Donor Contributions to Fund Renovations at Prospect Softball Field in the Town of Trenton

A longtime recreation landmark in the Town of Trenton Hamlet of Prospect is undergoing a complete renovation that will improve its usability, access, and overall appearance. The renovations of the Prospect Memorial Softball Field, totaling more than $500,000, are being funded through donations and charitable contributions to the Prospect Softball…
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Community Foundation Marks Year Five of Lead-Free Mohawk Valley Initiative

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and the Lead-Free Mohawk Valley Coalition partners are marking the fifth year of a community-wide commitment to reduce high rates of childhood lead poisoning in Oneida and Herkimer counties. In April 2016, the Community Foundation launched the effort with sustained funding. To…
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M&T Bank Fund Awards More than $160,000 to Community Organizations

M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund (MTPT) awarded $160,400 in grants to seven local nonprofits in the first quarter of 2021. MTPT, a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, is committed to investing in its local community. “Our advisory committee gave considerations to many deserving…
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Community Foundation Offering Free Nonprofit Webinars

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering a series of free webinars for staff and board members of area nonprofit organizations. Made possible by the support of Bank of America, the sessions will take place online via Zoom or GoToMeeting. Due to limited capacity, advance registration at…
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Community Foundation Responds to Greater Needs l Nonprofit Partners Need More Help to Respond to COVID-19 Impact

  After responding to a year of rising community need, the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties today shared with dozens of partner organizations its plans for investing funds through the nonprofit sector to meet continuing pandemic impact, longstanding racial inequity and other challenges facing the two-county region. “Like…
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Community Foundation, United Way Ramping Up Pandemic Relief Efforts | MetLife Foundation Makes Major Contribution

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and United Way of the Mohawk Valley announced today that their joint Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund will be ramping up efforts to address the growing needs of the community stemming from the pandemic. To support these needs, MetLife Foundation has announced…
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Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Trustees

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties has appointed two new members to its Board of Trustees. Joining the volunteer board in 2021 are: Robert Bojanek Robert Bojanek is co-founder of ShoreGroup Inc. and Optanix Inc., where he served as executive vice president of operations and assisted with the…
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Community Foundation Marks National Week

During the week of November 12-18, the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is joining more than 900 community foundations across the country in celebrating Community Foundation Week. “This year more than ever before, we are addressing both recent and longstanding challenges in our community—pandemic impact, food insecurity, childcare…
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Bianca Michelle Devins Memorial Scholarship Fund Awards First Scholarship

The family of Bianca Devins, whose tragic death in 2019 shocked the community, announced today the first award from the Bianca Michelle Devins Memorial Scholarship Fund. Members of the Devins and Williams families created the fund at The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties last year to support students…
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Envisioning a better Mohawk Valley for everyone

Many of our partners, donors and community residents have heard about the Community Foundation’s $10 million, 10-year initial investment in racial equity and social justice. Some are excited, and many are curious about our plans. How will this all unfold over the next decade and beyond? Our vision is “a…
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