Press Releases

Press Releases

October 6, 2017

Community Foundation Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Fremont Area Community Foundation demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certification for its turf to prairie conversion project.

September 29, 2017

College and Career Night Out Offers Post-Secondary Resources

Hundreds of local students and families and nearly 50 colleges, universities, trade schools, and military organizations participated in College and Career Night Out on September 28.

September 29, 2017

Women in Philanthropy Luncheon Focuses on Power of Philanthropy

On September 22, nearly 70 Newaygo County women gathered for the 18th annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon, which featured speaker Marsha Smith of Rotary Charities.

September 29, 2017

Community Foundation Scholarship Application Opens October 1

The Community Foundation’s scholarship application for high school seniors and medical students opened on October 1 and will close on March 1.

September 15, 2017

Discover Your Community Day on October 20

The series of “Discover Your Community Days” will conclude on October 20 with a focus on local health care and the arts.

August 4, 2017

Community Foundation Grant Deadline September 1

The deadline to apply for Fremont Area Community Foundation’s fall community grant round and Fremont Area Elderly Needs Fund grants is September 1.

August 1, 2017

Community Foundation Offering Special Fall Mini-Grant Round for Teachers

The Community Foundation will award up to $47,000 for innovative classroom projects in a special fall education mini-grant round.

July 7, 2017

Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee Wins Grant of the Year Award

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of Fremont Area Community Foundation was recently awarded the 2017 YAC Grant of the Year Award for its $27,500 grant to the Newaygo County Area Promise Zone.

June 23, 2017

Fremont Area Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Trustees

William Leaver and Peggy Rossler were recently elected to join the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

June 9, 2017

Fremont Area Community Foundation Awards $2.45M in Spring Grant Round

The Community Foundation recently announced the results of its spring community grant round, awarding $2.45 million to local agencies and programs.

May 26, 2017

Spring Donors Luncheon Focuses on Addressing Poverty in Newaygo County

On May 24, Fremont Area Community Foundation hosted 65 guests at its annual Spring Donors Luncheon. The program focused on the Community Foundation’s work with local partners to move residents from poverty to prosperity.

May 26, 2017

Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee Awards Six Grants

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of Fremont Area Community Foundation recently announced the results of its YAC grant round, awarding funding to six local agencies and programs serving youth.

April 28, 2017

Nonprofit Speed Dating to Match Local Nonprofits with People Looking to Learn and Serve

Local residents looking to become more involved in the community are invited to Nonprofit Speed Dating on May 16 at the Stone Lodge in Fremont.

February 17, 2017

Community Foundation Offers Intro to Nonprofit Board Service Seminar

Fremont Area Community Foundation and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy are partnering to offer free Introduction to Nonprofit Board Service seminars for those interested in making a difference in their community.

February 17, 2017

Community Foundation Offering Mini-Grants for Innovative Classroom Projects

The Community Foundation will award up to 100 education mini-grants to support innovative classroom projects.

February 3, 2017

Task Force to Address Local Workforce Concerns

A group of agencies serving Newaygo County has formed the Newaygo County Workforce Development Task Force to address declining participation in the workforce as well as employee development and retention.

February 3, 2017

Youth Advisory Committee Accepting Grant Applications for Youth Programs

The Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee is accepting grant applications for programs that improve the quality of life for teenagers and youth in Newaygo County.

January 27, 2017

Fremont Area Community Foundation Awards $2.6M in Fall Grant Round

The Community Foundation recently announced the results of its fall community grant round, awarding more than $2.6 million to local agencies and programs.

January 6, 2017

Community Foundation Scholarship Application Open

The Community Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors. The online application opened on January 1 and will close on March 1.

January 6, 2017

Community Foundation Grant Deadline February 1

The deadline to apply for community grants and Fremont Area Elderly Needs Fund grants is February 1.

December 2, 2016

Community Foundation Celebrates Bob Jordan and Introduces New Teams

The Community Foundation hosted a retirement celebration for Bob Jordan on December 1 and has introduced its new philanthropic services and community investment teams.