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The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties will host the second-annual 24-hour day of community giving, “Mohawk Valley Gives,” on September 20, to benefit local nonprofits serving the two counties. Registration for area nonprofit organizations launched on May 23, at and is available through July 31.

The 2022 Mohawk Valley Gives debut raised more than $630,000 for over 130 organizations devoted to animal rights, disability services, racial equity, education, arts and culture, health and wellness, emergency response and more.

“The day is about so much more than just raising money,” said Nick Grimmer, director of giving strategies at the Community Foundation. “It’s about giving nonprofit organizations the opportunity to promote themselves in new and creative ways and gain new supporters while they’re at it. It’s also an educational opportunity for community donors to learn about many amazing organizations that they may not be familiar with.”

The Community Foundation took lessons learned from the first Mohawk Valley Gives event and used those to shape this year’s campaign which will feature more robust training and support opportunities for participating organizations, as well as an enhanced prize pool that will award cash prizes to these organizations on the giving day.

“This event provided us with a platform to make new connections in the community and bring awareness to our organization and its mission,” said Vartan Poghosian of 4 Elements Studio. “Mohawk Valley Gives helped foster a sense of pride for our local community and the nonprofit organizations that serve it. We appreciate the effort the Community Foundation put into organizing such a professional and accessible event and are looking forward to participating again this year.”

Mohawk Valley Gives is powered by the Community Foundation and proudly presented by Staffworks and M&T Bank. Organizations interested in participating in this year’s event should visit to fill out a brief registration survey by July 31.

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