What an Enchanted Evening: Extreevaganza 2018

With a room full of flickering Christmas lights, evergreens and holiday cheer, Extreevaganza: an Enchanted Evening raised $38,000 for the Community Fund of The Otsego Community Foundation. Treetops Resort Convention Center was magically transformed into a Christmas...
YOUth Care: 2nd 100 Youth Who Care February 10th

YOUth Care: 2nd 100 Youth Who Care February 10th

  Are you or someone you know between the ages of 10-19? The Youth Advisory Committee invites you to the second 100 Youth Who Care Event at the Otsego County Library on February 10th starting at 3:00 pm. How do you become a member? It’s easy: just complete...
Funding Impact: Habitat for Humanity

Funding Impact: Habitat for Humanity

Having served Otsego County for the past 25 years, Habitat for Humanity’s story continues to grow. The organization inspires, provides hope, empowers, educates, supports, and ultimately provides a hand up vs. a hand out. Their vision, “a world where everyone has a...

Information Session Set for Nonprofit Grant Seekers

  There will be a grant seekers information session at 9:00 am on Thursday, January 31st, at the Otsego County United Way, 116 E. Fifth St. This information session is for nonprofits considering submitting an application to the 2019 Community Grant Program....
OCF “Rebrand”

OCF “Rebrand”

GAYLORD–The Otsego County Community Foundation is marking its 25th year with a new name and a new look. Dana Bensinger, executive director, invites the community to celebrate this exciting transition for the organization, now called the Otsego Community...
Works of Art

Works of Art

Grantee: Gaylord Area Council for the Arts Project: Capacity Building The Mission of Gaylord Area Council for the Arts is to nurture and promote a creative community by facilitating, sharing and encouraging individual expression through the arts. With interest and...
Teamwork

Teamwork

Grantee: Gaylord Little League Program: Gaylord Little League Gaylord Little League Baseball and Softball is much more than just bats, balls, a field, dugouts, or any of the other dozens of physical items that go into baseball and softball. It has become, over the...
College Credits

College Credits

Advancing Education Program: AP Achievement Gaylord Community School The Reader’s Fund was established by local business owners Jill Miner, from Saturn Booksellers, and Betsy Sanders, from Hogan’s Jewelers. Both women are active community members with a passion for...
Building Strength

Building Strength

Grantee: Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan Program: Future Fittest on the 45th This unique program will improve the physical and mental health of at-risk youth in Otsego County by reducing the risk of chronic disease, decrease youth violence and...
Learning in Nature

Learning in Nature

Grantee: Huron Pines Project: Huron Pines/Vanderbilt Area School Place-Based Stewardship Education The purpose of the project is to implement place-based stewardship education (PBSE) efforts at Vanderbilt Area School (VAS). PBSE has been proven to increase student...