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Building Strength

This unique program will improve the physical and mental health of at-risk youth in Otsego County by reducing the risk of chronic disease, decrease youth violence and bullying and increase emotional and mental health factors.

College Credits

Partnering with the Otsego County Foundation seemed like the best way to connect with and to benefit our biggest resource: our children. Making higher education more affordable is a goal we support, especially when it is achieved through opportunities in the high school curriculum

Learning in Nature

The purpose of the project is to implement place-based stewardship education (PBSE) efforts at Vanderbilt Area School (VAS). PBSE has been proven to increase student performance and results in long term investment in their community.

Teamwork

Gaylord Little League Baseball and Softball is much more than just bats, balls, a field, dugouts, or any of the other dozens of physical items that go into baseball and softball.

Works of Art

The Mission of Gaylord Area Council for the Arts is to nurture and promote a creative community by facilitating, sharing and encouraging individual expression through the arts.

Connect With Us

Location: 316 W Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735
Mailing Address: PO Box 344, Gaylord, MI 49734
Telephone: (989) 731-0597
Email: [email protected]
Hours: T-Th 8am – 3pm  (Mon & Fri by Appt.)

A Word

From Our Director

“For the past 24 years, we have built a platform for serving donors, nonprofits and the community as a whole in Otsego County, and in the process, our mission has touched thousands of lives. As we enter 2019, we are excited to continue our good work under a streamlined name the Otsego Community Foundation.”

– Dana Bensinger

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Foundation Matters 

Community Funding Partners Award Over $106,000 in Grants

The 2019 Giving Together celebration was held on Thursday, May 30th. This event brought together the donors and grantees from this year's Community Grant Program at the Otsego County Library to commemorate the good work and generosity of this community. The Community...

Connecting Students to High Demand Occupations

The Don Skop Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to provide college scholarships to students pursuing careers in vocations. Over the past few years it has become challenging to award the scholarship due to a lack of students interested in this type of work,...

Tom Gill Memorial Fund…Improving the Lives of Children

"If you treat an individual as he is; he will stay as he is, but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be."  Goethe "This was my father’s favorite quote and what he believed", said Cindy Pushman. ...

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Get In Touch

Location: 316 W Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735

Mailing Address: PO Box 344, Gaylord, MI 49734

Telephone: (989) 731-0597

Email: [email protected]

Hours: T-TH: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (M & F by appt.)