During the second quarter of 2018, 18 local nonprofit organizations received competitive grants from the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, according to the Community Foundation.
More than $703,000 in competitive grants was awarded to the 18 organizations. The competitive grants are awarded to local nonprofits in support of the Community Foundation’s investment areas of education, economic development, health and wellness, and arts and culture.
In addition to the competitive grants, the Community Foundations’ donor-advised funds also awarded 54 organizations with 62 grants, totaling more than $777,000.
The following organizations received the competitive grants:
- Abraham House – A $50,000 challenge grant for startup funding to support a new Rome facility.
- Arc Herkimer – A $25,000 grant to support a partnership with Good People Energy and Herkimer Industries to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
- Boilermaker Road Race – A $10,000 grant to fund the Boilermaker Kids in Training after school program.
- Boonville Youth Athletic Association – A $10,000 grant for a new playground.
- Catholic Charities of Herkimer County – A $76,516 grant to provide start-up funding for the Herkimer County Suicide Prevention Program.
- City of Oneida Housing Authority – A $215,000 startup grant to fund a senior community center in Verona.
- City of Utica – A $50,000 grant for the purchase of a new scoreboard for the Sal Longo multi-purpose field located at Thomas R. Proctor Park.
- Clayville Library Association – A $2,687 grant for window replacements.
- Frankfort Hill Historical Society – A $2,500 grant for repairs to the Frankfort Hill Historical Society’s restroom facilities.
- Grace Church – A $3,135 grant for gymnasium lighting and flooring upgrades.
- Handshake.City – A $25,000 grant for the urban revitalization project to create a recycled container marketplace and park in downtown Utica.
- Herkimer County – A $15,000 grant to support a shared services project.
- Little Falls Public Library – A $1,250 grant for the Yoga for Teens program.
- Oneida County History Center – A $889 grant to purchase genealogy archival supplies.
- Plymouth Bethesda United Church of Christ – A $76,898 grant for roof repairs to the space occupied by nonprofit organizations.
- Project Fibonacci STEAM Conference – A $40,000 grant to support Project Fibonacci’s summer STEAM program for high school students.
- Utica Center for Development – A $75,000 grant to replace the center’s HVAC system.
- Utica Monday Nite Corporation – A $25,000 grant to support the Levitt AMP concert series and Oneida Square placemaking activities.