Inclusivity Through Music

Music is a universal language. With music, you can communicate across cultural and linguistic boundaries. This universal feature of the human experience brings people together and can open the mind to appreciate new, diverse people and ideas. The Levitt AMP Music Series returned for its fourth year to Oneida Square’s…
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Reaching New Heights: ICAN

Our community benefits in countless ways because certain organizations dedicate their efforts to empowering individuals and families to be the best version of themselves. Optimism, opportunity, and a sense of togetherness flow through our streets, giving hope to all that they can do whatever they put their minds to. One…
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A Vision For A Brighter Future

With a long-awaited upward trend in economic and urban revitalization underway, Downtown Utica is fast becoming a focus of investment and growth. And investments in the City of Utica—the area’s economic and population center—will help the regional economy thrive. The list of recent and coming successes in the City’s urban…
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Peeling Back the Layers on Lead Poisoning in the Mohawk Valley

Lead poisoning, the build-up of this toxic element in the body, results from breathing in or swallowing even microscopic amounts of the neurotoxin. Children under age 6 are especially susceptible to these negative effects because these are critically formative years for neurologic development with potential consequences ranging from learning difficulties…
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Helping Small Communities in Big Ways

The Community Foundation’s vision of a vibrant region with opportunity for all is at the forefront of grantmaking and initiative work that changes lives and strengthens communities big and small in Herkimer and Oneida counties. And the Town of Webb is a great example of meaningful community investments making a…
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M&T/Partners Trust Fund Awards $765,000+ to Community Organizations

M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund (MTPT) awarded more than $765,000 in grants to 35 local nonprofits in 2019. As one of the most active funds of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, MTPT has granted more than $3.2 million dollars to organizations in the two counties since…
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Meet Our Team – Jan Squadrito

Get to know Jan Squadrito, senior community investment manager at The Community Foundation. Describe your role at The Community Foundation, and what projects and work you’re involved in. As the senior community investment manager, I’m the primary contact with organizations seeking assistance from The Community Foundation. Sometimes they are looking…
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Thea Bowman House – Built on Unconditional Love

Utica is known and celebrated for its rich diversity and cultural variety. It’s also home to dedicated organizations and groups that allow the city’s diverse population to thrive and live enriched lives. Thea Bowman House is living proof of this; it’s an institution that has served Utica for more than…
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Inclusivity Through Music

Music is a universal language. With music, you can communicate across cultural and linguistic boundaries. This universal feature of the human experience brings people together and can open the mind to appreciate new, diverse people and ideas. The Levitt AMP Music Series returned for its fourth year to Oneida Square’s…
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Full STEAM Ahead at Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center

Part of what makes the mix of urban and rural communities scattered throughout Herkimer and Oneida counties particularly interesting is the juxtaposition of tradition and technology, access and inclusion, and pockets of creativity in unusual places. In Boonville, a rural community in northern Oneida County, the Dodge Pratt Northam Art…
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