August is National Make A Will Month

August is National Make A Will Month

Most of us spend August trying to squeeze in a few more summer activities. However, August is also “National Make A Will” month and is an incredible opportunity for you to support your favorite nonprofits. When you remember the Community Foundation in your estate...
Marathon, Not a Sprint

Marathon, Not a Sprint

For the past 7 weeks, in an effort to stay grounded and not burn out, we keep reminding each other “this is a marathon, not a sprint.” This morning I spent some time processing this phrase and thinking about how it applies to disaster...
A closer look at the OCF and the OCUW

A closer look at the OCF and the OCUW

The Otsego Community Foundation (OCF) and Otsego County United Way (OCUW) have worked closely together for the past two years in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the tornado that impacted our community on May 20, 2022, our efforts have united even more. For...
Volunteer Spotlight: Cindy Pushman

Volunteer Spotlight: Cindy Pushman

We couldn’t do our work without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This month’s volunteer spotlight features Cindy Pushman, a valuable six-year veteran of our grant committee. “Cindy is a great asset on the Grant Committee. Her knowledge of social...

Dear Friends, As we reflect on the dash between May 20 – June 20 we have been challenged beyond words, yet fueled by generosity, unity, and a longing to see this through.  Sparked by powerful destruction from a natural disaster this life-changing time span has...
Job Posting: Otsego Career Access Network Coordinator

Job Posting: Otsego Career Access Network Coordinator

Otsego Career Access Network (OCAN) Network Coordinator Position Description Otsego Career Access Network (OCAN) is a county-wide alliance of members from a variety of backgrounds representing K-12 education, higher education, the nonprofit sector, government,...
Job Posting: Disaster Case Manager

Job Posting: Disaster Case Manager

This position is supported by: Michigan Disaster Response and Recovery. Reports to: Supervisor – Disaster Case Management Status: Full-time Hourly Grant Funded (approximately 6 months) BACKGROUND Disaster Case Management is a time-limited process by which a skilled...
The Tornado Response Fund – Week One

The Tornado Response Fund – Week One

Friday, May 20 at 10:00 pm, the Otsego Community Foundation (OCF) launched the Tornado Response Fund, just hours after a tornado hit Gaylord. As of May 31, the fund has received over $511,000 from donors. The funds will be allocated to three areas of need, including...
Celebrating Youth Advisory Committee Graduating Seniors

Celebrating Youth Advisory Committee Graduating Seniors

People want to know, will the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) miss our graduating seniors? The answer is a huge YES! Their knowledge and love for community has made them outstanding members of this dynamic group. When they leave, they will be leaving gigantic shoes to...
COVID-19 Fund Sunsets

COVID-19 Fund Sunsets

After 26 months providing resources for Otsego County organizations to assist with the immediate and additional challenges of the pandemic, the COVID-19 Response Fund has been spent down and closed.  The Fund received $132,000 from 220 generous donors and invested...