Community Choice Awards 2019 | Prize Patrol

Thank You! Community members cast thousands of votes to support local nonprofits in this year’s Community Choice Awards, and your vote helped decide which eight winners received $10,000 each! Community Foundation staff, Trustees and category sponsors surprised the winners at their headquarters with cheers, balloons – and big checks! 2019…
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Partners in Prevention

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the nation. Unlike some other leading causes, suicide is indiscriminate and—most important—preventable. Nationally, suicide rates have increased steadily over the past two decades. Locally, Herkimer County has experienced the effects of this public health crisis, with an overall suicide rate of…
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ART @ 2608

When The Community Foundation decided to invest in a space of its own, the Board of Trustees envisioned a building that would become a true community asset—where partners could convene, collaborate and find innovative solutions to community challenges. As plans for the building project took shape, and former president/CEO Peggy…
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Meet Our Team | John Swann & Kendrick

Get to know John Swann, executive vice president at The Community Foundation, and his four-legged sidekick, Kendrick, a frequent visitor to our Genesee Street offices. What do you find most enjoyable about working here? Two things: the work itself, which is aimed at making this an even better community, and…
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Focusing On The Future

For more than 90 years, The Central Association For The Blink And Visually Impaired (CABVI) has served individuals of all ages who have vision loss, helping them to achieve their highest level of independence. The organization has a long history of being forward-focused as demonstrated by its continued growth and…
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2018 | Financial Report

Exciting things are happening in our community and The Community Foundation is leading the way. The key performance indicators in this report help tell the story of The Community Foundation, its donors and the tremendous impact we have in the community. Long-term investment performance and community partnerships are the driving…
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Smith Market: Healthy Inside

Communities across the nation are witnessing the rebirth of their urban cores—main streets have come alive once again with busy sidewalks, art installations and unique new businesses that attract customers who believe commerce can be as much purposeful as it is practical. It’s a trend being pioneered by small business…
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Stanley Center For The Arts | Organization Profile

Before TV and the internet, an evening’s entertainment often meant heading to a local theater for a movie or live performance. While many of these theaters are long gone, one has stood the test of time, offering diverse events for concertgoers, passionate foodies, and musical theatre lovers alike. Stanley Center…
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Meet Our Sponsors | Community Choice Awards 2019

Last year, The Community Foundation took a chance on a new idea—its first-ever Community Choice Awards, a community-driven grantmaking contest to benefit local nonprofits. What began with a vision for a “prize patrol” style event led to community-wide participation with meaningful impact. The Community Choice Awards (CCA) laid the groundwork…
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Public Voting for Community Choice Awards Begins August 15

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is asking the public to help select the winners of the Community Choice Awards (CCA). In partnership with Community Foundation donor-advised funds, its board of trustees, and the Rome Community Foundation to serve as category sponsors, a total of $85,000 will be…
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