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

Now Hiring: YAC Advisor/ Creative Assistant

We’re hiring! If you’re an energetic, organized person with creative talents looking for a community-focused job, you may be our next YAC Advisor/Creative Assistant! This is a part-time position located at our office in downtown Owosso. Apply through Indeed or […]

Kyler Raffaelli Scholarship

The Shiawassee Community Foundation announces the opening of a new scholarship in memory of Kyler Raffaelli, who passed away unexpectedly on July 13, 2019. Kyler was born on October 12, 1995 to Michael and Daniele (Shafer) Raffaelli in Owosso. He graduated […]

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 […]

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