The Community Foundation Names Director of Strategic Initiatives

John Monaghan has been named Director of Strategic Initiatives for The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. In this role, he will design and implement an encompassing strategy for impact investment, including the Lead-Free MV Coalition, as well as advance the organization’s metric-related processes. Lead-Free MV is the first…
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Foundation Honors Community Members and Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties hosted its annual Celebration of Philanthropy on Thursday, May 12, at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica. More than 200 community members attended to honor the organization’s partners in philanthropy and celebrate award winners. “Our community is incredibly generous and dedicated to helping…
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Foundation Announces $25,000 Entrepreneurial Initiative

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties has launched a $25,000 entrepreneurial initiative to help bring more innovative businesses to downtown Utica. The Impact Opportunity Challenge, made possible by The Foundation’s Corporate Partners, is open to individuals and/or groups that have an innovative business concept for one of four…
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Foundation Speaker Series to Feature Educator, Innovator Don Marinelli

Educator and innovator Don Marinelli will speak at the Stanley Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. The event is part of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties’ Speaker Series, a program that seeks to inspire the community to envision the potential of our…
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Foundation Announces $1 Million ‘Impact Investment’ Initiative

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is launching a $1 million, three-year initiative aimed at eliminating childhood lead poisoning in Herkimer and Oneida counties. The Foundation will lead and coordinate “Lead-Free MV” with multiple community partners, including the Oneida County Health Department, Herkimer County Public Health and Herkimer…
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Foundation Joins in National Observance

November 12-18 is annual Community Foundation Week UTICA ­­— During the week of November 12-18, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., will join more than 700 community foundations across America celebrating Community Foundation Week. For more than 25 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly…
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Community Foundation supports rural toddler screening program

  UTICA/DOLGEVILLE –The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc., has awarded a $16,000 grant to the Dolgeville Central School district in support of a screening and intervention program for rural infants and toddlers. The grant is made possible by The Foundation and the Harrison S. Sweet Memorial Fund, Martin-Gifford…
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Foundation Takes Next Steps Toward Impact Investment

  Strategic shifts, new staff aimed at significant community change UTICA ­­— Building on six decades of commitment to social impact and civic betterment, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., today announced the next steps in its evolution. President and CEO Alicia Dicks announced that the implementation…
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Proud to Sponsor TEDxUtica for Third Year

We’re thrilled to partner with TEDxUtica as a sponsor again in its third year. This year’s speakers will explore how an individual or an idea can grow to make a change, build a movement or make a difference. This perfectly timed event, titled “One Square Block” this year provides a perfect launching pad for…
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Mohawk Valley Trail to ignite economic development

The Foundation recently partnered with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to fund the completion of the Mohawk Valley Water Trail. The 128-mile trail along the historic Erie Canal will ultimately provide significant and vital economic development and tourism opportunities for the entire region. Since Oct. 26, 1825, the Erie…
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