Past Recipients


Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc

The Give It A Whirl program serves women in early recovery from substance abuse who are in need of rebuilding healthy, productive lives.

Parkway Center

The STEPS program pairs senior participants with physical therapy students to help seniors get active with safe and effective cardiac monitoring.

Boy Scouts of America

The Community Impact Grant will allow Boy Scouts of America to replace automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at three camp locations.

The House of the Good Shepherd

The Community Impact Grant will allow The House of the Good Shepherd to replace automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at four locations.

The Root Farm

The Root Farm will install ten activity stations along The Root Farm Adventures Fitness Trail.


Pathfinder Village

Funding will help support the Pathfinder Produce Market, including purchasing additional growing supplies and equipment to help adults and students learn about healthy gardening.

Bassett Healthcare Network Research Institute

The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Project, in conjunction with the Bassett School-Based health clinics, will provide low income families with vouchers for fruits and vegetables, as well as lessons on how to prepare them. Many of these families are at higher risk for heart disease associated with obesity.

Johnson Park Center

Funding for the Healthy Hearts program will support CPR and AED classes for low-income, high-risk populations in the inner city who have been diagnosed with mental health disabilities and substance abuse.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County

This grant will help fund youth outreach programs to empower teens to grow, process, distribute, and cook with fresh fruits and vegetables grown at the Boilermaker Urban Garden.

Masonic Care Community

The Intergenerational Cooking Class will reach age groups from daycare, through summer camp students, to senior residents. Daycare program participants will learn to plant and maintain gardens, while summer camp students and senior residents can learn to cook the fruits and vegetables grown there.

Center for Family Life and Recovery

The Healthy Heart Club targets high-risk, school-aged children. The program includes monthly group activities and weekly take home activities, including a Healthy Heart Passport to track physical activities and healthy eating options.

Mount Markham Central School District

Funding will support an after-school Running Club for middle school students and their family members. Participants will use pedometers and computer software to track miles, progress, and health benefits.

The Arc Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC

This grant will support the Groovement Project, which will provide nutritional sessions and exercise classes to clients and staff, as well as measuring blood pressure, BMI, weight, and stress levels for participants.

The Boilermaker Road Race

Funding will allow the Boilermaker Road Race to buy an AED for locations and events like the West Utica Farmer’s Market, Saranac Thursdays, and the race itself.

Insight House CDS, Inc

Funding will allow for the purchase of exercise equipment stations that can offer diverse workout options to help encourage physical activity during drug rehabilitation. The program will help enhance recovery and will target high-risk individuals ages 18 to 60.

Hart’s Hill Elementary

This grant will help fund the first phase of the Hart’s Hill Bike and Hike Loop. The program will create a safe and suitable bike and hiking trail in conjunction with several schools and groups. Bikes and helmets will also be included in the program.

Mohawk Valley Institute for Learning in Retirement

Funding will help support CPR and AED training for area seniors.

Elderlife Inc.

This grant will help support the Moving with Music program in conjunction with the City of Utica Youth Bureau and Parkway Recreational Center. The funding will provide an updated music system to help increase physical activity through dance and exercise classes for youth and seniors.

Notre Dame Elementary

Funding will help the school purchase a rock wall to help encourage activity during physical education classes.

Midtown Utica Community Center

This grant will help support the building and upkeep of community beds harvested by resettled refuges from several nations.