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
$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

YAC Kickoff Meeting

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is holding a new member orientation on Sunday, September 25, 5:00-6:00 p.m. at DeVries Nature Conservancy in Owosso. The YAC accepts students aged 12-21 who live or attend school in Shiawassee County (including Chesaning and […]

Free workshops offered

Did you know Pathyways Adult Education offers FREE workshops to learn about all they have to offer? Check out the flyer for more information.

Scholarship to honor local student

The Brittany Buchholz Memorial Scholarship Fund reached endowed status at the Shiawassee Community Foundation this year and will be included in scholarship cycle. In 2019, the Brittany Buchholz Memorial Scholarship Fund was opened by Jacqueline Rhine (friend) and Mary Buchholz […]

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