Community Partners Announce Downtown Utica Vision-Action Planning Process

Initiative will provide roadmap for connecting multiple current, future developments The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, in partnership with the City of Utica, Oneida County, the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce, Mohawk Valley EDGE and the Genesis Group, today announced an initiative that will result in a vision-and-action…
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Utica National Group Foundation Fund

The Utica National Group Foundation Fund at The Community Foundation was created in 2014 with a $1 million gift marking Utica Mutual Insurance Company’s centennial. Grants made through this donor-advised fund supplement ongoing grantmaking from its own foundation held at Utica National. Bernard Turi, Utica National Insurance Group senior vice…
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Staffworks Save A Life Campaign Raises More Than $680,000 for Animal Welfare Organizations

Staffworks Commits Additional $1 Million to Regional Animal Welfare Initiatives Representatives from the Staffworks Charitable Fund and The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties announced yesterday the record-breaking results of the 2018 Save A Life Campaign, a matching gift program that doubled community donations, up to $10,000 per organization,…
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Helping Students Climb Ahead

Watson Williams Elementary School recently celebrated the installation of an interactive sports wall made possible through the generosity of a $14,400 grant from the M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund and other community partners. Located in the school’s gymnasium, the climbing wall encourages children to participate in imaginative play, while…
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Creating An Age-Friendly Community

In the scope of human history, the past 85 years were but a blip in time; however, when experienced over the span of an individual’s lifetime, they were witness to some of the most significant social changes the world has seen. This time was marked by conflict and peace, division…
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Honoring the Past – Illuminating the Future

In 2017, New York’s iconic Erie Canal celebrated its 200th anniversary with celebrations across the state, including Rome—a city with a special connection to the cross-state waterway. Rome was the site of the “first dig” on July 4, 1817, when ground was broken for what would become the second longest…
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Ron & Sheila Cuccaro

We’re fortunate here at The Community Foundation to work with many amazing individuals who are motivated to make change a reality. Generosity comes in many forms, often as a charitable donation but also through commitment of time, energy and thoughtfulness to making our communities better, more vibrant places to live….
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Many Cultures – One Community

The Community Foundation and our like-minded partners share a vision– to create a more vibrant community with opportunities for all. It’s a goal that guides our every decision and determines our future direction. Central to this vision is the belief that, given opportunity, people can change their circumstances, their lives…
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Community Foundation Endless Possibilities Publication Fall 2018

Good things are happening. And The Community Foundation is helping lead the way. This edition of our newsletter highlights some of the remarkable work made possible by many dedicated donors and focused community partners in 2018. Thanks to you, our collective efforts are making a significant difference in the lives…
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Community Foundation Joins Peer Organizations in Nationwide Celebration

During the week of November 12-18, 2018, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties will join more than 795 community foundations across the United States celebrating Community Foundation Week, marking the occasion with a social media campaign highlighting this year’s local community investments. “After decades of meaningful grant making…
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