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

Please Welcome Our New Director

Big News! Our long-time Executive Director, Carol Soule, is retiring at the end of the year. Please join us in bidding her a fond farewell and welcoming our new director, Kimberly Renwick. Kim was born and raised in Shiawassee County […]

Our #GivingTuesday Project

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of Giving Tuesday? This is a day of giving back that kicks off the charitable season, and it happens the Tuesday after Thanksgiving every year. For #GivingTuesday this […]

Scarlett Family Honors Larry Arendt

A new scholarship has been added to the Bill and Kay Scarlett Family Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Shiawassee Community Foundation in memory of Lawrence “Larry” Arendt, who passed away at the age of 60 on Sep. 29, 2018. Larry […]

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