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On the Grow: Foundation Announces Move to Pentwater

March 18, 2019—Following several years of significant growth, the Community Foundation for Oceana County recently relocated to a larger space within Shelby State Bank’s Pentwater Branch. Prior to the move, the organization was located within the Bank’s Shelby Branch. The new space will accommodate additional staff to bolster the work of the organization and allow the Foundation to maintain its positive momentum.

STUDENT RESOURCES FOR ALL

Oceana College Access Network (Oceana CAN!) is proud to partner with the Michigan Rural Council to provide students and families the encouragement, support, and resources necessary for them to make informed choices about post-secondary education. The Michigan Rural Council awarded $800 to Oceana CAN! to develop and translate materials on financial readiness and college and career exploration, specifically for, but not limited to, special student populations; including Hispanic and migrant, economically disadvantaged and first generation college students.

SHELBY ROTARY WANTS TO SEND KIDS TO CAMP

The Shelby Rotary Club and the Community Foundation for Oceana County are pleased to offer the opportunity for Oceana youth to attend summer camp. Both groups want to impact the youth of Oceana County whom, due to financial hardship, may never have the opportunity to attend camp. Awards are capped at $250 per applicant...

FOUNDATION RECEIVES SIGNIFICANT BEQUEST

The Legacy Society recognizes individuals and couples who have named the Community Foundation for Oceana County as the beneficiary of any type of gift in their will or trust.  “You don’t have to be Bill Gates to leave a legacy.  We all have the opportunity to move the dial for Oceana. Maybe it is by one small degree, maybe it is by a huge step. We become part of a community team, working together to create impact in ways that are important to us as individuals,” says Foundation Director Tammy Carey. One such member is Bill Moyer, who recently left a $200,000 bequest to the Foundation

GERBER FOUNDATION HELPS BRING MORE BOOKS TO OCEANA

The Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Gerber Foundation to support the early literacy initiative, Read early. Read often (RERO). CFOC received a $5,850 grant to support the purchase and distribution of quality children’s books to Oceana County children and families.

Community Impact: Fall 2018 Grants

The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) recently approved grant awards to a variety of community organizations in support of projects throughout Oceana County. A total of $12,652 was awarded as a result of CFOC’s competitive application process that is overseen by a subcommittee of its trustees. Awards for this round came from the Community Investment Fund, Bessie E. & Ethan Allen Gray Health Fund, Little Point Sable Arts Fund and the Youth Fund.

Holiday Giving Ideas

Have you ever considered giving a holiday gift to your community? Oceana County nonprofits have made a list and you can check it twice! As part of its philanthropy leadership, the Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) annually invites area nonprofits to tell us which projects and purchases can only happen with the financial support from the community.  Pictured are Oceana students on a GVSU campus tour as funded last year through the wish lists!

Oceana Nonprofit Leaders Chosen for Leadership Initiative

Six Oceana nonprofit leaders have been selected by the Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) to attend an eight month Leadership Learning Lab. Facilitated by NorthSky Nonprofit Network, the Leadership Learning Lab seeks to connect and empower nonprofit leaders and give them the skills to strengthen the organizations and communities they serve.

“It’s De-Lovely” at Little Point Sable Association Church

The Little Point Sable Association (LPSA) in Benona Township is again teaming up with the Community Foundation for Oceana County to host “It’s De-Lovely” -- an evening of entertainment that is also an investment in Oceana County arts. The concert will be held beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the beautiful and acoustically fine LPSA “Stone” Church that’s located one mile west of Cherry Point Market near Silver Lake, at Buchanan Road and Stone Church Road.

Community Impact: Spring 2018 Grants

The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) recently approved grant awards to a variety of community organizations in support of projects throughout Oceana County. A total of $24,374 was awarded as a result of CFOC’s competitive application process that is overseen by a subcommittee of its trustees.