Broadway Theater League Creates Scholarship Fund for Arts Education

The Broadway Theater League of Utica (BTL) has created a scholarship fund at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties in memory of a longtime member of BTL’s board of directors. The Linda Leogrande Youth Ambassador Scholarship Fund honors her more than 30 years of service on the board…
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Single Community Fund Established for Pandemic Response

Community Foundation, United Way Launch Fund to Aid Nonprofits A single community-wide fund has been created to support organizations responding to human services needs in Herkimer and Oneida counties resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and United Way of…
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Community Foundation, Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation Announce Flood Relief

$150,000 Will Help Halloween 2019 Storm Victims Utica-based Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation and The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties today announced a successful conclusion to a matching grant effort to aid residents of the two counties affected by the October 2019 flooding. Rising Phoenix announced in November it…
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Helping Those in Need

The evolving public health situation calls for our entire community to pull together, and we’re ready to help. Assessing and addressing community needs will be an ongoing commitment for us and our nonprofit partners. More immediately, please consider supporting one or more of the human service agencies helping to meet…
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COVID-19 Response: Community Foundation Offices Close to Public

To safely meet the needs of our partner organizations, donors and others in the community, The Community Foundation will discontinue public meetings at its 2608 Genesee Street offices in Utica until Monday, April 6.  While our offices will be closed to the public, staff will be available via email, info@foundationhoc.org….
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Community Foundation Announces Free Nonprofit Training Series

  The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering a series of free workshops and webinars for staff and board members of area nonprofit organizations. Made possible by the support of First Source Federal Credit Union, the sessions will take place at The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street,…
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Community Foundation Receives $194,700 Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Grant

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties has been awarded a $194,700 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation that will support the community’s long-term efforts to address childhood lead poisoning and healthy housing. The funding will go to the Utica Healthy Homes Program, a partnership between The Community…
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Give Back To Utica Essay Contest

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc., through the Give Back to Utica Fund, presents an exciting opportunity. A paid summer internship at the Utica Public Library is being offered to a current high school junior or senior who live in Herkimer or Oneida counties. The student intern…
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Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Establishes Funds, Awards $650,000 in Grants

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, a congregation of 322 vowed women religious, has awarded $650,000 dollars in grants locally from funds administered by The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The Sisters established these new funds using proceeds from the sale of property that housed…
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Community Foundation Reports Record Year for Donations, Grantmaking

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties announced today that it awarded a record $8.1 million to nonprofit organizations in 2019. Almost 900 grants went to organizations for their work supporting a wide array of community priorities, including education, health, economic development, and arts and culture. Of the total…
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