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...
Reflect, Reset, Rejoice

Reflect, Reset, Rejoice

As we enter the first month of a new decade, I can’t help but to think of the reasons I love January.  I find myself looking back on the prior year, making tweaks for the upcoming year as well as taking in all the goodness that surrounds us.  I like to take what I...
Grant Spotlight: Baby Wearing Incentive Program

Grant Spotlight: Baby Wearing Incentive Program

Babywearing is the practice of keeping your baby or toddler close and connected to you as you engage in daily activities through the use of one of a variety of types of baby carriers. It is a traditional practice in many cultures that is not widely used by modern...
Extreevaganza Raised Record Funds…Thank You

Extreevaganza Raised Record Funds…Thank You

If you made a donation, were a corporate partner, volunteered, or attended Extreevaganza Starry Starry Night, THANK YOU. With your generosity a record $78,000 was raised during this philanthropic evening that benefits the Community Fund of the Otsego Community...
Census 2020: Three Ways to Respond

Census 2020: Three Ways to Respond

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding: Online By phone By mail The 2020 Census marks the first time you’ll have the option to respond online. Do you want to respond...
Important Community Grant Program Dates

Important Community Grant Program Dates

With the start of 2020 the Community Grant Program is open. The Otsego Community Foundation (OCF) is proud to administer the Community Grant Program – a unique collaborative effort made possible by local funders to increase the effectiveness of grantmaking;...