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Announcing the Community Foundation’s 2021 Spring Competitive Grant Round

The Community Foundation for Oceana County is excited to announce the opening of their Spring 2021 Competitive Grant Round. The application opens Friday, March 5th, and requests are submitted online at the Foundation’s website. The Foundation is accepting applications now through April 19th. A Letter of Intent will be due two weeks prior on April 5th. Grantees are encouraged to discuss your proposal with the Foundation, by calling 231-869-3377 or e-mailing Program Officer, Danielle Siegel at danielle@oceanafoundation.org.

Community Foundation for Oceana County Scholarship Application Closing Soon!

The Community Foundation for Oceana County’s scholarship program is currently open, but closing soon! Students of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including high school/homeschooled seniors, current college students, and adult learners/returning students. Applications are available online at https://oceanafoundation.org/scholarships/. Applications are due by March 15th, 2021.  

Shelby Rotary Club Wants To Send Kids to Camp

The Shelby Rotary Club and the Community Foundation for Oceana County are pleased to offer the chance for Oceana youth to attend summer camp. Both groups want to impact the youth of Oceana County whom, due to financial hardship, may never have the opportunity to attend camp.

Foundation Appreciates Frontline Healthcare Workers

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our Oceana healthcare workers – and other essential workers – have been the unsung heroes of our community. To show our appreciation, the Community Foundation of Oceana County is continuing their support and celebration of Oceana frontline healthcare workers through their Appreciation Box Campaign. Healthcare workers are at the forefront of combating the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to creating a safe community for all residents. The Community Foundation’s Appreciation Boxes are a modest thank-you for their work and bravery and are supported by the combined contributions of many to our Urgent Needs Fund.

Emma Kirwin and Joe Klimovitz Join the Community Foundation for Oceana County’s Board of Trustees

The Community Foundation for Oceana County is pleased to announce the addition of Emma Kirwin and Joe Klimovitz to its Board of Trustees.

Community Foundation Announces Support of Essential Workers

The Community Foundation for Oceana County is pleased to announce the availability of adult student scholarships aimed at students accepted into the Futures for Frontliners program, enrolled at Muskegon Community College or West Shore Community College.

CARES Act Changes to Tax Regulations

Did you know the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides increased tax incentives for charitable giving, for both individuals and corporations? Everyone can claim an automatic $300 deduction, without itemizing! 

Foundation Offers Holiday Giving Ideas

Have you ever considered giving a holiday gift to your community? Oceana County nonprofits have made a list and you can check it twice! As part of its philanthropy leadership, the Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) annually invites area nonprofits to tell us which projects and purchases can only happen with the financial support from the community. 

Announcing Foundation’s 2020 Fall Grants & Teacher Mini-Grants

The Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) recently awarded $26,662 to a variety of community organizations and school classrooms to benefit area people.

Foundation’s scholarship program accepting applications!

The Community Foundation for Oceana County’s scholarship program is now open!  If you’re a high school or homeschooled senior, current college student, an early college senior, or adult learner/returning student, the Foundation may have a scholarship for you. Applications are available online and are submitted electronically at the Foundation website. Applications are due March 15th, 2021.