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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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Turning Retirement Accounts into Charitable Good

  There is good news for community foundation donors in their 70s—and for the communities and causes they care about. A permanent law makes it possible to give individual retirement account (IRA) assets to charity, free from federal tax, annually. Prior to 2006,...

Mother’s Day Spotlight

In honor of Mother’s Day, we are highlighting two OCF funds: the Kathryn Tripp Scholarship Fund and the Elaine Nowicki Awesome Fund. Both funds were created by loving family members in memory of their moms. ELAINE NOWICKI AWESOME FUND When Elaine Nowicki saw an act of...

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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.)