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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.

Community Raises More Than $600,000 for Nonprofits During Mohawk Valley Gives
Community Raises More Than $600,000 for Nonprofits During Mohawk Valley Gives

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties hosted its first 24-hour day of giving, “Mohawk Valley Gives,” on Tuesday to benefit local nonprofits serving the two counties. The community came together and raised more than $600,000 in 24 hours from 1,800+ unique donors and over 2,800 individual donations. These numbers are expected to continue to climb as donations will be accepted until Friday, September 30, at givemv.org

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

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties will host the first 24-hour day of community giving, “Mohawk Valley Gives,” on September 20, to benefit local nonprofits serving the two counties.

Nine Organizations Receive Power of Our Community Neighborhood Impact Grants
Nine Organizations Receive Power of Our Community Neighborhood Impact Grants

As part of its Community Equity Initiative, the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties has awarded a new series of “Power of Our Community Neighborhood Impact Grants.” Black- and Brown-led organizations as well as other nonprofit organizations located within and/or serving Utica’s Cornhill and West Utica neighborhoods were asked to apply.

Proceeds from Community Events to Award Future Scholarships Through the Alivia Paige Moylan Memorial Scholarship Fund
Proceeds from Community Events to Award Future Scholarships Through the Alivia Paige Moylan Memorial Scholarship Fund

The family and friends of Alivia “Livi” Paige Moylan continue to keep her memory alive through local community events, such as the first annual “Livi Strong” Soccer Fest held in June. A large crowd came together for the day to celebrate her life and love of soccer, and to benefit a scholarship fund established in her honor.

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.

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