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 […]
Show Me The Money Day
Looking to reach your financial goals? Come to Show Me The Money Day on March 13—a free resource fair—meant to help you reach your financial goals. The event will feature helpful financial information, resources, and workshops on topics such as budgeting, organizing, and financial stability. Snacks and prizes available! The event is open to anyone […]
Circles USA Studies Cliff Effect in Michigan
Circles USA recently released a study of the impact of the phenomenon known as the “cliff effect” on Michigan families. The study was commissioned by Fremont Area Community Foundation in conjunction with Circles Newaygo County, a program of TrueNorth Community Services. The cliff effect occurs when even a minor increase in a family’s income causes […]
University of Michigan to Study Kickstart to Career
Kickstart to Career Newaygo County—the local children’s savings account program now in its second year—will be the subject of a study by a University of Michigan research team led by Dr. William Elliott III. Elliott is a professor of social work at the University of Michigan and is the nation’s leading researcher in the fields […]
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, […]