Community Foundation for Oceana County


The Foundation is a partner with generous people who want to enhance the quality of life for our citizens, granting over $3.6 million since 1989. We will listen and learn what you as a donor like and care about and we will help you make your hopes & dreams for Oceana County happen. We know the local needs and build community assets with you to support Oceana.

Executive Director, Tammy Carey, provides all donor development, grant/scholarship servicing, board development and community leadership responsibilities. The Foundation is 26 years old and has assets close to $10 million dollars, granting $3.6 million since inception and has grown by 450% in asset size and added over 95 funds in the last 10 years. The Foundation recently joined the Michigan Community Leadership Network with 8 other Community Foundations to learn more about leveraging community resources around urgent needs and issues. A full list of our named funds, awarded grants and trustees can be found on our web site –

The Foundation is engaged in a county-wide college readiness program, having received multiple grants from Michigan College Access Network to support the initiative. We are responsible for leading the collective effort and for writing multiple grants & successfully raised match funding. This network just began program implementation and the Foundation continues to serve as the Network’s fiscal agent.

The Foundation also serves the community by acting as the fiscal agent for capital or community projects. This may also include consulting services towards developing fundraising plans, evaluating business plans, writing grants and making connections to community donors.

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