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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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Reflect, Reset, Rejoice

Reflect, Reset, Rejoice

As we enter the first month of a new decade, I can’t help but to think of the reasons I love January.  I find myself looking back on the prior year, making tweaks for the upcoming year as well as taking in all the goodness that surrounds us.  I like to take what I...

Grant Spotlight: Baby Wearing Incentive Program

Grant Spotlight: Baby Wearing Incentive Program

Babywearing is the practice of keeping your baby or toddler close and connected to you as you engage in daily activities through the use of one of a variety of types of baby carriers. It is a traditional practice in many cultures that is not widely used by modern...

Extreevaganza Raised Record Funds…Thank You

Extreevaganza Raised Record Funds…Thank You

If you made a donation, were a corporate partner, volunteered, or attended Extreevaganza Starry Starry Night, THANK YOU. With your generosity a record $78,000 was raised during this philanthropic evening that benefits the Community Fund of the Otsego Community...

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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.)