Community Foundation Announces $5 Million Investment in Lead-Free MV Initiative

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties reaffirmed its commitment to reduce childhood lead poisoning yesterday, announcing it will invest $5 million to support Lead-Free MV Coalition’s work over the next decade. Community Foundation President and CEO Alicia Dicks made the announcement at an event marking the second anniversary…
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Essay Contest for Summer Internship at the Utica Public Library

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, through the Give Back to Utica Fund, is offering five paid summer internships with local organizations. Essay Contest A paid, full-time summer internship with the Utica Public Library is open to current high school juniors and seniors in Herkimer and Oneida counties….
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All That’s New At The Utica Zoo

True to its recently announced “Dream Big” master plan, the Utica Zoo is moving forward on several projects that will enhance its services and habitats for years to come. As a long-time Zoo partner, The Community Foundation lead the way on support for two of the organization’s recent major projects….
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Copperccino’s Coffee House to Open This Spring After Receiving Grant from Community Foundation

Rome Main Street Alliance is stepping up to fill a niche in the West Dominick Street Arts District with Copperccino’s Coffee House, phase one of its three-phase Main Street Market concept that will ultimately encompass the coffee house, a New York State craft product Emporium, and a brewpub. Copperccino’s will…
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Community Foundation and CABVI Announce Partnership On Building Project

The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) announced today a $14 million project that agency officials say addresses the health and wellbeing of people with vision loss for decades to come. The effort is comprised of three components to expand employment opportunities for people who are blind,…
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Foundation Welcomes New Development Coordinator

Briana Greco has joined The Community Foundation team as a development coordinator. In this role, Greco will support donor-advised fund operations and engagement with fundholders. Greco is a recent graduate of Utica College’s Journalism and Public Relations program. While pursuing her degree, she contributed to Utica College’s news and media…
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Community Foundation Offering Tax Law Seminar for Nonprofits on Tuesday, March 6

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering a free seminar titled “Navigating Tax Law Change for Nonprofits” on Tuesday, March 6 at Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton Street, Whitesboro. The event will examine new tax laws, what they mean for nonprofits and their donors, and the impact…
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The Bull Family Fund

The Bull Family Fund is one of The Community Foundation’s most active donor-advised funds, having awarded more than $376,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and programs in both Herkimer and Oneida counties. “Our family has always believed that we should give back to the community in which we make a…
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Next Steps for New MVHS Regional Healthcare Campus

At a joint press conference, officials from the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), Oneida County, City of Utica, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties and Mohawk Valley EDGE announced next steps to support property owners within the footprint of the new regional healthcare campus in downtown Utica. “The…
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Building Community Collaboration

Building the vision for The Community Foundation’s home at 2608 Genesee Street required a great deal of dedicated planning and generous support. It was an opportunity to create a welcoming space for local nonprofits, one that could also tangibly represent The Community Foundation’s commitment to work collectively to advance community…
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