Mission Driven to Serve Saginaw

Through grantmaking and partnerships with other local nonprofits, we have dedicated ourselves to fulfilling the charitable dreams of our donors and creating a strong and vibrant community for all people in Saginaw County.

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Founded in 1984, the Saginaw Community Foundation is mission-driven to improve the quality of life in Saginaw County by linking donor interests with the community’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities. The foundation serves four constituencies:
Donors who want to make a difference

Nonprofit organizations that provide services and programs essential in the community

Students who receive our scholarship awards to pursue post-secondary education opportunities

Individual communities within Saginaw County through effective grantmaking and leadership
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Saginaw Community Foundation is a valuable resource for the Saginaw County community, providing funding, leadership, and support for initiatives that improve the quality of life for all residents. Our programs facilitate grants and raise funds to support a wide variety of charitable purposes, including education, the arts, human services, health and welfare, and civic improvement – just to name a few. Everything we do is made possible by our generous donors.

One Application. Hundreds of Opportunities.

A single application is all it takes to potentially qualify for any of our 245+ scholarships. Scholarships available for high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, non-traditional and Career and Technical Education(CTE) students. Our appication opens on Nov. 1, 2024 and are due completed on Feb. 7, 2025.

Strengthening Neighborhoods in Saginaw

The Neighborhood Association Grant Program provides an additional resource to stimulate neighborhood-based, grassroots initiatives that seek to improve the quality of life for residents within established neighborhood associations in the City of Saginaw.

High-Skill. High-Demand. Vital.

Dreaming of Career and Technical Education training or certification? We’re here to help. We have 90+ scholarship opportunities for Career and Technical Education (CTE) training.

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Learn more about our variety of grant programs, what’s required, and how to apply.

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Great Lakes Bay Community Resource Association Scholarship

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COOPSTRONG Scholarship

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2023 Community Improvement Initiative Grant Recipient: Saginaw STEM

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Saginaw Community Foundation grants $231,725 in latest grant cycle

Between Jan. 12 – Mar. 10, 2023, Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF) granted $231,725, supporting 22 programs and projects via its designated, donor advised and...

Gary L. and Florence G. DeShano Family Scholarship

Gary and Florence DeShano both grew up in large rural families, proud to call Auburn, Mich. and later Gladwin, Mich. home. Gary and Florence founded DeShano Homes in...

Dan Liebrock Basketball Scholarship

In early February 2022, our family and community tragically lost an incredible man who was not only an athletic, school and community supporter, but a man who...

A. Wlock and E. Woodruff Scholarship

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Gerald and Inez O’Brien Scholarship

Gerald and Inez O’Brien both grew up in Saginaw County and were married for over 30 years before Gerald passed away at an early age. After graduating from high school,...

Frank Rios, Jr. Line Worker Scholarship

Before COVID-19 took Frank from us, he was a hard-working family man. Frank believed in mentoring the next generation. Whether that was inside the trade of linework,...

Dr. Scott Amman Memorial Scholarship

Scott A. Amman, PhD, was raised in Chesaning, Mich. and graduated from Chesaning High School. Upon graduation, Scott entered college at Michigan Technological...

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