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

SCF Welcomes 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 […]

SCF Celebrates 44 Years

February 7, 2018 marks the 44th anniversary of the Shiawassee Community Foundation. Originally named the Shiawassee Foundation, SCF started in 1974 with $5 and a vision to “contribute to the well-being of the residents” of Shiawassee County. Since that time, […]

Joseph Odenbaugh sitting in a recliner

“Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time”

When Joe Odenbaugh was diagnosed with ALS—also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease—his doctor knew time was of the essence. Fortunately, she also knew about the Ryan Jones Memorial Fund at the Shiawassee Community Foundation. Joe applied to this fund and […]

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