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
$10+ million
Current Assets
$4+ million
Grants & Scholarships 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

Nurturing Community Growth: The Impactful Role of Community Foundations

In philanthropy, community foundations, like ShiaCF, stand out as dynamic entities dedicated to catalyzing positive change at the local level. These foundations serve as linchpins for community development, channeling efforts to enhance the quality of life in specific geographic areas, […]

It’s Community Foundation Week!

The Shiawassee Community Foundation is actively participating in a nationwide celebration from November 12 to 18, 2023, to acknowledge and highlight the increasingly vital role played by community foundations in fortifying local communities and addressing pressing social issues such as […]

#shiacfshares : Mark Your Calendar!

This Giving Tuesday, we’re joining forces to make a difference in our community by collecting non-perishable food items throughout the month of November (from 11/1 to 11/30). We’re proud to support two wonderful organizations, Durand Loaves & Fishes and The […]

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