2018 Record-Breaking Year for Community Foundation Grantmaking, Donations

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties marked another year of community impact in 2018, awarding nearly 750 grants totaling more than $6.9 million to support programs and initiatives that will have long-lasting impact. In addition, The Community Foundation’s donor support set a record: $15.4 million from 4,300 donors…
» Full Story

Read more

CABVI-Community Foundation Challenge Exceeds Expectations

The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) announced today that it raised $1,057,908 as a match to a $500,000 challenge issued in 2018 by The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The funds help support construction of an $8 million, state-of-the-art vision rehabilitation center in Utica,…
» Full Story

Read more

Community Foundation, Town of Webb School District Announce $1.2 Million Scholarship Fund

Community Foundation, Town of Webb School District Announce Scholarship Fund Fund Established With $1.2 Million Bequest from Long-time Old Forge Resident Martin M. Martin Community Foundation and Town of Webb Union Free School District (UFSD) representatives announced the creation of the Martin M. Martin Scholarship Fund on Tuesday. The school…
» Full Story

Read more

Utica Dollars for Scholars announcing 25 years, partnership expansion with The Community Foundation

Utica Dollars for Scholars (UDFS), announcing its 25th anniversary of distributing scholarship dollars to local students, also is broadening its partnership with The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, expanding the number of named awards supporting student scholarships at high schools to 25. “For the past 25 years, UDFS…
» Full Story

Read more

M&T Bank Fund Awards More than $110,500 to Community Organizations

M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund (MTPT) awarded $110,548 in grants to eight local nonprofits in the fourth quarter of 2018. MTPT, a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, is committed to investing in its local community. In 2018, the fund awarded more than $827,000,…
» Full Story

Read more

Cornhill Neighborhood Community Center Feasibility Study

Efforts are underway to breathe new life into the former Utica Free Academy gymnasium in the city’s Cornhill neighborhood. The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties plans to pay for necessary repairs to parts of the 1402 Elm St. building, such as the building’s roof, electrical system and sump…
» Full Story

Read more

Community Foundation responds to federal government shutdown concerns

Area not-for-profits invited to discuss impact In light of the continuing federal government’s partial shutdown and its local impacts, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is preparing to convene a meeting next week of agencies and not-for-profits to discuss the effects on their clients and constituents. “We’ve been…
» Full Story

Read more

Utica National Group Foundation Fund Awards $100,000 to Community Organizations

Utica National Insurance Group continues to invest locally through the Utica National Group Foundation Fund, a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. Since its inception, the Utica National Group Foundation Fund has awarded 10 grants totaling more than $500,000 to support a variety of programs…
» Full Story

Read more

Hero Fund America Fund Awards Grants in Support of First Responders

Hero Fund America Fund, a field-of interest fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, continues to fulfill its mission to increase awareness, advocacy and support for fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and law enforcement agencies. Since the fund’s inception in 2016, Hero Fund America Fund has awarded…
» Full Story

Read more

Oneida County, City of Utica sign on to national healthy homes compact

Community Foundation, Lead-Free-MV announce Green & Healthy Homes Initiative The Lead-Free Mohawk Valley Coalition has launched an initiative aimed at expanding area efforts to provide safe, affordable housing. In partnership with The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Oneida County and the City of Utica are collaborating in a…
» Full Story

Read more