Parkway Center Receives Funding for Tool Store Enterprise

The Parkway Center, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, and The Good News Center have recently partnered to make an impact in the community that will help to create an independent stream of funding, more volunteer opportunities for veterans and seniors, and have a positive impact on the…
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Public Voting for Community Choice Awards Begins September 17

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is asking the public to help select the winners of its first-ever Community Choice Awards. Public voting will determine the recipients of five $10,000 grants being awarded to local nonprofits. Voting will take place online at www.ccawards.org beginning on Monday, September 17,…
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CABVI Seeks Public Support to Match $500,000 Community Foundation Challenge Grant

The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) has been awarded a $500,000 challenge grant from The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties in support of CABVI’s new state-of-the-art vision rehabilitation center under construction in Utica. Up to its $500,000 commitment, The Community Foundation will match all…
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Community Foundation Awards Nearly $1.5 Million to Nonprofits, Opens Six New Funds

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties announced awards totaling more than $703,000 to 18 nonprofit organizations through its competitive grants process for the second quarter of 2018. Competitive grants are awarded to area nonprofits primarily in support of The Community Foundation’s strategic investment areas of education, economic development,…
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Margaret Gaffney & Van Waes Fund

For more than a decade, Donald Van Waes has been involved with The Community Foundation, serving as a member of the grants committee for many years and donor advisor to the fund he established with his wife, the late Margaret (Peg) Van Waes. “As a result of being on the…
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M&T Bank Grantmaking Surpasses $2 Million Milestone

M&T Bank continues to invest locally through the M&T Bank/Partners Trust Charitable Fund (MTPT), a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. With grants totaling more than $476,000 in the first half of 2018, the fund has surpassed the $2 million milestone. “Supporting the growth and…
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Essay Contest Winner Earns Summer Internship at Utica Public Library

A panel of independent judges has selected Abigail Barringer, a New Hartford High School senior, as the winner of the annual Give Back to Utica essay contest, earning her a paid summer internship at the Utica Public Library. The internship is funded through the Give Back to Utica Fund, a…
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Community Foundation Celebration of Philanthropy Honors Anita A. Vitullo

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties hosted its Celebration of Philanthropy on Thursday, June 14, with more than 150 community members in attendance to honor the organization’s partners in philanthropy. “Our community is incredibly generous and dedicated to helping others succeed. The Celebration of Philanthropy is a time…
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Staffworks, Community Foundation Announce Record $10 Million Fund

Staffworks Incorporated and The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties announced today that the Staffworks Charitable Fund has exceeded the $10 million mark, a milestone achieved through the generosity of Staffworks, a locally owned staffing agency with nine branch officers in Central and Southern NY. The Staffworks Charitable Fund,…
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Lead-Free MV Coalition Recognizes June as National Healthy Homes Month

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes is sponsoring National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) during the month of June. This month-long celebration offers an opportunity to learn more about how to “Check Your Home; Protect Your Family”. Currently, millions of…
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