News

Blog Article
Our history
The Community Foundation is home to over 700 funds, thanks to the generosity of others. For decades, people in Newaygo County have partnered with us to impact a future they couldn’t predict simply because they love this community. Let’s take a look back to where it all started! Our story began in 1933 at the […]
News
New trustees elected
The Community Foundation recently welcomed Denise Suttles and Christopher Wren to its Board of Trustees. Suttles has long been active in northern Newaygo County and Lake County. She most recently served as executive director of Lake County Habitat for Humanity and has experience working with local youth programs and church ministries. She previously worked for […]
News
Community Foundation awards $4 million in grants
Fremont Area Community Foundation recently awarded $4 million in its final community grant round of 2023. In both 2023 community grant rounds, the Community Foundation awarded more than $6 million total. Grant support was awarded to a variety of organizations and programs serving Newaygo County residents, including programs centered on economic development, arts and culture, […]
Blog Article
Keys to a great scholarship application
The Community Foundation has more than 100 scholarships available for high school seniors, current college students, and medical students. Last year, the Community Foundation awarded new and renewable scholarships to 321 Newaygo County students, totaling more than $692,000. And now that the holidays are over, a new scholarship deadline season is just around the corner! […]
News
Grants awarded to support Muskegon River projects
The Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund at Fremont Area Community Foundation recently awarded grants to projects dedicated to improving the health of the Muskegon River and its watershed. This year marks the twenty-first consecutive year the fund has supported watershed improvement organizations. Five projects received funding in the 2023 grant cycle, with a total of […]
Video
Check out our new videos
For decades, generous people and dedicated organizations have partnered with us to leave a legacy and impact the present and future of the community they love. This is certainly true in Newaygo County, but also in the three counties served by our affiliate foundations. Some of these partners sat down with us recently to share […]
Blog Article
The year in review
This year has been full of accomplishments, events, learning, and impact. And it’s all possible thanks to the thoughtfulness, generosity, and passion of people like you! Here are a few of the things we accomplished together in 2023: We have awarded $5.3 million in grants so far this year, with more to be awarded by […]
News
Remembering Mary Rangel
We are devastated over the passing of our trustee and friend Mary Rangel Hipolito. Mary had served on our Board of Trustees since 2015 and was chair of our Poverty to Prosperity Committee. She was thoughtful, kind, and generous, with a true heart for people. We are inspired by Mary’s extensive work throughout the community, […]
Blog Article
Year-end giving
Fremont Area Community Foundation, like other nonprofit organizations, welcomes year-end giving. It is estimated that 30 percent of charitable giving is done between November 1 and December 31. Gifts to the Community Foundation benefit so many; your donation becomes part of a larger invested pool of funds that grows significantly over time. Each year, the […]
News
Community Foundation Holds Fall Donors Luncheon
More than 70 people gathered for the Community Foundation’s annual Fall Donors Luncheon on October 18. The luncheon was held at the Black Box at the Dogwood Center for Performing Arts. Shelly Kasprzycki, our president and CEO, provided an update on some of the organization’s recent work. She spoke about the recent launch of the […]