A note from Shelly Kasprzycki-March 2023
Recently, I served as part of the Foundations on the Hill 2023 team in Washington, D.C. This annual event is an opportunity for Council of Michigan Foundations member philanthropists to visit Capitol Hill and share the power of philanthropy in their communities. Our legislators see the charitable sector as a key partner in serving community needs […]
Tips for a great scholarship application
With the scholarship application deadline rapidly approaching on March 1, Robin Cowles, our senior scholarship and technology officer, offered a few tips for students working on completing their applications. As always, feel free to contact us any time with questions about the scholarship process! The application will ask for your email address—be sure to use […]
$3.1 million awarded in fall community grant round
Fremont Area Community Foundation recently awarded $3.1 million in its second community grant round of 2022, bringing the total awarded in both rounds in 2022 to more than $5.6 million. Grant support was awarded to a variety of organizations serving Newaygo County residents, including programs addressing watershed restoration, post-secondary education opportunities, summer reading, and more. […]
Scholarship deadline is March 1
The deadline for high school seniors to apply for scholarships from Fremont Area Community Foundation is March 1. Each year, the Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships to Newaygo County students seeking to continue their educations. In 2022, the Community Foundation awarded more than $644,000 in scholarships. These scholarships are all created by generous donors […]
A note from Shelly Kasprzycki-January 2023
As we kick off 2023, we are delighted to approach philanthropy with a renewed mission and strategic framework. We’ll be sharing details early in the year as we finalize our work plan and partner with donors to fulfill our promise to make our community even more vibrant. I count my blessings to work with such […]
Community Foundation awards $5 million mission-related investment to Great Lakes Energy
Fremont Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $5 million mission-related investment to Great Lakes Energy to expand local access to broadband internet service in Lake, Mecosta, Newaygo, and Osceola counties. The investment will support Great Lakes Energy’s expansion of their Truestream fiber network, empowering more rural residents with access to the internet connections they need […]
Office closing at 2 p.m. on Fridays
Beginning in January 2023, the Community Foundation office will close at 2 p.m. each Friday afternoon. Staff will be back in the office on Monday mornings, and you can always find helpful information on our website.
A note from Shelly Kasprzycki-December 2022
As we near the holiday season, we are reminded of the oft-spoken quote, “Peace on earth and goodwill to all.” The Community Foundation is celebrating successes in partnership with our donors to improve quality of life for all people in Newaygo County and surrounding communities. We are proud of our staff and trustee team, the […]
Community Foundation holds grantwriting workshop
On November 30, Fremont Area Community Foundation hosted 50 representatives from nonprofit organizations across the region at a grantwriting workshop at the Center for Hope and Healing in White Cloud. The workshop was held in partnership with the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Past grant recipients of the Community Foundation and […]
A note from Shelly Kasprzycki-November 2022
Autumn is upon us! Thank you to the many people and organizations who have given us feedback as we engage in strategic planning. Trustees and staff are listening to the community and finding innovative ways to enhance our philanthropy. The Community Foundation belongs to Newaygo County, and we are very cognizant of the legacy we […]