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.
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
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 […]
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 […]
We are pleased to announce the opening of our 2018-19 grant and scholarship cycles! Students can now apply for 80 different scholarships for college, trade school, or graduate school through our online application system. The new process will allow students […]