Turning Retirement Accounts into Charitable Good

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

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...
Grant Spotlight: Healthy Water, Happy Students

Grant Spotlight: Healthy Water, Happy Students

During the Community Grant Program in 2018, the Youth Advisory Committee of the Gaylord Blue Devil Wellness Center proposed the addition of water filtration/bottle filling stations throughout the high school to promote water consumption for students and reduce plastic...
Grant Focus: Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan

Grant Focus: Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan

The Women’s Resource Center is committed to equality, justice, and the well-being of women. To that end, they will engage and encourage our community to work with them toward those goals. The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Services Program for Otsego County...