About Us


Improving the quality of life for our residents

Our story begins in 1933.

Fremont Area Community Foundation began in 1933 when two visionary philanthropists changed the future of Newaygo County forever. Their modest charitable funds laid the groundwork for a Community Foundation that today is one of the largest in the U.S. on a per capita basis.

The Community Foundation exists to improve the quality of life for residents in Newaygo County. We do this by connecting community needs with the passions of families, businesses, and individuals.

We strive to make deep community investments by concentrating on the most pressing needs in Newaygo County. Our work is focused in five areas:

  • Education
  • Community and economic development
  • Natural resources
  • Nonprofit sustainability
  • Poverty to prosperity

Two of these focus areas spawned full-fledged initiatives: Community Partner Effectiveness (nonprofit sustainability) and Goal 2025 (education). These initiatives help guide our grantmaking and enable the Community Foundation to proactively and specifically address community needs for years to come.

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