There will be a Grant Seekers information session at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 4th, in person in the upstairs meeting room of the Otsego County Library or via Zoom. This informational session is for nonprofits, educators and government agencies considering submitting an application to the 2022 Community Grant Program through the Otsego Community Foundation.

Potential applicants will hear from Community Grant Program Funding Partners and will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about important details to consider when applying. The Community Grant Program is a collaborative effort made possible by Kiwanis, Rotary Club of Gaylord, Otsego Community Foundation, Otsego County United Way, Munson Healthcare OMH, The Drzewiecki Agency-Meemic Insurance Agency, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation and the Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society. It streamlines the grant seeker process for nonprofits by using one common application.

“It was very helpful to present our nonprofit information to the groups at once, so all heard the same message and could bring that back to their organizations for funding consideration. Thank you for this opportunity!” said a past grantee.

Since the formation of the Community Grant Program, over $673,000 has been awarded to local organizations for projects and programs to advance their missions.

“Our service club is starting to channel more funding requests through the Community Grant Program,” said Neil Drzewiecki from the Rotary Club of Gaylord, grant committee member. “It is advantageous to the nonprofit organizations to take advantage of having multiple funding partners together in one room.”

The applications will be available online at from January 4th until February 3rd. Anyone who would like to attend via zoom, please click here or, if unable, you can call the Otsego Community Foundation at (989) 731-0597 or email with questions.