Community Partnerships Making a Difference

Community Partnerships Making a Difference

For individuals and families in Otsego County facing cancer and undergoing radiation treatment, transportation can be an added hardship. Petoskey is the nearest radiation treatment facility, requiring a 90-mile round trip for anywhere from 5 to 45 consecutive days....
Welcome OCF New Committee Members

Welcome OCF New Committee Members

Please help us welcome three new OCF committee members this year—Nate Lawes, Karen Borowiak, and Brian Wallace. Nate and Karen will serve on the Scholarship Committee, and Brian will join the Governance Committee.  Nate Lawes has lived in Otsego County since he...
The OCF 2024 Scholarship Application is Open!

The OCF 2024 Scholarship Application is Open!

On February 1, 2024, The Otsego Community Foundation Scholarship Application opens and closes on March 6, 2024. All applications need to be submitted by 5 pm on March 6, 2024.    The OCF manages twelve scholarships that are available to high school...
Through the Archives

Through the Archives

The Otsego Community Foundation turns 30 this year! As part of our year-long celebration, we are combing through the archives to get a better understanding of where we started and how far we have come. We are adding this Through the Archives feature to the monthly...
The Refuge

The Refuge

As winter progresses, most of us seek refuge and comfort from the elements in our warm homes, surrounded by family and friends. A basic need we may take for granted. Many of our Otsego County neighbors are not as fortunate; secure housing is just out of reach. This is...
The Community Grant Program

The Community Grant Program

We ended 2023 with a bang at the Otsego Community Foundation. What a year! The generosity of this community was evident with the tremendous success of Extreevaganza and year-end giving. Thank you for entrusting us as your philanthropic partner. As 2024 gets underway,...
January Volunteer Spotlight–Jessi Jo Boulter

January Volunteer Spotlight–Jessi Jo Boulter

We kick off our 2024 Volunteer Spotlights with Jessi Jo Boulter. Jessi Jo has served on the Grant Committee for two years. The OCF Grant Committee is comprised of nine members who award grants to local nonprofits. Once a year, Grant Committee members, along with...
Reflections from Dana Bensinger

Reflections from Dana Bensinger

Dear Friends,  Every year, I look forward to this moment as I sit down with my erasable pen and notebook and start to brainstorm key elements of this letter written to YOU.  Like every year, this letter is a reflection of the past 365 days and a preview...
2023 Extreevaganza–An Evening to Remember

2023 Extreevaganza–An Evening to Remember

It was a record-setting year before the doors opened on December 1, 2023, at Ellison Place for this year’s Extreevaganza! The generosity of this community and its support for this event were expressed in many ways. Corporate Partner sponsorship was unprecedented, with...