Welcome to The Shiawassee Community Foundation

The Shiawassee Community Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 independent public charity offering individuals and institutions a way to give back to their community. Donations made to the community foundation are accepted in any amount and may be used to either start a new fund or add to an existing fund. All donations are deductible as a charitable gift for Federal Income tax purposes.

#of Funds
$9 million
Current Assets
$2.6 million
Grants & Scholarship Awarded

What We Do

The community foundation administers over 100 unique scholarship and grant funds.  Each fund has its own purpose determined by the original founder when the fund is first established.  Scholarship and grant amounts vary from year to year.  There are several variables that the community foundation must consider when determining how much to spend annually.  The community foundation must preserve the principal balance of each endowment fund in perpetuity while at the same time generate enough investment income to award grants and scholarships.

Our Latest News

Banner Year for Scholarships

The 2017-18 scholarship cycle closed on March 9, 2018 with a record number of applications: 1,656 applications were received from 213 students. Students were able to apply to more than one fund, providing they met each fund’s eligibility criteria. With […]

A Legacy of Giving Back

How do you create a family legacy? Patrick Wegman, II took some time recently to talk with us about his decision to create a scholarship and grant fund in memory of his mother, Debra Wegman, on the 10th anniversary of […]

Welcome, New Board Members

Please join us in welcoming two new members to our board of directors: Dr. Julie Creighton and Marlene Webster. Julie is an Owosso native who received a degree in Bio Medical Science from GVSU and a medical degree from Lake […]

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