Clinton Central School Teachers Awarded Kirkland Fellowship Grants

The Kirkland Fellowship, established through the Hayes-Couper Fund at The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, provides learning opportunities for teachers in the Clinton Central School District. The goal of the fellowship program is to create better educators, which in turn creates better students. This year, five teachers were…
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Essay Winner Earns Summer Internship in Utica Mayor’s Office

A panel of independent judges has selected Mario Mannella, a Proctor High School junior, as the winner of the annual Give Back to Utica essay contest, earning him a paid summer internship in City of Utica Mayor Robert M. Palmieri’s office. The internship is funded through the Give Back to…
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Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund Awards Multiple Grants to Community

The Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund was created by Becky and Mark Kogut in honor of their daughter, Alexandra, to support community organizations that share her passion and kindness. Each year, several grants are awarded through this donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, allowing Alexandra’s…
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Lead-Free MV Coalition Recognizes June as National Healthy Homes Month

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is sponsoring the second annual National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) during June 2017. This month-long celebration offers an opportunity to learn more about housing and its impact on health, including the prevention of childhood lead poisoning, residential asthma intervention, radon…
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M&T Bank Fund Awards $27,500 in Community Grants

M&T Bank continues to invest locally through the M&T Bank/Partners Trust Charitable Fund (MTPT), a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The fund has distributed more than $1 million in support of programs and organizations that will have a strong and lasting impact in the…
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New Investment Opportunity Promotes Independent Senior Living in Herkimer and Oneida Counties

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is seeking applications for a new investment opportunity to support programs and projects that promote independent senior living in Herkimer and Oneida counties. Applicants must propose a new solution or an enhancement to an existing program that advances seniors’ self-determination and relates…
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Local Youth Inspired by Surprise Visit from Star of McFarland, USA Movie

Carlos Pratts, star of the 2015 Disney Movie McFarland, USA, surprised more than 1,500 eighth graders from Herkimer and Oneida counties during a field trip to Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica Campus in November. Pratts portrayed Thomas Valles, a real-life track and field star on the 1987 championship-winning team from…
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M&T Bank Fund Awards More Than $68,000 in Grants at Quarterly Meeting

M&T Bank continues to invest locally through the M&T Bank/Partners Trust Charitable Fund (MTPT), a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The fund has distributed more than $1 million in support of programs and organizations that will have a strong and lasting impact in our…
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Community Foundation Names Director of Giving Strategies

Nick Grimmer has been named director of giving strategies at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. As director, Grimmer will guide the cultivation and expansion of The Community Foundation’s portfolio of philanthropic partners. He will also lead efforts to engage a growing number of charitable partners in supporting…
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Smith Market Wins $25,000 Impact Opportunity Challenge

Smith Market was selected as the winner of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties’ $25,000 Impact Opportunity Challenge. The market was one of five finalists to pitch their idea for an innovative business concept for downtown Utica to a panel of judges on Wednesday, August 10. The market…
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