Oneida Square Public Art & Design provides job and training opportunities for the formerly incarcerated, those overcoming addictions and people living with disabilities.

OSPA&D designs, manufactures, markets and sells urban environment streetscape amenities such as the mosaic trash receptacles seen throughout Utica.

“Thriving communities often have a common thread – a vibrant culture with a strong appreciation for art,” said Jan Squadrito, senior community investment manager at The Foundation. “The Oneida Square Public Art & Design program had helped to revitalize Utica neighborhoods with their streetscapes. This investment will allow for the expansion necessary to further develop their enterprise and to ultimately share their inspiring products with communities near and far.”

The grant will be used to increase marketing efforts and acquire additional manufacturing equipment to expand production.