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Grant Application Deadlines


The Community Foundation views each of its investments and grants as a community partnership for maximum impact. During this time, parts of the previously determined grant schedule are on hold.  The top priority remains providing support for the most immediate and critical needs that have surfaced as a result of COVID-19.  Requests that are non-COVID related emergencies can still be submitted by filling out a Grant Intake Form. For information on COVID-related grants, please visit mvcovidfund.com.

For more information or questions about this schedule, please contact Jan Squadrito, senior community investment manager, at 315-731-3728 or jsquadrito@foundationhoc.org.

A downloadable PDF version of the schedule can be found here: 2020 Grant Application Schedule. Grant deadlines and programs are subject to change. Please note, all emergency requests will be considered promptly.

TARGETED COMMUNITY GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Education Enrichment Mini-Grants

This mini-grant application is to be used for grant requests for education enrichment programs for youths or adults that meet the following criteria:

  • Request does not exceed $10,000 for one program and organization is requesting funding for only one program.
  • All grant funds will be used for direct program expenses.

Education Enrichment Mini-Grant Application

Deadline: Applications are not being accepted for this grant at this time.

For requests more than $10,000, please follow the above guidelines for standard grant process.


Youth Sports, Wellness and Recreation Mini-Grants

This mini-grant application is to be used to encourage and support community health and wellness through youth programs in Herkimer and Oneida counties.

Youth Sports, Wellness and Recreation Mini-Grant Application

Deadline: Applications are not being accepted for this grant at this time.

For requests more than $10,000, please follow the above guidelines for standard grant process.


Casimir S. Butnoris Fund Grants

The Casimir S. Butnoris Fund supports projects for environmental concerns in Oneida and Herkimer counties, including but not limited to the preservation of wetlands, marshes, and woodlands and for programs related to education, appreciation, or the understanding of environmental issues.

Contact Jan Squadrito at 315-735-8212 or jsquadrito@foundationhoc.org to learn more and to request an application.

Deadline: Extended through 6/30/2020


Capital Campaign Support Grants

Deadlines: Applications are not being accepted for this grant at this time

Contact Jan Squadrito at 315-735-8212 or jsquadrito@foundationhoc.org to learn more and to request an application.


Hero Fund America Fund Grants

The Hero Fund America Fund supports projects and programs that meet the following criteria:

  • Program or project will directly support the education, training, and life-saving equipment needs of first responders
  • Request does not exceed $1,000 in a calendar year
  • All grant funds will be used for direct program expenses

Please note: The application window is currently closed.


Capacity Building Mini-Grant

Although capacity building can have many interpretations, for the purposes of this grant, we are defining it as something that “improves organizational capability and competence.” It is an activity or project with a goal of “strengthening the organizational platform upon which mission and program rest.” These activities can include strengthening one or more of the following: administrative systems, management, financial resources and/or governance.

Capacity Building Mini-Grant Application

Deadline: Applications are not being accepted for this grant at this time.

For requests more than $10,000, please follow the above guidelines for standard grant process.