Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund Awards Multiple Grants to Community

The Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund was created by Becky and Mark Kogut in honor of their daughter, Alexandra, to support community organizations that share her passion and kindness. Each year, several grants are awarded through this donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, allowing Alexandra’s…
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Essay Contest Winner Earns Summer Internship at Utica Public Library

A panel of independent judges have selected Alexia Vo, a rising senior at Thomas R. Proctor High School, as the winner of the annual Give Back to Utica essay contest, earning her a paid summer internship at the Utica Public Library. The internship is made possible by the Give Back…
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Community Foundation Celebration of Philanthropy Honors the Mele Family

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties honored its partners in philanthropy, the Mele family, well known for Mele & Co., a fixture in the Utica area, Tuesday, August 6, with more than 150 community members in attendance. In recognition of the Mele Family Fund’s investments in the community…
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Community Foundation Awards Over $1 Million to Nonprofits, Opens Six New Funds

Cats and kittens relax and play in the cat room at Herkimer County Humane Society.

Cats and kittens relax and play in the cat room at Herkimer County Humane Society.

During the second quarter of 2019, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties awarded grants totaling more than $507,000 to 22 nonprofit organizations through its competitive grants process. Competitive grants are awarded to local nonprofits to support projects and initiatives primarily within The Community Foundation’s strategic investment areas of…
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Community Foundation Offering Nonprofit Webinars

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering a series of webinars for staff and board members of area nonprofits. The webinars will take place at The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica, and lunch will be provided. Webinars are free for Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) members…
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Community Foundation Announces $85,000 Community Choice Awards

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is pleased to announce the 2019 Community Choice Awards, an $85,000 grantmaking program to help local nonprofits realize priority community projects. Nonprofit organizations in Herkimer and Oneida counties are invited to submit grant proposals for projects in eight categories: animal welfare; arts…
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Community Foundation Welcomes New Trustees

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties has approved three new Trustees and its 2019-2020 officers. New members of the Board of Trustees are: Harrison J. Hummel IV Hummel currently serves as chief operating officer at Hummel’s Office Plus, where he has held a number of roles since 1998….
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Lead-Free MV Coalition Recognizes June as National Healthy Homes Month

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes is sponsoring National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) during the month of June. This month-long celebration is centered around the theme “Growing Up Safe and Healthy: 5 Minutes to a Healthy Home” stressing the…
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M&T Bank Fund Awards More than $114,000 to Community Organizations

M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund (MTPT) awarded $114,740 in grants to seven local nonprofits in the first quarter of 2019. 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 Awards Over $965,000 to Nonprofits, Opens Two New Funds

UTICA, NY – The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties announced awards totaling more than $225,000 to 6 nonprofit organizations through its competitive grants process for the first quarter of 2019. Competitive grants are awarded to area nonprofits primarily in support of The Community Foundation’s strategic investment areas of…
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