Interested in the latest update from the Community Foundation? Read our 2020-2024 eNews below!

2024 eNews

March 2024 Community Matter – Oceana Deep Dive Outcomes! Join in to stay connected and make a difference!

January 2024 Community MattersHappy New Year! 🎆Check out our 2024 Community Grant Dates! And Join us for our next Oceana Deep Dive🌊

  • November 2023 eNews – Options for the Season of Giving & Foundation Open House

    September 2023 Community Matters – Learn more about the upcoming Free Dive Nonprofit gathering & grant round.

    September 2023 eNews – Foundation Celebration Picnic details & Leadership Learning Lab cohort announcement.

    July 2023 Community Matters – Learn about the start of our quarterly nonprofit event series, our 2023 Fall Community Grant round, and our Teacher Mini Grants!

    June 2023 eNews – Camp, scholarships, and more! A quick dive into the Foundation’s recent activities.

    June 2023 Community Matters – What is the Learning Leadership Lab?

    March 2023 eNews – We achieved National Standards accreditation!

    March 2023 Community Matters – Spring Community Grant Round is open! Also, check out the Facebook group that was created for Non-Profits that serve Oceana County.

    January 2023 Community Matters – Join us for the first Oceana Deep Dive – let’s fill up your financial tank and take a deep dive into Nonprofit networking!

    January 2023 eNews – 2022 was a record year with over 2.4 million in gifts! $63,121 in Community Wish List projects were granted!


  • December 2021 eNews – The Foundation is busy at work from the holiday season to the new year: check out our 2021 Fall Community Grant Awards, holiday giving opportunities, and our ongoing 2021 Challenge Match!

    November 2021 eNews – The 2021 Community Wish Lists are out! See what your favorite nonprofits have on their holiday wish this year, in addition to learning about the 2022 Leadership Learning Lab, Amazon Smiles, and the Challenge Match.

    November 2021 Community Matters – Interested in learning more about how you can positively impact Oceana County? Apply for the 2022 Leadership Learning Lab cohort, and connect with other local nonprofit leaders.

    October 2021 eNews – We are excited to share important updates with you: our first-ever placemaking grant awards, our 30th-anniversary recap, the Ryan S. Prudhomme Memorial Scholarship, and more!

    September 2021 Community Matters – Ready for important updates regarding our fall community grant round? Check out this month’s news.

    September 2021 eNews – You’re invited! Read about our upcoming grant workshop and our 30th-anniversary celebration.

    June 2021 On the Grow Ready for an update on our 2021 Spring Grant Round and our scholarship application? Learn more about their outcomes and more.

    CEDAM eNews Interested in a position at the Community Foundation? Check out our eNews about our open position!

    May 2021 On the Grow Grant applications, scholarship awards, and a new Fund Spotlight… all included in this month’s eNews letter!

    March 2021 Community Matters Learn about our Spring Competitive Grant Round for nonprofit organizations, a Wishlist Update, and our Urgent Needs Fund.

    February 2021 On the Grow Read about 2020 In-Review, our newest trustees, scholarship information, and our Fund Spotlights!

  • December 2020 On the Grow Our Annual Report is out! This winter season, learn more about our Community Wish List, the Janie Denman Legacy Fund, the Henry and Dorothy V. Fischer Family Fund, and more.

    2020 Challenge Match Interested in charitable deductions or matching donation gifts? Learn more about how you can impact Oceana County’s future.

    2020 Wish Lists Make someone’s wish come true! If you’d like to make a difference but you’re unsure how or where to donate, consider funding one or more items from our Community Wish Lists.

    October 2020 Community Matters – Interested in submitting a Wish to our Community Wish List? Learn more about how to apply for your nonprofit organization, school, or local government agency.

    September 2020 On the Grow Meet Pentwater Service Club’s 2020 Citizen of the Year and our intern in this month’s eNews Letter! Additionally, learn more about our mobile food pantry efforts, scholarship awards, and more.

    July 2020 Community Matters Nonprofit friends – our Fall Grant Round is coming up soon! Learn more about how to apply, in addition to our Urgent Needs Fund update and information on early literacy efforts in Oceana County.

    Racial Justice & Equity Statement Inclusion is the heart of our community and the Foundation. Learn more about our dedication to equality.

    June 2020 On the Grow Our Spring Grant Round Results are available now! Read about these wonderful organizations and their ongoing projects, in addition to our newest fund stories for the Christopher Schaner Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Thomas Schaner Memorial Scholarship Fund.

    April 2020 On the Grow In our monthly eNews Letter, learn more about the Urgent Needs Fund’s first grant awards, Oceana County’s new K-9 dog, and Meg McKeen’s beautiful story about her mother, Julie.

    April 2020 Community Matters Our Urgent Needs Fund Application is open for nonprofit organizations! Learn more about our abbreviated application process and how to apply for these special grant awards.

    April 2020 On the Grow Learn about our new Urgent Needs Fund! It is designed to help area nonprofits, schools, and governments serving on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    March 2020 Community Matters – Our Spring 2020 Grant Application Round is open for area nonprofit organizations! Be sure to check it out before the deadline of April 30, 2020.

    March 2020 On the Grow A note from our CEO Tammy Carey, information about scholarships, and camp scholarships… check out these segments in March’s eNews Letter!

    March 2020 Community Matters – Read about our 2020 Leadership Learning Lab Cohort, our Community Wish List Update, and more in 2020 first Community Matters eNews Letter of the year!

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