Ottawa County Impact Fund

The Ottawa County Impact Fund is an unrestricted community grant fund created by individuals who have contributed money to the Foundation for charitable uses to address the present and future needs of Ottawa County. From this endowed fund, the Foundation Board annually determines community grants from a competitive grant application process. This fund is perfect for donors who wish to make an impact in their community, but do not have a specific cause in mind.

 

 

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Socially Responsible Investing Options

Socially Responsible Investing OptionsToday, more and more people are choosing to invest based on personal values that consider both financial return and social impact. This is known as socially responsible investing (SRI). The community foundation is pleased to offer SRI options for your fund! A quick summary of socially responsible investing (SRI)In general, socially responsible investors encourage corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity. Some avoid businesses involved in alcohol, tobacco, fast food, gambling, pornography, weapons, contraception/abortion, fossil fuel production or the military. These are often summarized into three areas: environment, social justice, and corporate governance. What[...]

7 Ways to Give Back & Help Our Community

The start of a new year (and a new decade) is upon us! This is a great time to get inspired and set new goals. Perhaps one of those goals will focus on getting more involved the community or finding new nways to give back. As you dream big and make plans for 2020, consider how you and your family can serve the community together! Here are some ideas to help you get started: Donate Your TimeHelp a Child in NeedSupport Your Local FarmersDo a Random Act of Kindness for a Neighbor or Someone in NeedParticipate in Fundraisers and Charity EventsVolunteer[...]