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Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund Awards Multiple Grants to Community Organizations
Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund Awards Multiple Grants to Community Organizations

The Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund was created by Becky and Mark Kogut in honor of their daughter, Alexandra, to support community organizations that share her passion and kindness. Each year, several grants are awarded through this donor-advised fund of the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, allowing Alexandra’s spirit to live on. Grants are awarded to programs and organizations that reflect Alexandra’s interests, including swimming and her love for children.

Hero Fund America Fund Announces 2022 Grant Recipients
Hero Fund America Fund Announces 2022 Grant Recipients

Hero Fund America Fund (HFA), a field-of-interest fund of the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, today announced $15,000 in awards for first-responder organizations across the country. Each year the fund helps meet the education, training, lifesaving equipment and mental health needs of fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and law enforcement agencies in New York and other states.

Herkimer County Collaborative Launches Community Development Plan
Herkimer County Collaborative Launches Community Development Plan

A local government-nonprofit collaborative has announced the completion of a Herkimer County-wide community development plan that will address the county’s longstanding challenges and future growth opportunities. Under the plan, a nonprofit called Herkimer County Community Development Partnership will be created to formalize collaborative efforts needed to address economic challenges, while connecting and encouraging innovation in thriving but disconnected points of growth county-wide.

Essay Contest Winner Earns Summer Internship at Utica Public Library
Essay Contest Winner Earns Summer Internship at Utica Public Library

A panel of independent judges have selected Hender Hernandez Caba, a rising senior at Thomas R. Proctor High School, as the winner of the annual Give Back to Utica essay contest and recipient of a paid summer internship at the Utica Public Library. 

Community Foundation Welcomes New Trustees
Community Foundation Welcomes New Trustees

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties recently welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees to succeed departing members who have completed their service on the volunteer body.  

Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Scholarship Fund Announces 2022 Recipients
Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Scholarship Fund Announces 2022 Recipients

The Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Scholarship Fund’s scholarship committee is pleased to announce this year’s recipients for its scholarship awards to graduating seniors from high schools in Oneida and Herkimer counties.

Community Foundation Announces First 24-hour Giving Day to Support Nonprofits
Community Foundation Announces First 24-hour Giving Day to Support Nonprofits

To enhance support for the many nonprofit organizations meeting community needs, the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties announced today that it will organize a first-ever 24-hour day of giving on September 20, 2022. “Mohawk Valley Gives” will provide nonprofits serving the two counties a free platform designed to build donor enthusiasm for their organizations.

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

Hero Fund America (HFA) Fund, a field-of-interest fund of the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, has announced that its annual grant round that supports the education, training, lifesaving equipment and mental health needs of first responders will be held from May 1 – June 30. Grant recipients will be notified by the end of July.

Operation Sunshine Transitions to the Community Foundation
Operation Sunshine Transitions to the Community Foundation

After more than 50 years of enriching the lives of the community’s young people, Operation Sunshine has partnered with the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, ensuring that its mission will continue to be fulfilled through grants to nonprofit organizations for many years to come.

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