Establish a Fund

Discover Your Path to Purposeful Giving

At the Shiawassee Community Foundation (ShiaCF), we believe in the power of giving to create lasting impact. Whether you’re passionate about a specific cause, seeking to honor a loved one, or looking to leave a legacy, we offer a variety of funds designed to match your charitable goals and preferences.

Our Funds Overview

Field of Interest Fund

  • Tailored to support specific charitable interests such as arts, youth, ecology, elderly services, and more.

Designated/Agency Fund

  • Established to provide ongoing support to a designated nonprofit organization or agency.

Donor Advised Fund

Community Cares Unrestricted Fund

  • Allows flexible support to address emerging needs and enhance Shiawassee County’s quality of life.

Scholarship Fund

  • Designed to support education by funding scholarships based on criteria set by the donor.

The Power of Endowment

When you create a fund with ShiaCF, you’re investing in the future of our community through an endowment. Endowments are long-term investments where the principal remains intact, and a portion of the investment income is used for charitable purposes.

Key Features:

  • Ongoing Annual Support: Establish a reliable source of annual support for causes you care about.
  • Creating a Lasting Legacy: Make a lasting impact that extends beyond your lifetime.
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from our expertise and personalized service.

Getting Started

The minimum required to establish an Endowed Fund is $10,000, with options for smaller initial gifts approved by our board. We manage administrative fees based on fund type to ensure your contributions go further towards community impact.

Administrative fees are assessed quarterly from the income of each fund by type as follows:

Fund TypeAdministration Fee
Field of Interest and Community Cares Unrestricted Fund1.50%
Scholarship Fund2%
For a copy of our gift/fund acceptance policy, click here.
View our fundraising policy here.

Join us in transforming charitable dreams into enduring realities. Contact us today to explore how you can create a fund that aligns with your philanthropic vision.

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