YAC Alumnus Receives Young Women In Public Affairs Award

YAC Alumnus Receives Young Women In Public Affairs Award

Zonta District 15, which serves Michigan and part of Canada, awarded past Otsego Foundation Youth Advisory Committee President Hannah Johnston this year’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award. Congratulations, Hannah!   The goal of the Zonta International...
Nonprofit Impact Matters

Nonprofit Impact Matters

The National Council of Nonprofits (NCN) has released a new report which details the value of nonprofits as well as the challenges the sector is facing. Nonprofit Impact Matters: How America’s Charitable Nonprofits Strengthen Communities and Improve...
Fund Spotlight: Cwik Holly by Golly Fund

Fund Spotlight: Cwik Holly by Golly Fund

One of the newer donor advised funds at the Otsego Community Foundation is the Cwik Holly by Golly Fund, started by Michael and Terri Cwik. Let’s learn a few facts about this fund. Why did you decide to help others through the Otsego Community Foundation?The...
Youth Advisory Committee 2020-2021 Recruitment

Youth Advisory Committee 2020-2021 Recruitment

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group made up of student representatives from Otsego county high schools and adult advisors. Members of the YAC are empowered to be positive role models for other youth as philanthropists and volunteers, asses local youth needs,...
Additional Support for Nonprofits During COVID-19

Additional Support for Nonprofits During COVID-19

As small businesses and nonprofits continue to face their own unique challenges during the pandemic, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is launching a program to provide additional support. The state of Michigan allocated $100 million from CARES Act...
COVID-19 Response Fund Future Endeavors

COVID-19 Response Fund Future Endeavors

The first four months of the COVID-19 Response Fund mirrored the local ebbs and flows of the virus.  Spikes of  multiple transactions, including gifts coming into the fund from generous donors and grants awarded out weekly to fund local nonprofits experiencing...
Christmas in July, I Love My Community Grant

Christmas in July, I Love My Community Grant

Extreevaganza is an event of merriment and philanthropy. The first Friday of every December, the community comes together to raise funds for the Community Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation. The Community Fund’s purpose is to meet the ever-changing needs of...