To enrich the quality of life in the Shiawassee County region by building sustainable funds from a wide range of donors to fund emerging community needs. For Good. For Ever.

Who We Are

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.

The community foundation is governed by a board of directors and is subject to the rules and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Michigan.  The community foundation is in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The Shiawassee Community Foundation stands together with our community and is committed to supporting work that provides equity and inclusion for all. We are committed to promoting acceptance, inclusiveness, and cultural competence in our practices for governance and administration, community leadership, grantmaking, philanthropic services, and personnel and employment policies. We pledge to work diligently with our partners – donors, nonprofits, and other organizations, to promote positive change and to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion within our community.


Kimberly Renwick, Executive Director

Lora Phelps, YAC Advisor & Creative Assistant

Denise Poirier, Administrative Assistant




YAC Executive Committee:

Marisa Rose, President
Grace O’Neill, Vice President
Claire Ardelean, Secretary
Calena Stevens, Treasurer


Patrick A. Wegman, II, Chair/President

Tricia Murphy-Alderman, Vice President

Bruce Wenzlick, Treasurer

Cathy Stevenson, Secretary

Dr. Julie Creighton-Sovis

Kevin Davis

Barb Holland

Jackie Hurd

Brent Jones

Donald Levi

Ruthann Liagre

Bryan Marks

Glen Merkel