Young Scholars

The Community Foundation is committed to investing in community education initiatives.

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. is committed to the advancement of education in Herkimer County and Oneida County and supports programs that nurture every child’s right under our state’s constitution to a sound and basic education.

Thanks to carefully researched programs and partnerships, The Foundation is making grants for education-based programs where our indicators show our community most needs it.

Currently, education grants focus on meeting two community goals:

  • To increase the percentage of adults in Herkimer County and Oneida County who have bachelor’s degrees to 25 percent by 2025.
  • To increase the number of children who are kindergarten ready.

We use a conveyor-like approach and make education investments to support children through various stages of development, from birth to adulthood.

We know that when community members have greater access to education, communities thrive.

That’s why education is a priority in our grant funding.


Find out more about the impact we’re making together.