CFHOC Grants (More than $25,000)
The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida CountiesSuggest an update
Next anticipated deadline: Jul 15, 2020 (Pre proposal)
Later anticipated deadlines: Sep 4, 2020 (Full proposal), Feb 21, 2021 (Pre proposal), Mar 20, 2021 (Full proposal)
Grant amount: US $25,000 - US $100,000
Fields of work: Arts / Culture Access & Participation STEM Education Music Education Art Education Environmental Health Apprenticeship & Internship Programs Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness Entrepreneurship College Success / Persistence Early Childhood Development Community/Public Safety Economic Services & Development Art & Culture Obesity Wellness & Healthy Living Adult Education Education - Preschool / Early Learning Show all
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program
Location of project: Counties in New York: Herkimer County, Oneida County
Location of residency: Counties in New York: Herkimer County, Oneida CountyView website Save
About this funder:
The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties awards grants to nonprofit organizations whose projects and programs have the potential to make a long-lasting impact on the community and a significant difference to residents of our two-county region.
The Foundation gives preference to applications for grants that address one or more of these priority areas and example outcomes:
- Increase number of residents with the workplace skills required for placement and career advancement in Herkimer and Oneida counties.
- Increase number of new job availability through entrepreneurs and start-ups.
- Increase number of “SHIPS” (internships, apprenticeships, mentorships) offered in Herkimer and Oneida counties.
- Increase opportunities to involve people 65+ in strengthening our community.
- Increase number of adults in Herkimer and Oneida counties with bachelor’s degrees to 25 percent by 2025.
- Increase number of “Kindergarten-ready” pre-school children.
- Increase number of students engaged in “STEAM” education.
- Increase availability of education opportunities for adult populations.
- Reduce number of children and adults with high blood lead levels.
- Decrease rates of obesity.
- Increase opportunities for healthy living.
- Increase opportunities for people to live in the safest, least restrictive environment.
Arts and Culture
- Increase number of attendees at arts and cultural programs.
- Increase collaborative efforts of arts and cultural institutions.
- Increase quality and diversity of arts and cultural offerings.
- Increase opportunities for people to participate in interactive arts and cultural experiences.
The Foundation will also consider grant applications outside of its priority areas, especially for programs and projects that:
- Offer the greatest opportunity for positive and significant change in the community
- Identify and enhance local strengths to address and provide creative solutions for important existing or emerging community issues
- Develop organizational and/or individual self-sufficiency
The Foundation will consider providing initial funding for new projects or programs, if sustainable funding is demonstrated.
Consideration of Projects & Ideas
The first step in requesting a grant is to contact The Community Foundation. This will enable staff to provide applicants with a quick assessment of potential Foundation interest and support.
Organizations may receive one discretionary grant per calendar year, with the following exceptions:
- An emergency grant or
- The organization is a fiscal sponsor for another applicant
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Organizations located in either Herkimer County or Oneida County, and that can demonstrate significant benefit to residents of these counties, are encouraged to share their projects with The Community Foundation.
- The Foundation considers projects and programs that have potential for making a long-lasting impact on – and a significant difference to – people in our two-county region.
- The Foundation will give significant consideration to those applications that:
- Focus on identifiable outcomes that will make a difference.
- Leverage investment of other community resources.
- Improve the quality or scope of charitable works in the community.
- Involve collaborative partners.
- The Foundation generally does not make grants for:
- Religious purposes
- The Foundation will consider proposals from faith-based organizations for programs, projects or community spaces that address non-religious needs or issues, and that serve diverse constituencies unrestricted by religious affiliation.
- Financial assistance, scholarships or loans to individuals
- Non-emergency expenses that have already been incurred
- Ongoing operating support
- Maintenance and/or reconstruction for municipal infrastructure (except for dedicated community space)
- Uniforms for sports teams
- Equipment for fire, police or ambulance services
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