The Otsego County Community Foundation Youth Fund was one of five finalist  chosen to participate in Community Financial Thumbs Up for Charity grant contest, after being nominated by community members. From April 10th until April 21st the five finalist were asked to have people vote daily . "With the support of WMJZ - The Eagle and daily Facebook pictures and videos of  YAC members to remind … [Read more...]

Readers’ Fund

Betsy Sanders and Jill Miner                                                   2017 AP Achievement Award Recipients 16 Gaylord High School students receive Readers’ Fund Awards This year 16 Gaylord High School students will receive AP Achievement awards made possible through a grant from the Readers’ Fund of the Otsego County Community Foundation. Each recipient will be granted the opportunity … [Read more...]

2017 Gaylord Orange Barrel Improvement Project

The phrase “Together we can do more for the community we love,” seems to summarize all the efforts of the Community Foundation.  Whether building community endowment, awarding grants, or convening leaders, collaboration is the way to go.  Last June, the OCCF hosted a round table discussion with local community and economic development organizations. Representatives from the City of Gaylord, … [Read more...]

New Endowment Established : Herman Lunden Memorial Fund

                Herman Lunden Memorial Fund   On a rainy day in 2013 while paying a visit to the Pigeon River Country headquarters, John Lunden had a dream to honor his grandfather, Herman Lunden. In the early 1900’s Herman was involved with the lumber business in Northern Michigan and was active in the conservation of natural resources, reforestation, fire prevention, and other … [Read more...]

Friends of the Foundation 2017 Raffle Tickets Still Available

Will you become a “Friend of the Foundation”? Otsego County Community Foundation has been committed to enhancing the quality of life for all citizens by building endowment, awarding grants, and convening leaders for over 20 years. In 2016 alone we have awarded over $207,000 to deserving organizations throughout the county. The operations of the Otsego County Community Foundation are governed by … [Read more...]

Save the Date 100 Women Who Care

The Otsego County Community Foundation is pleased to introduce a new and exciting form of philanthropy  for women in our county. Women bring a unique perspective to the art of philanthropy and a positive impact is promised on the women who choose to be a part of this as well as our community. As a woman you may be a mother, wife, grandmother, daughter, single working woman, business owner, … [Read more...]

New Leaders Join the OCCF

The Otsego County Community Foundation (OCCF) announces five new members have joined its Board of Directors. Retired District Court Judge Patricia Morse joins the OCCF with experience. Morse worked with the Gaylord Community Schools Education Fund in the 1990’s just as that fund became part of the newly formed OCCF. She knows the Foundation “has the pulse of the community and it identifies … [Read more...]

Extreevaganza 2017 Save the Date : Friday, December 1st

The Otsego County Community Foundation is excited to host the 18th annual Extreevaganza on Friday, December 1st, beginning at 6 pm at Treetops Convention Center.  Registration for this event will close at 5 pm on Tuesday, November 28, until then you can register at Thank you! … [Read more...]

2015 Year in Review

We are pleased to publish our 2015 Year in Review. It was a successful year all around with much thanks to the dedicated board of directors, generous donors, hardworking non-profit organizations, community funders, passionate volunteers, and charitable minded fund advisors. The staff at OCCF is proud and honored to work for such an amazing community! Please click here for the Year in Review. … [Read more...]