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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 25 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 a new decade, we are excited to continue our good work for our community.”

– Dana Bensinger

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COVID-19 Response Fund Future Endeavors

COVID-19 Response Fund Future Endeavors

The first four months of the COVID-19 Response Fund mirrored the local ebbs and flows of the virus.  Spikes of  multiple transactions, including gifts coming into the fund from generous donors and grants awarded out weekly to fund local nonprofits experiencing...

Christmas in July, I Love My Community Grant

Christmas in July, I Love My Community Grant

Extreevaganza is an event of merriment and philanthropy. The first Friday of every December, the community comes together to raise funds for the Community Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation. The Community Fund's purpose is to meet the ever-changing needs of the...

Announcing the 2020 OCF Scholarship Recipients

Announcing the 2020 OCF Scholarship Recipients

The Otsego Community Foundation would like to recognize the following local students who received this year’s scholarships. The OCF’s scholarship program connects funds from forward-thinking donors to deserving local students pursuing further education. This year, we...

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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.)