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Community Foundation and MSUFCU Expand Loan Program
Fremont Area Community Foundation recently expanded their small business loan program through Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) to support businesses in Newaygo, Lake, Mecosta, and Osceola counties. The Community Foundation created the Small Business Recovery Loan Program with MSUFCU in 2020 to help small businesses in Newaygo County impacted by the pandemic. Now, […]
A note from Shelly Kasprzycki, our president and CEO
Dear friends, As spring fully blooms, I am reminded of the promise of young people as I see them plan for prom, summer jobs, and graduation. So many hopes and dreams are on the precipice of reality. And thus, the Community Foundation plays an important role by investing in young lives. We have opened over […]
Community Foundation Partners with Northern Initiatives on Small Business Loans
Fremont Area Community Foundation is expanding a partnership with Northern Initiatives to provide loans and technical assistance for small businesses in Newaygo, Lake, Mecosta, and Osceola counties. The expansion allows the Community Foundation to support local businesses in the areas served by their three affiliate foundations as well as in Newaygo County. Loans are available […]
Stronger Together event explores experiences of women
On February 24, the Community Foundation hosted its fifth Stronger Together Series virtual event with a conversation on the experiences of local women in the workforce and during the pandemic. Shelly Kasprzycki, Community Foundation president and CEO, welcomed the audience and introduced the evening’s moderator, Dr. Jennifer Drake, dean of the College of Liberal Arts […]
$3.3 million awarded in second 2021 grant round
The Community Foundation awarded $3.3 million in its second community grant round of 2021, bringing the total awarded in both rounds in 2021 to nearly $5.6 million. Grant support was awarded to a variety of organizations serving Newaygo County residents, including programs addressing economic development, college and career access, housing, literacy, and more. Most grant […]
A note from Shelly Kasprzycki, our president and CEO
Dear friends: As we begin a new year, I enjoy the task of preparing a new notebook, full of possibilities, ideas, tasks, and plans. I am reminded of the words of songwriter Brad Paisley, “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book.” Together, I want our community to write an excellent 2022 book. We are […]
Enhance your charitable giving in 2021
Ours is a community full of generosity. Taking advantage of the charitable tax deduction is just one way to enhance your own year-end giving. The charitable provisions in the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act) have been extended to include several measures to enhance your charitable giving in 2021. Taxpayers who do […]
Stronger Together event explores Hispanic/Latinx culture and experiences
On September 30, Fremont Area Community Foundation hosted its fourth Stronger Together Series virtual event with a conversation exploring what it means to be Hispanic/Latinx in Newaygo County. Carla Roberts welcomed the audience for her last Community Foundation event before her retirement as president and CEO on October 1. She explained the goals of the […]
College and Career Night Out: September 30
College and Career Night Out is a fun evening designed to help you explore college and career possibilities, gather scholarship information, and find out more about financial aid! There will be food, great informational sessions, and the opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges, universities, trade schools, career training programs, and military branches. Masks required. […]
Stronger Together Series: Unpacking Hispanic/Latinx Culture
After taking the summer off, the Stronger Together Series is back with an exciting event unpacking what it means to be Hispanic/Latinx in Newaygo County. Stronger Together Series: Unpacking Hispanic/Latinx Culture September 30 | Livestreamed | 6-7:30 p.m. Join us on September 30 to hear from a diverse and multigenerational panel of community members, led […]