Encouraging the Next Generation of Dreamers

Encouraging the Next Generation of Dreamers

Every time a new fund is established at the OCF, there is a unique story with a common theme of connection to people and place.  The latest fund, the Captain John Nicholson Fund is no exception.   John Nicholson was born in Lansing and raised on a farm...
Reflections From Our Executive Director

Reflections From Our Executive Director

Can it be January 2021? For those of you who know me, know I love seasons. Whether winter, spring, summer or fall, each has special characteristics and there is no time better than the present to snuggle in and reflect on the previous year. It is through this process,...
Grant Makers Information Session via Zoom

Grant Makers Information Session via Zoom

There will be a Grant Makers information session at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, January 6th, via Zoom. This informational session is for nonprofits, educators and government agencies considering submitting an application to the 2021 Community Grant Program through the...
Extreevaganza Raises Record Funds

Extreevaganza Raises Record Funds

We are so thankful for each and every one of you who helped make this year’s Extreevaganza a record-breaking event, raising over $82,000. We would have loved to have been with you all in person but we hope this alternative was truly a celebration of all that we...
Charitable Giving Under the CARES Act

Charitable Giving Under the CARES Act

As we wrap up 2020 let’s talk about a few charitable giving opportunities created by the CARES Act that may help you do more for the cause you love most. Keep these three tools in mind as you map out year-end tax planning:  Even for taxpayers who take the...
Reinvesting in Our Community

Reinvesting in Our Community

To assist in this challenging time, Consumers Energy and Otsego Community Foundation feel that reinvesting into the community is vital, as well as supporting small businesses and their employees. We provided a dollar-for-dollar match for DMA Bucks purchased through...