Grant allows Utica Library to avoid disaster

The Community Foundation recently invested $125,000 to restore the Utica Public Library’s deteriorating gutters and make repairs to its roof. The grant came from the following Foundation funds: Rosamond G. Childs Fund, Watson Lowery Memorial Fund, Sinnott-Sheldon Fund and the Sinnott Family Fund, the Mele Fund.  These grants have funded…
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Passionate donor gives back to Utica, NY through fund

In this guest editorial to The Observer-Dispatch, donor and fund-holder Steve Oram talks about how his fund at The Community Foundation allows him to give back to the community that shaped him today. Oram is a successful attorney in Chevy Chase, Md. and uses the fund to give an internship…
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Foundation Facebook friends vote for Young Scholars as $500 grant recipient

The Community Foundation recently hosted a three-week contest via its Facebook page that allowed nonprofits to vie for $500 to be used toward its programming. Nonprofits who received grants from The Foundation in 2012 were invited to write a short paragraph sharing with the community how they would use the…
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Donors give to flood relief effort in Central New York

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. has now invested nearly $30,000 toward the flood relief effort. The Foundation donated a $10,000 matching grant during the Flood of 2013: Disaster Recovery Telethon to benefit United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area July 3. That telethon raised…
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House for homeless mothers, babies one of many programs funded through donor advisors

Evelyn’s House, a program founded and led by The Family Nurturing Center of Central New York, is one of the many programs The Community Foundation invests in. Ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for young mothers and their babies in the long term is better for our community, encouraging healthier…
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New site is your portal for arts in Central New York

Looking for something to do this weekend? Want to get the word out about your event? A new website allows you to do both. Visit gotocnyart.org to see what’s happening in Central New York and list your event today.  

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Foundation funds study that looks at Utica, NY’s refugee relationship

The Community Foundation invested $50,000 into an important project that allowed The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees to fund a study showing Utica-area residents’ perceptions of refugees and immigrants in their community. A detailed look at the report and its potential impact on our community is at uticaod.com. Among…
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Young Scholars Program video shows Foundation’s support of education

A look at how The Community Foundation is supporting higher education in Herkimer and Oneida counties. The Young Scholars Program is one example of how we’re getting closer to our community goal of 25/25 – increasing the percentage of adults with bachelor’s degree to 25 percent by 2025.

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The Foundation receives first million-dollar donation

The Foundation received its very first MILLION DOLLAR donation FROM A LIVING DONOR. Thank you, Anita Vitullo. Her donation will forever go toward the plight of abandoned, abused and neglected animals in our area. http://www.uticaod.com/features/x863231590/Clinton-woman-donates-1M-to-benefit-animals

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Foundation announces education goal that will change community

We are pleased to announce our commitment to this community through the 25/25 goal. The Foundation’s first initiative will focus on increasing the percentage of adults in Herkimer and Oneida counties who have bachelor’s degrees to 25 percent by 2025. “This new goal aligns with the Foundation’s transition from transactional…
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