News & Events

Nonprofit Toolkit Workshop Series
Join us for these dynamic, in-depth workshops to build the essential tools you need to make your organization stronger and create positive change in your community. All workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Regional Center for AgriScience and Career Advancement (5479 W 72nd Street, Fremont). Check-in will begin at […]
Job Posting: Community Collaborative Executive Director
Are you ambitious, goal-driven, and enthusiastic? Do you have a vision and passion for building community and relationships? Check out this exciting opportunity to lead the Newaygo County Community Collaborative (NC3)! The executive director will lead and coordinate the operations of this multi-purpose collaborative body that promotes strong families and a healthy community through joint […]
Local Business Leaders Discuss Transportation Needs
A group of local business leaders gathered on October 22 for lunch and to discuss barriers to workforce development in Newaygo County. The luncheon was hosted by Gerber Life Insurance in partnership with Fremont Area Community Foundation. After a welcome from Luci Moore and Bob McDonald of Gerber Life Insurance, business leaders heard from Tammy […]
Lindsay Hager to Direct Community Investment
Lindsay Hager of Fremont will be the new director of community investment at Fremont Area Community Foundation. He joined the staff on June 17. Hager brings many years of experience with the Community Foundation to his new role overseeing the community investment team and strategic initiative work. He has been on the Board of Trustees […]
Youth Advisory Committee Awards 12 Grants
The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of Fremont Area Community Foundation recently announced the results of its annual YAC grant round, awarding more than $76,000 to 12 agencies and programs serving local youth. Grants were awarded to a variety of programs that align with YAC’s funding priorities: supporting youth facing challenges such as poor home life, […]
Kindergartners Receive First $50 Deposit Into Kickstart Accounts
More than 550 Newaygo County kindergartners have received their first Kickstart to Career deposit from Fremont Area Community Foundation. Kickstart to Career Newaygo County is a children’s savings account program that is operated by the Community Foundation and ChoiceOne Bank. It kicked off in the fall of 2018 when kindergartners automatically received their very own […]
Community Foundation Welcomes New Staff Members
The Community Foundation recently welcomed two new staff members. Casey Houston joins us as an administrative assistant. She will work with Foundation Manager Maria Gonzalez to serve our three geographic affiliates—Lake, Mecosta, and Osceola county community foundations—as well as the Elderly Needs Fund and Amazing X Charitable Trust supporting organizations. Casey grew up in the area, […]
Community Foundation Awards $3.35 Million to Local Organizations
Fremont Area Community Foundation awarded $3.35 million to local organizations and programs in its most recent community grant round. Grant funding was awarded to a wide variety of organizations and projects addressing critical local needs. The grant round included general community grants along with grants targeting each of the Community Foundation’s three focus areas: community […]
Mary Huisjen to Retire
After 20 years with the Community Foundation, Mary Huisjen will retire at the end of January. Callers and visitors to the Community Foundation are often first greeted by Mary, who has served as our receptionist and special projects associate. Mary started at the Community Foundation in November 1998 after working for Gerber Products for 19 […]
Carla Roberts Published in Foundation Review
Our President and CEO Carla Roberts was recently published in The Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed journal for the field of philanthropy. Her article, “From Charitable Giving to Strategic Impact,” details the Community Foundation’s journey toward more strategic grantmaking and increased impact. In 2011, we launched a community investment strategy focused on education, poverty, and economic […]