The Foundation is dedicated to creating strong partnerships with the goal of making social impact in our community.

That’s why in 2008, we commissioned the Center for Governmental Research to provide us a clear picture of Oneida and Herkimer counties. Through that study, we found Herkimer County and Oneida County had needs we needed to address.

We began researching, studying and creating initiatives that would address those needs. We gradually became transformational investors rather than transactional grant makers.

Through partnership, innovation and leadership, we adopted four priority areas and with your help created goals under those initiatives.

We continue to invest in those initiatives and develop the goals and strategies under our four priority areas. Through partnership, investing and convening, we are using our financial, intellectual and convening capital to advise, fund, fuel and sustain those partner organizations addressing the fundamental challenges of our community in the areas of education, health, economic development and arts and culture.

We are committed to social change. We hope you will join us.