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Mid-Utica Neighborhood Preservation Corporation Announces Creation of Executive Director Position
Mid-Utica Neighborhood Preservation Corporation Announces Creation of Executive Director Position

The Mid-Utica Neighborhood Preservation Corporation (MUNPC) today announced the creation of a new Executive Director position, which will continue the organization’s 45-year history and mission of serving Utica’s Cornhill community.

Hero Fund America Fund Announces Grant Round for First Responders
Hero Fund America Fund Announces Grant Round for First Responders

Hero Fund America (HFA) Fund, a field-of-interest fund of the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, is seeking applications for its First Responders Grant Round from organizations in New York and other states to help meet the education, training, lifesaving equipment and mental health needs of fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and law enforcement agencies.

Impact Center Spaces Will Help Community Come Together And Flourish
Impact Center Spaces Will Help Community Come Together And Flourish

The West Street Impact Center is the kind of space that can help this community come together and flourish.

Community Foundation Awards Over $2 Million to Nonprofits, Opens 6 New Funds
Community Foundation Awards Over $2 Million to Nonprofits, Opens 6 New Funds

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties announced more than $2 million in grants during the first quarter of 2024 to organizations and initiatives primarily in the areas of human services, health, arts and culture, and education.

Demolition of Mid-Utica Neighborhood Preservation Corporation Building Clears Way for West Street Impact Center
Demolition of Mid-Utica Neighborhood Preservation Corporation Building Clears Way for West Street Impact Center

The $74 Million Cornhill Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative took a significant step forward with the demolition of the Mid-Utica Neighborhood Preservation Corporation (MUNPC), or Leisure Time Activity Center building on West Street. The demolition clears the way to start construction on the West Street Impact Center which will serve as one of two anchors for this community’s historic transformation.

Community Foundation to Host Third-Annual 24-hour Giving Day to Support Nonprofits
Community Foundation to Host Third-Annual 24-hour Giving Day to Support Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties will host the third-annual 24-hour online day of community giving, “Mohawk Valley Gives,” on Friday, September 20, to benefit nonprofits serving the Mohawk Valley. Organizations interested in participating for 2024 will need to complete a registration form at givemv.org between Wednesday, May 1 through Friday, May 31.

Impact Centers Will Be Game Changers For Community
Impact Centers Will Be Game Changers For Community

The Impact Centers will have basketball courts, but for this community they will mean much more. To borrow a basketball phrase, they're game-changers. 

2023 Record-Breaking Year for Community Foundation Grantmaking, Donations
2023 Record-Breaking Year for Community Foundation Grantmaking, Donations

A detailed look at the grants, investments, scholarships and other community programs/initiatives made by the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties in 2023. 

A Message From Our Board Chair
A Message From Our Board Chair

The Community Foundation has spent the past 10 years — and even to this day — learning, listening, and having ongoing dialogue with neighborhood residents, stakeholders, and partners to collectively turn challenges into progress. We have been asking our residents directly what they want their neighborhood to be in the future, and we are listening.

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