Grant Awards for 2019 Announced

Spring isn’t just for scholarships . . . this is also our grant season! This year we are awarding 23 grants totaling $39,897 to local organizations for programs that benefit Shiawassee County.

These grants are made available from several different funds held in endowment here at the Shiawassee Community Foundation. The grant funds were started by people who wanted to leave a meaningful legacy for their community. If one of these causes is important to you, consider donating to that fund! Every little bit helps us do more to improve the quality of life for you and your neighbors . . . For Good. For Ever.

Please join us in congratulating these grant award winners:

Alford & Alice Emmert Youth Fund
Looking Glass Community Outreach
$1,475 for the Book Partners program

The Ryan Jones Memorial Fund
Shiawassee Humane Society
$750 to provide safe, humane treatment options for cats

Community Cats of Owosso
$750 for Trap/Neuter/Release program

Memorial Healthcare Foundation Community Health & Education Fund
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee
$5,000 to support the operating budget

Shiawassee Family YMCA
$4,590 to help families participate in YMCA programming

Muscular Dystrophy Association
$4,000 for local youth to attend MDA summer camp at no cost

Shiawassee County Health Department
$4,999 for the Period of Purple Crying Program

PFC Shane W. Cantu Memorial Fund
American Legion Post 57
$2,765 for roof replacement

Montgomery Family Fund
Village of Bancroft
$869 for park playground renovation

Playground Restoration & Maintenance Fund
DeVries Nature Conservancy
$1,610 for playground upgrade

Mackenzie L. Watts Memorial Fund
Inland Lakes Schools
$1,100 for an AED unit

Shiawassee Family YMCA
$1,300 for an AED unit

Russell & Annabelle Woodard Family Fund
Byron Area Schools
$1,000 for Byron Park playground equipment

Village of Bancroft
$339 for park playground renovation

Debra Wegman Memorial Fund
Shiawassee Family YMCA
$525 for soccer equipment for children ages 2-12

Youth Advisory Council W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fund
The ARC Mid-Michigan
$1,075 for Summer Day Camp 2019

Shiawassee Goodfellows
$1,000 for the Wrap a Child in Warmth program

Action for Child Care
$1,500 for the Sleeping Safely in Shiawassee County program

The Salvation Army Owosso Citadel Corps
$750 Summer Day Camp 2019

Looking Glass Community Outreach
$500 for the Book Partners program

Shiawassee Family YMCA
$1,000 for the There’s a Y for Every Family program

Capital Area Community Services
$2,000 for Walk for Warmth

Byron Area High School Student Council
$1,000 for a Bottle Filler station

Donations of any size are always welcome! You may contribute to any of our grant funds by clicking here or by calling (989) 725-1093. Checks made payable to Shiawassee Community Foundation may be mailed to P.O. Box 753, Owosso, MI 48867.