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A message from our board chair, Jawwaad Rasheed
A message from our board chair, Jawwaad Rasheed

Essay: Community Foundation commits to collaboration, investment to bring about change.

Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Staff Members
Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Olivia Paul has been named director of community investment and Eh Ka Paw will serve as finance and accounting intern at the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties.

Agreement reached for Feasibility, Predesign Phase of Utica Impact Center Project
Agreement reached for Feasibility, Predesign Phase of Utica Impact Center Project

The Mid-Utica Neighborhood Preservation Corporation (MUNPC) and the Community Foundation have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) as the next step in development of MUNPC’s Leisure Time Activity Center site as a collaborative multipurpose “impact center.”

Community Foundation Awards More Than $50,000 to Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens
Community Foundation Awards More Than $50,000 to Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties distributed $52,795 to more than 30 local food pantries and soup kitchens this week.

 Community Foundation Advances Equity Initiative at Town Hall Forum
Community Foundation Advances Equity Initiative at Town Hall Forum

More than 100 residents took part in the Community Foundation’s Equity Initiative Advisory Group town hall forum, the culmination of the group’s work and discussion over the last several months.

Equity Advisory Group to Hold Community Forum
Equity Advisory Group to Hold Community Forum

The Community Equity Forum will take place on Wednesday, October 20, 6:00-8:30 p.m., at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, with a report on the group’s work to date, and breakout sessions for attendees to share their thoughts.

Hero Fund America Fund Announces Awards in Support of First Responders
Hero Fund America Fund Announces Awards in Support of First Responders

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties Hero Fund America Fund has awarded $10,000 to increase awareness, advocacy and support for fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and law enforcement agencies in New York and other states.

Community Foundation Awards Over $2.5 Million to Nonprofits, Opens 15 New Funds
Community Foundation Awards Over $2.5 Million to Nonprofits, Opens 15 New Funds

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties announced more than $2.5 million in community investments during the first half of 2021 to organizations and initiatives primarily in the areas of equity, economic development, education, and pandemic relief. This total includes more than $376,00 in awards through the organization’s competitive grants process as well as activity of its 120+ donor-advised funds. Also included in that total is support from the Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund to 30 local nonprofit organizations.

Donor Contribution to Advance the Work of Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program at Utica College
Donor Contribution to Advance the Work of Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program at Utica College

A local youth program, Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program (YSLPP), has received $1 million in funding to enhance and grow its programming for area students.

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