Projects Supported By FOF

Often called the City of the Hills, our city offers a rich history, an exceptional quality of life and the ease of small town living. The quaint architecture and the downtown environment lends itself to something akin to a time gone by but resident opportunities and choices and the area’s infrastructure have continued to progress in a manner that allows for both commerce and education to remain alive and competitive.

Enhancing Oneonta’s Image (Building and Beautification)

  • Main Street Clock Maintenance
  • Oneonta Federated Garden Club Main Street Beautification (floral planting) Program – FOF provides funds to the Garden Club for the purchase of plantings in the downtown area and Curtis Park on the corner of Main and Maple Streets
  • Properties of Merit
  • Swart Wilcox House – FOF has several times provided funds for furnishings for the oldest house in Oneonta
  • Greater Oneonta Historical Society Fund
  • Oneonta Welcome Signs

Fostering Community Pride:

  • Oneonta’s First Night¬†and Fourth of July Activities
  • Annual Community Leadership Reception
  • Properties of Merit Committee
  • Pride in Oneonta Newsletter

Improving the Quality of Life (Community Service and Culture)

  • Foothills Performing Arts Center – FOF has made a five year commitment in memory of Eugene Bettiol, Jr. to help make the dream of the Center a reality
  • Oneonta Family Service Association – FOF contributes to the Helping Hands Project which provides toiletries and household cleaning supplies that are not covered by food stamps
  • FoxCare – FOF has provided funds, usually for specific pieces of equipment such as 2003’s IMRT, a revolutionary device allowing surgery-free cancer treatment in Oneonta
  • The Center for Continuing Adult Learning – FOF provides office space for this organization which holds courses for older citizens
  • Catskill Symphony Orchestra – FOF contributes to the ongoing programming of the orchestra
  • Orpheus Theatre – FOF has provided funds for equipment, additions to the permanent costume collection, and royalties for productions
  • Oneonta Police Benevolent Association – FOF supports this organization’s prevention program for young people
  • Hartwick College Annual Fund – FOF regularly contributes to Hartwick’s Annual Fund
  • Oneonta Area League of Women Voters – FOF helps the League publish its annual Voters Guide
  • Catskill Choral Society – FOF purchased risers for performances of the society
  • Center for Economic and Community Development
  • Leadership Otsego
  • Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
  • Executive Service Corps
  • Support for FOF/City Mobile Bandstand

Investing in our Future

  • Oneonta High School FOF Scholarships – FOF annually awards two $500 scholarships to graduates, one girl and one boy. The scholarships are given for community service and the recipients are chosen by the school’s guidance department
  • Oneonta Reading Is Fundamental – FOF regularly supports this program which gives free books to every elementary child in Oneonta schools
  • State University College at Oneonta Continuing Education Course Grant Program for Residents of Oneonta – FOF maintains a $1600 fund for this program. For information, contact Angie Eichler, FOF Operations Manager
  • Oneonta Middle School Awards Night