Fremont Area Community Foundation
Our story begins in 1951 when visionary philanthropists set out to change the future of Newaygo County forever.
Local attorney William J. Branstrom—along with Frank Gerber, Horace Loomis, Dick Pikaart, Herman Schuiteman, and Bessie Slautterback—created the Fremont Foundation in 1951. They gathered charitable funds established by people like Harry Williams and J. Andrew and Mattie Gerber and laid the ground work for a community foundation that has become one of the largest in the U.S. on a per capita basis.
We exist to enhance the quality of life for all people in Newaygo County and surrounding communities. We do this by connecting community needs with the passions of families, businesses, and individuals.
Our renewed vision and core values guide our work.
Throughout 2022, the Community Foundation worked to develop an updated strategic plan. Our process included analyzing extensive local research and seeking input from nonprofit organizations, community members, former trustees, donors, local leaders, and our affiliates and supporting organizations.
With this valuable data and feedback, we refreshed our vision and values and developed a strategic plan that will guide our continuing work in the community.
We are a catalyst for change, enhancing thriving communities through the power of philanthropy.
To enhance the quality of life for all people of Newaygo County and surrounding communities.
We build goodwill
We earn trust
We strengthen relationships
Our core values
Compassionate and collaborative leadership
Philanthropic Services AssociateCategory: Non-Profit and Social ServicesDo you love the idea of helping generous people give back? Fremont Area Community Foundation is looking for a collaborative, organized person to assist our philanthropic services team in cultivating and expanding relationships with donors, nonprofit organizations, and affiliate foundations. This person will serve as a liaison for donors and fund representatives and ensure personalized and timely ...read moreContact:Phone:(231) 924-5350Fax:(231) 924-5391
Rep/Contact InfoMaria GonzalezLindsay HagerVice President and Chief Philanthropic Services OfficerShelly KasprzyckiKathy PopeVice President and Chief Financial Officer