Foundation 30th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, September 20, 2021
West Michigan Research Station
5185 N. Oceana Dr., Hart, MI 49420

In celebration of 30 years of growth and our new independent community foundation status, the Foundation is excited to host our 30th Anniversary Celebration Dinner & Program, hosted at the West Michigan Research Facility. It will be a fun event to showcase Oceana’s newest community asset and an opportunity to visit with Foundation friends. We will follow all safety protocols, and hope to see you on September 20th, 2021 from 6pm-8pm!

Tickets are available by mailing a check to the Community Foundation at P.O. Box 902, Pentwater MI 49449 or calling the office to submit payment by credit card. However you purchase your ticket, thank you for supporting the Foundation and directing your full donation to grow Oceana County’s resources!

Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, September 21, 2021
12 -1pm

Join us as we talk about grantmaking! With the Foundation’s Fall Community Grant Application opening soon, we will be learning about changes to the Foundation’s grantmaking program. Tammy Carey, the Foundation’s CEO, will provide a snapshot of the Foundation’s activities and programs. Danielle Siegel, the Foundation’s Program Officer, will introduce our new grant portal and how area organizations can apply.

This Lunch and Learn is open to local nonprofits, governments, churches, schools, agencies, and anyone interested in how grantmaking helps shape Oceana County!

You can register for our upcoming Lunch and Learn on Eventbrite. Not only will Eventbrite provide you with the Zoom link, but it will send you reminder emails! You can also join the day of on Zoom. To learn more about our Lunch and Learn series, visit our website or contact Tammy Carey at 231-869-3377.

For more information about our grant program, click here. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
View the recording here! (passcode: July21event!)

Join us as we talk about community development, leadership, and placemaking in Oceana County. We will be hearing from Steve Bass, a renowned production design consultant, on community spaces and redevelopment. Steve will deconstruct ‘placemaking,’ explaining how citizens can reshape their communities through their everyday efforts. Tammy Carey, Foundation CEO, will discuss the Community Foundation’s role in community development.


Hesperia Community Assessment Town Hall

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Hesperia High School’s Cafeteria
96 S Division St, Hesperia, MI 49421

The Community Foundation of Oceana County, in partnership with leaders of Hesperia community, invite you to participate in the assessment. The assessment includes a series of small group meetings with key stakeholders during the day, and an evening Town Hall meeting. The Town Hall is your opportunity to share about what you envision for Hesperia!

Mobile Food Pantries

We sponsored four mobile food pantries this spring/summer at areas businesses and plan to do so again in 2022. For learn about upcoming mobile food pantries in the area, visit our community partners, Feeding America and United Way of the Lakeshore.


If you're a high school senior, current college student, early college senior, or nontraditional student, we may have a scholarship for you!



All grant applications must be submitted electronically via our online application process, eGrant.


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