600 French Road • New Hartford, NY 13413 • (315) 735-5050

Giving Back

We are dedicated to making communities stronger. Our business mission is to create success stories by connecting the right people and organizations, where both can thrive. In our charitable work, we make personal connections between companion animals and human partners by supporting animal care organizations. We provide funding for rescue efforts, shelter care, adoptions, spay neuter services, medical care and animal facility improvements.

About Us

Anita A. Vitullo, Staffworks founder and owner, has made animal advocacy her personal mission donating time, money and resources to animal welfare organizations. In addition to her ongoing support, she established a strong legacy for at-risk animals with The Staffworks Fund at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties.

The Foundation manages over $15.5 million in Staffworks funds that support nonprofit organizations providing direct care and services for animals and people. Since its inception, the Staffworks Fund has provided $9.3 million in grants for 57 organizations in local and regional communities.

In 2014, the Staffworks Fund Save A Life Campaign was established. This regional fundraising effort provides matching levels for community donations made to animal welfare organizations located in Central New York during the month of December. The Campaign has raised over $8.6 million for nonprofit organizations providing direct care and services for at-risk animals in regional communities where Staffworks operates.

Who We Help

Some of the groups we currently support include the following:

  • 4PetSake Food Pantry
  • Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse
  • Animal Care Sanctuary
  • Ayres Memporial Animal Shelter
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Bubba's Beds for Shelter Friends
  • Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA
  • Chenango County SPCA
  • CNY Cat Coalition
  • CPV Rescue and Sanctuary
  • Delaware Valley Humane Society
  • Dolgeville Foward C.A.T. Project
  • Every Dog's Dream Rescue
  • Fulton County Regional SPCA
  • Helping Animals Live Organization
  • Helping Hounds Dog Rescue
  • Herkimer County Humane Society
  • House of Paws Rescue Inc.
  • Humane CNY
  • Humane Society of Rome
  • Humane Society of Schuyler County
  • Kindred Spirits Greyhound Adoption
  • North Country Pet Adoption Services
  • NYS Animal Protection Federation Education Fund
  • Pause 4 All Paws
  • R-CATS
  • Rescue Dogs Rescue Soldiers
  • Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter
  • Spay and Neuter Syracuse
  • Stevens-Swan Humane Society
  • Sunshine Horses Inc.
  • Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans
  • Susquehanna SPCA
  • The Kia Foundation
  • United Friends of Homeless Animals
  • Wanderers’ Rest Humane Society
  • Wayward Paws Inc.

2021 Staffworks Fund
Save A Life Campaign

In 2021, 32 organizations in 11 counties participated in the Campaign raising an incredible $2,464,845 in 32 days!

All Campaign funds will be used for daily animal care and to fill critical adoption and medical needs, spay & neuter services and food pantry services.

2021 Participating Organizations:
Broome County Humane Society - $227,778.74
Animal Care Sanctuary - $198,337.41
Susquehanna SPCA - $194,790.48
Humane Society of Rome, NY Inc. - $186,584.49
Helping Hounds Dog Rescue - $171,635.86
HumaneCNY - $159,803.60
Delaware Valley Humane Society - $126,648.74
Chenango County SPCA - $123,566.72
CNY SPCA - $114,070.78
Wanderers' Rest Humane Association, Inc. - $112,564.67
Herkimer County Humane Society - $91,500.44
Anita's Stevens Swan Humane Society - $82,599.92
Central New York Cat Coalition, Inc. - $67,062.97
New York State Animal Protection Federation Education - $62,155.00
Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans, Inc. - $50,199.74
Every Cats Dream Resuce - $43,681.72
Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA - $40,367.00
Sunshine Horses Inc. - $38,191.57
Helping Animals Live Organization - $37,352.00
CPV Resuce & Sanctuary - $34,699.70
4PetSake Food Pantry, Inc. - $31,843.83
Rescue Dogs Rescue Soldiers - $30,260.00
Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter - $29,980.00
Kindred Spirits Dog Adoption, Inc. - $28,513.17
Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse - $26,283.00
House of Paws Resuce Inc. - $26,129.00
Spay and Neuter Syracuse - $25,536.78
Bubba's Beds for Shelter Friends - $24,669.40
Wayward Paws, Inc. - $23,930.00
Pause 4 All Paws, Inc. - $22,273.25
Dolgeville Forward CAT Project - $16,867.48
The Kia Foundation, Inc. - $14,967.62


Staffworks 2020 Save A Life Campaign Raises $3,041,832

March 1, 2021

The Staffworks Fund Save A Life 2020 Campaign raised an incredible $3,041,832, the most successful year to date since its inception in 2014, and a 65% increase from the previous record. The previous record of $1,844,350 was set in 2019. Every December the Staffworks Fund at the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties provides matching levels for donations to…

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2020 Staffworks Fund Save A Life Campaign

November 25, 2020

The Staffworks Fund Save A Life Campaign will be matching donations made to 39 participating animals welfare organizations located in 17 counties in New York State and Pennsylvania from November 30 through December 31, 2020. Campaign Match: FIRST $10,000 in donations = $10,000 match PLUS $1,000 for every additional $5,000 in donations PLUS $2,000 for reaching $100,000 in donations $30,000…

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Staffworks Fund Sponsors Herkimer Spay/Neuter Clinic

November 4, 2020

On October 2 & 3, the Staffworks Fund sponsored the Herkimer Community Cat Project Spay/Neuter/Vaccination clinic for feral cats at the Herkimer VFW. FARVets, an organization dedicated to promoting animal welfare domestically and abroad through sterilization, wellness, and education, came in to perform the surgeries on the 40 cats. These clinics have been shown to be the least costly and…

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Staffworks Fund Subsidizes 58 Pet Adoptions

November 4, 2020

Founded in May of 2019, the Staffworks Fund Homeward Bound Program subsidizes adoption costs for a specified period of time at animal shelters & rescues. In September, the Susquehanna SPCA participated in the program and we are pawsitively excited to share that 58 cats and dogs were adopted in 3 1/2 weeks. Staffworks Inc profits support The Staffworks Fund established…

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Staffworks Fund Donates $2,500 to R-CATS Program

August 7, 2020

The Staffworks Fund awarded the R-CATS Program $2,500 to fund costs to spay/neuter and vaccinate homeless cats in Rome, NY. The R-CATS Program has seen its donations all but come to a complete stop this year due to COVID-19. This has put a huge strain on the small organization’s limited reserves and threatened its ability to continue its programs and…

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Staffworks Fund Doubles Donation for Mutt Strutt

July 20, 2020

“Strutt Your Mutt” and the Staffworks Fund will double your donations! The Herkimer County Humane Society is holding an exciting virtual contest in lieu of its annual Mutt Strutt. How does it work? Click the link below to post your pet and encourage family and friends to vote for $1 per vote (no limit on voting). The Staffworks Fund will then match…

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Cool News!

June 24, 2020

Thanks in part to a $10,000 award from the Staffworks Fund, the Herkimer County Humane Society was able to install three air conditioning units. We are delighted that the shelter residents, staff, and visitors will enjoy a comfortable environment throughout the summer months! To date, the Staffworks Fund has donated more than $2.2 million to 29 animal welfare organizations in 13 counties.…

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MED Program Success Story!

June 18, 2020

Happy tale alert! Zeus was adopted!! Back in May, the Staffworks Fund made a $500 donation to kick off a Facebook fundraising campaign by Herkimer County Humane Society for Zeus’ medical care. Zeus was brought into the shelter as a stray and had severe ear infections and eye conditions caused by neglect that required surgery. During one of Zeus’ visits to the…

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Staffworks Fund Sponsors Pet Food Outreach Program

June 18, 2020

Staffworks is proud to have sponsored the 4petsake Food Pantry, Inc. Pet Food Outreach Program held at Utica City Hall on June 2. Dedicated volunteers distributed 2,174 pounds of dry dog/cat food, 363 cans of dog food, 315 cans of cat food, and many treats in two hours! 4PetSake Food Pantry, located in Mohawk, NY, provides pet food for pet owners who…

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Staffworks Support Leads to Record-Breaking SSHS Telethon

March 9, 2020

The Staffworks Fund contributed $27,344 to the 15th Annual Stevens-Swan Humane Society Telethon. That’s 24% of the total $113,000 raised and many animals helped. The Stevens-Swan Humane Society relies heavily on community donations to operate 365 days each year and to pay for daily care, food, shelter and veterinary costs. The goal for every shelter resident is to be adopted by an individual…

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