As a trusted community partner, the OCF creates a better future for all by pursuing the community’s greatest opportunities and addressing the most critical challenges. Part of how we accomplish this is through administering the Community Grant Program.  We are thrilled to announce that this year we granted over $127,887 to meet the needs and advance opportunities of Otsego County. Click on the graphic above to learn about the grants awarded.

The OCF is excited to introduce our new Corporate Partner Program! Historically, our Corporate Partner Program has been an annual event sponsorship for Extreevaganza that is held each December. We wanted to create an opportunity for community-minded businesses to extend their reach beyond the fourth quarter and become more integrated with our mission to Activate Generosity for a Strong Community. The Corporate Partner program has various levels to accommodate businesses and budgets, large and small. Click on the graphic above to learn more. 

This June marks the 13th anniversary of Dana Bensinger taking over as Executive Director of the OCF, known as the OCCF in 2011. Click the graphic above to learn more. 

The Otsego Career Access Network seeks to connect every individual in Otsego County with access to opportunities for advanced training and education. Click the graphic above to learn more.

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2024 OCF YAC Graduating Seniors

2024 OCF YAC Graduating Seniors

Each June, we acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments of the OCF YAC graduating seniors. We thank and say goodbye to four YAC members—Avery Huston, Mischa Beyers, Trevor Noah*, and Natalie Mazur. The future looks bright for these outstanding Otsego County...

Volunteer Spotlight–Janice Kwapis

Volunteer Spotlight–Janice Kwapis

This month, we are featuring Janice Kwapis in our OCF Volunteer Spotlight. In 2023, Janice joined the OCF Finance Committee, which reviews income and expenditures against the operating budget, receives audit reports, and develops the operating plan with projected...

Leadership Learning Lab Application is Open

Leadership Learning Lab Application is Open

Attention all Otsego County nonprofits! Join us for a journey of learning, connection, and community with the Leadership Learning Lab. The Leadership Learning Lab is a 10-month program, led by Rotary Charities, that combines adaptive and collaborative leadership,...

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2024 OCF Corporate Partners

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