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We're Hiring: Two Part-Time Receptionists
Do you love people? Are you great at creating a welcoming atmosphere? Fremont Area Community Foundation is looking for two part-time Receptionists to join our team! We’re looking for people with exceptional organizational skills to provide general office and administrative support for departments throughout our organization. The person in each half-day position will provide a […]
A note from Shelly Kasprzycki, our president and CEO
As summer closes and the crisp air begins, we are delighted at the Community Foundation to see many exciting endeavors taking place. Thank you to the many individuals who gave us feedback as we engage in strategic planning. The trustees and staff are hard at work listening to the community and finding innovative ways to […]
Trustees elected at Community Foundation's annual meeting
Fremont Area Community Foundation recently held its annual meeting where members elected three new trustees. New board officers were also elected. Todd DeKryger, Ken DeLaat, and Julie Tatko were each elected by the members to join the Community Foundation board. Members of the Community Foundation are chosen by virtue of their leadership positions in the […]
Check out our 2022 annual report
As a community foundation, our past, present, and future are knit together by generations of generosity. Our latest annual report explores examples of the people, stories, and dreams that have built our Community Foundation over the last seven decades. Click here to read the full report.
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 […]