2018 Community Grant Program awards $131,088

2018 Community Grant Program

The community grant program is a collaborative effort made possible by local funding partners including, Otsego County Community Foundation, Rotary Club of Gaylord, Kiwanis Club of Gaylord, Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society, Otsego Memorial Hospital, Otsego County United Way, and Treetops Resort. This unique program, administered by the Otsego County Community Foundation, allows nonprofits to complete one grant application, which is then reviewed and considered by all funding partners.

“One of the things I like about the Community Grant Program is that it allows all of us to be more efficient with our time so we can spend more time ‘doing’ in our community instead of sitting in multiple meetings. I also like that I’m able to learn about so many of the resources and programs available in our county that I wouldn’t normally hear about!” stated Alison Sklarczyk, Member of Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society.

This spring, twenty-three applications were submitted by area nonprofits. Working together, the funding partners awarded $131,088 to twenty organizations, impacting a variety of fields of interest, including youth, health, conservation, human services, education, etc., throughout Otsego County.

On May 30th, the funding partners and the grantees came together to celebrate this program at the Giving Together event at the Headwaters Room inside Jay’s Sporting Goods.

“I appreciate the Otsego County Community Foundation for helping to empower our community by strengthening the network between organizations both philanthropic and service. What a great event that had nonprofits and funding members of the Community Grant Program in the same room celebrating together. Events like this really show how our community works together.” noted Amber Theriault, AAUW member.

Click here to read the Giving Together summary

 Together we can do more for the community we love!