Around here, shared dreams have a way of coming true.

The Community Foundation for Oceana County currently manages more than 150 funds and makes grants to dozens of projects and programs each year. Every proposal we receive is carefully evaluated and grants are awarded where they have the strongest potential to help Oceana County become a healthier, more vibrant place to live. We work closely with area businesses, donors, organizations and individuals to support these projects. Together, we ensure that they make a positive impact on our community. The examples that follow are a few of our most successful initiatives.

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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