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 Durand St. Mary Knights of Columbus Council 7955 received an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on Friday, June 22, 2018 to be placed at Durand St. Mary Parish Church. The AED was provided through a grant from the Mackenzie L. Watts […]
When the Shiawassee Community Foundation was invited to be on the radio, Executive Director Carol Soule didn’t hesitate. “I thought it would be an interesting and new way to share what the Foundation is all about,” she said. The Owosso […]
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 […]