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
$12+ million
Current Assets
$5+ 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

Celebrating Generosity: Dutch & Rita Bouwman Receives “Community Cares” Award

As we mark our 50th anniversary at the Shiawassee Community Foundation, it was with great joy and admiration that we presented the inaugural “Community Cares” award to Dutch and Rita Bouwman. This award is a testament to Rita’s outstanding dedication […]

Join Us in Celebrating 50 Years!

Hello! We’re thrilled to extend a heartfelt invitation to join us in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Shiawassee Community Foundation with a vibrant display of love and support. As we celebrate this milestone, we aim to fill our window […]

Shiawassee Community Foundation 2024 Scholarship Awards Night

The Shiawassee Community Foundation recently hosted its Scholarship Awards Night at the Owosso High School Auditorium on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, commemorating five decades of impactful giving within our community. This milestone event brought together nearly 300 guests to honor […]

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