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Oceana Community Foundation Shares Holiday Giving Ideas

November 23, 2021 – With the holiday season fast approaching, have you thought about giving back to Oceana County? The Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) is thrilled to share its 2021 Community Wish Lists. Each year, the Foundation invites Oceana nonprofits to share their ideas for new projects and purchases they’re hoping for this year. These programs are only possible with the help of the community, as these wishes help cover expenses beyond their cash-strapped budget. Funding a wish is a fantastic way to celebrate your community!

There are over 130 wishes available as posted to our website under the GIVE tab. The wishes are divided into three categories: under $500, $500-$1,500 and more than $1,500. There are a variety of wishes to match your interests with community need, including some focused-on youth programs, the environment, downtown development, education and more.

“Over the past year, we have been amazed by the community’s response to the pandemic and the area’s growing needs. Everyone came together to support their neighbors and local nonprofits. The effects of COVID-19 are still continuing to impact Oceana’s organizations and they need your help to relieve some budget shortfalls to best serve their clients,” said CEO Tammy Carey.

In 2020, over $40,000 was raised through the CFOC wish lists! Wishes are available for nearly every town, school, cause, and focus – find one that is perfect for you or someone you know. Checking out and sharing the wish lists can make a nonprofit’s holiday season! 

To support wishes from your donor advised fund at the Foundation, we can make a grant directly to the nonprofit(s). You can also reach out to our staff to guide support of multiple wishes, with a pass-through gift to the Foundation. Or, you can contact the nonprofit directly and share that you found their wish posted on the Foundation’s Wish Lists. The Foundation updates the lists as wishes are funded.

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The Community Foundation for Oceana County envisions an Oceana where everyone has access to resources to thrive. It receives and manages contributions from people and organizations and has provided nearly $8 million in grants and scholarships back to the community since 1989. More information can be obtained by calling the Foundation office at 231-869-3377, logging onto, or following the Facebook page.