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Johnson Park Center Receives Generous Community Support for Food Pantry
Johnson Park Center Receives Generous Community Support for Food Pantry

The Capraro Technologies Fund for Johnson Park Center Food Distribution at the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties received more than $9,000 in community donations in 2022, all of which were matched dollar-for-dollar by Gerard Capraro, founder and president of Capraro Technologies, Inc. (CTI).

Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications from Graduating Seniors
Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications from Graduating Seniors

To ensure that the legacy of Hinckley teen Connor Lynskey lives on, scholarships are awarded each year in his name through the Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties.

M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Fund Marks 15 Years with 2022 Grant Announcements
M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Fund Marks 15 Years with 2022 Grant Announcements

M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund (MTPT) at the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties awarded nearly $585,000 to area nonprofits in 2022—a special year for the fund as it celebrated its 15-year anniversary supporting the Mohawk Valley. 

Community Foundation to Host January 17 Nonprofit Town Hall
Community Foundation to Host January 17 Nonprofit Town Hall

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties will hold a free virtual town hall for nonprofits serving the two counties on Tuesday, January 17, at 10 A.M. via Zoom. 

Operation Sunshine Fund Awards $9,000 to Area Nonprofits
Operation Sunshine Fund Awards $9,000 to Area Nonprofits

The Operation Sunshine Fund at the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties has awarded $9,000 to nonprofits in support of summer camperships. Following the transition from a nonprofit affiliate of the Observer-Dispatch newspaper to a Community Foundation fund, Operation Sunshine Fund continues to uphold its original mission of providing underprivileged kids with a summer camp experience.

Adirondack League Club Awards Over $100,000 to Area Nonprofits
Adirondack League Club Awards Over $100,000 to Area Nonprofits

The Adirondack League Club Community Fund at the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties awarded more than $118,000 to support over 20 area nonprofits in the third quarter of 2022.

Community Foundation Launches Helpful Harvest Fund, Awards $38,500 to Human Service Organizations
Community Foundation Launches Helpful Harvest Fund, Awards $38,500 to Human Service Organizations

The Helpful Harvest Fund, a newly launched field-of-interest fund at the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, awarded $38,500 to more than 30 human service organizations including food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters during the month of November to support increased need around the holidays and colder months.

M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Fund Awards $50,000 to Support Ukrainian Resettlement Efforts
M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Fund Awards $50,000 to Support Ukrainian Resettlement Efforts

M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund (MTPT) of the Community Foundation has awarded $50,000 to The Center to support Ukrainian individuals and families resettling in the Utica area. The funds will provide basic needs and personal items to the refugees seeking assistance. Formerly known as The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, The Center offers a variety of services to newcomers and non-native English-speaking residents of the Mohawk Valley region.

Community Foundation Conducts Nonprofit Needs Assessment
Community Foundation Conducts Nonprofit Needs Assessment

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is conducting an online nonprofit survey to evaluate the needs of local organizations while learning more about the work they do, the people they serve, and how to best support them. This survey is part of the Community Foundation’s continuing effort to direct funding where it is most needed and will have the greatest impact.

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