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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Community Foundation Awards Over $960,000 to Nonprofits, Opens Six New Funds

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties announced awards totaling more than $340,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations through its competitive grants process for the third quarter of 2018. Competitive grants are awarded to area nonprofits primarily in support of The Community Foundation’s strategic investment areas of education, economic development,…
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M&T Bank Fund Awards More than $237,000 to Community Organizations

M&T Bank continues to invest locally through the M&T Bank/Partners Trust Charitable Fund (MTPT), a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The MTPT fund celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2017 and since its inception, has awarded more than 155 grants, totaling more than $2 million…
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All In For Vin Memorial Fund Awards Grants to Community Nonprofits

The All In For Vin Memorial Fund, created in February 2018 by the Maugeri family in memory of Vincent “Vinny” Maugeri, has awarded its first-ever grants to community nonprofits. The donor-advised fund at The Community Foundation seeks to support youth-based causes that were important to Vincent, allowing his spirit to…
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Lead Free MV Coalition Observes National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

The Lead-Free MV Coalition is pleased to announce the kick-off of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2018. Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its partners collaborate on a national outreach effort to observe…
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