FoundationFoundationOver 60 years ago there was a group of men and women who recognized the importance of this new idea of a community trust. Even in the face of the charitable needs of the day, they saw the power of longer term social solutions. Not just long-term money but long-term commitment. These founders understood that success would require true partnerships – even beyond those that give and those that receive. Money is a powerful tool.

Today, The Foundation continues in that same spirit. We’re dedicated to creating strong partnerships with the goal of making social impact in our community. Over these many decades our impact has grown dramatically along with our assets.

MVCC_FoundationThe Mohawk Valley Community College Foundation was established in 1966 to secure private sector support to supplement and enhance public funding at Mohawk Valley Community College.  The Foundation is a 501 c(3), nonprofit corporation that solicits, accepts, manages, invests and distributes contributions and communicates with donors and prospects regularly.  It serves as a repository for all private, non-governmental gifts and support received on behalf of the college. This fund will keep MVCC ahead of the curve and enhance our agility and responsiveness to changing community needs.

nystecNYSTEC provides vendor-neutral, independent technology assistance to clients. A not-for-profit, NYSTEC helps government agencies and other clients plan and manage the acquisition, implementation and security of technology systems. Employing proven processes for project management and system integration, NYSTEC brings engineering discipline to the formidable undertaking of developing or enhancing a technology system. NYSTEC provides technology-acquisition assistance including project planning and RFP development, information security assessments, and consulting services to help clients acquire and implement solutions for converged networks, healthcare and education. NYSTEC also sponsors economic-development initiatives such as IgniteU NY, an early-accelerator program for student entrepreneurs in upstate NY.

WDI_FoundationWDI provides timely support for training, equipment, or planning– to labor and business when these resources cannot be found elsewhere. It prepares the workforce for jobs in emerging green sectors, including renewable energy, smart grid technology, and energy-efficient building renovations.

WDI leverages funds – via grants or collaborations – to bring larger workforce or economic development projects to life while promoting diversity in the workforce in support of women and of other underserved populations.

redc_mv_logo_new_brandingbwIn 2011, Governor Cuomo created 10 Regional Councils—now know as The New NY Works— to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions. A key component of Governor Cuomo’s transformative approach to economic development, these councils are public-private partnerships made up of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government and non-governmental organizations.

Over the past three years, as part of a process that has awarded more than $2 billion for job creation and community development, the Regional Councils produced innovative plans and implementation agendas that truly reflect the distinct characteristics of each of the 10 regions of our great state.

Together we will put people back to work, get our economy back on track, and restore New York State as the Empire State.

Coleman_FoundationThe Coleman Foundation is a private, independent grantmaker that primarily focuses its grantmaking in the Midwest region. Beginning in 1981, the Foundation established core programs in three main areas: cancer care, developmental disabilities and entrepreneurship education.

With its focus on entrepreneurship, the Foundation began to question why individuals are encouraged to “get a job” rather than “create a job”. Since that time, the Foundation has supported awareness and promotion of self-employment through entrepreneurship education programs that help create a new generation of business owners.