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

Brittany Buchholz Scholarship Opens

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new scholarship at the Shiawassee Community Foundation: the Brittany Buchholz Memorial Scholarship Fund. Brittany was a bright young woman whose contagious love for life and others was tragically cut short by […]

How to Start a New Fund

If you’ve ever thought about opening a grant or scholarship fund with the Shiawassee Community Foundation, this brochure has all the information you need to get started!   Starting a New Fund Brochure FINAL

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 […]

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