Community Fund Shifts Focus from Relief to Recovery

MV COVID-19 Response Fund has Awarded $870,000 to Nonprofits With phased “reopening” of commercial and public activity underway, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area (VGU) announced today that their joint Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund will begin…
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Hero Fund America Fund Awards $18,000 in Support of First Responders

Fund Provides Additional COVID-19 Emergency Grants Hero Fund America Fund (HFA), a field-of-interest fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, has announced a round of grants for 2020 intended to increase awareness, advocacy and support for fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and law enforcement agencies in New…
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Alicia Dicks Appointed to NYS Re-Opening Advisory Board

Alicia Dicks, president/CEO of the Community Foundation, will represent the region as a member of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board. The statewide panel will guide the state’s re-opening and recovery strategy from the effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency. “I appreciate the opportunity to be…
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Support Critical to Meet Rising Community Needs

$1.2 Million in Requests Received for MV COVID-19 Fund Grants As nonprofit organizations meet critical needs stemming from the global pandemic’s community impact, requests for funding from the Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund have now exceeded $1.2 million. The fund launched by The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties…
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Utica National Group Foundation Grants

Helping to Feed the Hungry, Support Area Restaurants Providing meals for area residents while supporting local restaurants is the focus of two grants totaling $75,400 from the Utica National Group Foundation. The Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Utica National Insurance Group, donated $25,000 to the Hope House in Utica…
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Support Made Possible Through Generous Donations

As the needs of local nonprofits continue to evolve at a rapid pace, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area (VGU) are encouraging community members to consider making a donation to the Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund. Contributing…
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Local Support is Critical to Keep Up with Evolving Community Needs

As the needs of local nonprofits continue to evolve at a rapid pace, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area (VGU) are encouraging community members to consider making a donation to the Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund. Contributing…
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Community Foundation, United Way VGU Grants Continue to Meet Evolving Needs

Additional $184,000 Awarded for a Total of $382,000 The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area (VGU) continue to review and approve grants several times a week to award funds to nonprofit organizations providing key services to the community…
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Community Foundation, United Way VGU Respond to Pandemic Impact

Latest grants up total awarded to nearly $200,000 A community-wide fund is helping address the needs of those affected by the global pandemic by supporting area nonprofit organizations large and small. The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area…
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Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund Awards $150,000+

Community-wide Effort Responds to Critical Medical Equipment Needs The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area (VGU) today announced that more than $420,000 has been raised for the Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund and that more than $150,000 has…
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