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
$9 million
Current Assets
$2.6 million
Grants & Scholarship 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

We’re Hiring!

We are pleased to announce two immediate job openings at the Shiawassee Community Foundation: a bookkeeper and an administrative assistant. Both positions are part-time, located at our office in downtown Owosso. All applications must be submitted through our job postings […]

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 […]

Announcing Our 2019 Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to our 2019 scholarship winners! With over 2,250 applications from 213 students, it was a competitive year for these awards. The selection committees worked hard to review every application using our new online system, AwardSpring. Our second annual Scholarship […]

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