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Fremont Area Community Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The mission of foundation is to improve the quality of life in Newaygo County. We represent a place to experience philanthropy and will nurture a community culture of giving through enduring and meaningful relationships with partners. Through strategic community alliances we will make a mark in our community toward achieving excellence in five areas: 1) a nonprofit sector working towards positive evidence-based outcomes; 2) a continuum of effective educational systems; 3) a sustainable local economy; 4) preservation and promotion of our natural resources; and 5) shift poverty to empowerment through revitalized community values and connections.


Incorporated in 1951 in MI as private foundation; became a community foundation in 1972 - The foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the nation on a per capita basis, serving a population of 48,000 in Newaygo County. The affiliate foundations of Lake, Mecosta and Osceola Counties serve an additional 78,000. Total assets of the foundation, affiliates and supporting organizations are $229 million. In 2014, the FACF Board of Trustees approved grants of $8.4 million to nonprofit agencies within Newaygo, Lake, Mecosta & Osceola Counties. The foundation offices are located in the rural City of Fremont in Newaygo County, MI. The City of Fremont is known to many as the "Baby Food Capital of the World" and home to Nestle/Gerber. Today, the foundation manages more than 550 funds, including two supporting organizations and three geographic affiliate foundations


Fremont Area Community Foundation

Community foundation




4424 W 48th St Fremont, MI United States 49412

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