Here’s How It Works

  • GIVE:  Your gift to the Otsego County Community Foundation becomes part of a large family of funds, each one designated for a specific cause.  All gifts make up an endowed pool of assets which is carefully managed.
  • GATHER:  Local leaders, professionals and caring folks gather to determine the needs of the community and plan ways to maximize the impact of your gift by making grant recommendations.
  • GRANT:  Earnings from your endowed gift are used to make the grants that enhance the quality of life in Otsego County.  Since 2005, over $460,000 in grants has been awarded.
  • GROW:  As the endowment continues to grow, it serves as a source of charitable capital for years to come. Your gift continues to work for the greater good in Otsego County today and tomorrow.