UTICA – The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties awarded eight grants to local non-profits on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.
After an online vote, these organizations were chosen to receive $10,000 each from the foundation to put toward their services in the community. Dozens of non-profits submitted project proposals, and the community cast more than 12,000 votes online to pick the winners.
The foundation representatives traveled around the area to surprise the winners, who did not know they had won until the check showed up at their door.
One of the first stops was at Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN), an organization that provides care and services to individuals and families with social, emotional, mental health and behavioral challenges.
“This funding and this opportunity is going to help us renovate the heart of our Evelyn House program, so a part of their home is the kitchen and dining room area, and is in need of repair and updating for young mothers and their children that are there,” said Steve Bulger, executive director of ICAN.
The other winners included:
- Mohawk Valley Frontiers
- Project Fibonacci
- Abraham House
- Sitrin Health Care Center
- Herkimer Humane Society.
- Root Farm
- Utca, an upstate theatre for creative arts