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.
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
The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) made its annual grant awards on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The group, which is composed of middle school and high school students from all over Shiawassee County, reviewed applications from local schools and non-profit organizations […]
Four hundred people gathered at D’Mar Banquet Center in Owosso on Monday, May 14 to celebrate the announcement of the 2018 Shiawassee Community Foundation scholarship winners. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $4,000 were awarded to 121 students from across Shiawassee […]
When Kelly Schluckebier was president of the Youth Advisory Council, she probably wasn’t thinking about how that experience would shape her future career. But looking back, it’s clear that her six years as a YACer helped her develop the skills she […]