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...
Announcing the 2020 OCF Scholarship Recipients

Announcing the 2020 OCF Scholarship Recipients

The Otsego Community Foundation would like to recognize the following local students who received this year’s scholarships. The OCF’s scholarship program connects funds from forward-thinking donors to deserving local students pursuing further education. This year, we...
Gaylord Area Council for the Arts New Program

Gaylord Area Council for the Arts New Program

Thanks to a grant from the James H. Richardson Memorial Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation, the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts is holding a series of live concerts on GACA’s Facebook page. You’ll be able to listen to and comment on weekly live concerts from...
OCF Passes Accreditation

OCF Passes Accreditation

The Otsego Community Foundation recently received confirmation that we’ve earned accreditation with National Standards for Community Foundations™, the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. The OCF first met National Standards in 2014, and in 2019...
T.A.C.K.L.E. Race Goes Virtual

T.A.C.K.L.E. Race Goes Virtual

T.A.C.K.L.E knows firsthand that cancer knows no bounds, it has no mercy and will slow down for nothing, including a global pandemic. Even though we were disappointed that our 6th Annual 5K Color Tour slated for April 25th had to be postponed due to COVID-19, we have...