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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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Oceana Community Foundation’s Read early. Read often. Program Starts New Year with a New Leader

Oceana’s Read Early. Read Often. (RERO) Program would like to welcome Teresa Mead to the Foundation Team as the new Program Coordinator.  Teresa spent 24 years working for Shelby Public Schools. She started in 1999 at Benona Elementary, then 7 years at New Era Elementary running the computer and library programs and her last 14 years at the Early Childhood Center (ECC). She was the ECC Program Coordinator before her retirement in June 2023. 

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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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