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At the Community Foundation for Oceana County, we're working with donors, advisors and members of the community for one common goal—making our community a stronger, healthier, more vibrant place to live.

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Santa brings children’s books for the holidays and all year long

 Throughout the holiday season, Read early. Read often. (RERO) has partnered with Santa to bring free children’s books to the children and families of Oceana County.  At local Christmas Tree Lighting Events, Santa Meet & Greet’s, and as gifts to go under the tree, free books were given out in November and December!  For a third year, the Villages of Shelby, New Era, Walkerville, and the City of Hart have passed out books at their holiday ceremonies.

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Give to any of our over 175+ existing funds, or you can create a new fund of your own to benefit the cause that matters to you most.

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Grants

Opportunities for every child, and everyone.

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Urgent Needs Fund

Support the Urgent Needs Fund to help area nonprofit organizations, schools and governments on the front lines serving those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Read early. Read often.

Together with community partners, we initiated Read early. Read often. to better prepare our youngest learners (babies & toddlers) for success in learning and in life.

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Economic Development

The Foundation's strategic plan includes supporting community needs assessments to foster economic development growth. In 2018, an assessment was completed in Shelby, followed by Pentwater in 2019.

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