Giving Together Publication

Giving Together Publication

Please take a few minutes to read about the great work being done in our community and the generous donors who help make it possible.  While the current times are challenging, the Community Grant Program is a great reminder of the power of collaboration, in good times...
Grant Spotlight: Otsego County Hockey Association

Grant Spotlight: Otsego County Hockey Association

For many years, the Otsego County Hockey Association (OCHA) has impacted the lives of countless young hockey players with grants from the the William and Linda Muzyl Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation. In 2019 the OCHA helped introduce hockey at an affordable...
Nonprofit Cohort Completes Leadership Lab

Nonprofit Cohort Completes Leadership Lab

Nine northeast Michigan nonprofit leaders recently completed an eight-month Leadership Learning Lab program, leaving them with enhanced skills to strengthen the organizations and communities they serve presently and those they may serve in the future. The members of...
Together We Are More Empowered…Join Us For 100+ Women Who Care

Together We Are More Empowered…Join Us For 100+ Women Who Care

Do you have a heart for giving and want to give back on a bigger scale than you could on your own? Do you want to learn about the work being done by local nonprofits in Otsego County? Do you want to be part of a caring and amazing group of women who are making a...
New program – What Matters?

New program – What Matters?

The Otsego Community Foundation is excited to launch What Matters?, a new program designed to raise awareness around topics connected to local philanthropy. What Matters? will take place from 12 pm – 1 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month (from February through...
Grant Spotlight: Foster care wishes come true

Grant Spotlight: Foster care wishes come true

Today, the concept of “it takes a village” has given way to urban sprawl, disconnected families and broken lives. Wellspring Lutheran Services purposefully takes a whole-person approach to their organization and delivery of services. They are convinced that they must...
First Fund of Decade Established

First Fund of Decade Established

The OCF is excited to announce the establishment of the first new fund of 2020, the Bill Marsh Fund. “We want to optimize the impact of our investments in the community, and partnering with the OCF is a great way to accomplish this goal,” stated Bill...
Scholarships Now Open

Scholarships Now Open

The Otsego Community Foundation (OCF) is accepting scholarship applications for graduating seniors as well as current college students starting on February 4, 2020. A total of 15 scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $500-$1,500. General scholarships, as well as...
OCF’s Karin Beyer Receives Chamber Award

OCF’s Karin Beyer Receives Chamber Award

On January 23 at the annual Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce (GACC) Awards Celebration, OCF’s Karin Beyer was recognized with the Patti Dobrzelewski Volunteer of the Year Award. The award recognizes a community leader who donates his or her time to Chamber...