It Takes a Village 2018

It takes a village – Cornerstone Annual Appeal

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When you think about your village, who do you think of?


Your neighbors. Your family. Your friends.


They are all individuals you can count on to get things done, now and in the future.


Amazing things are happening in neighborhoods and towns across the county. From Saginaw to Merrill – Freeland to St. Charles – Buena Vista to Chesaning.


This is your village.


This is your community foundation.


To continue bringing community initiatives to life in all corners of Saginaw County, your help is needed, now more than ever.








There are many passions in our village. Education of our youth, public safety, and the health and wellbeing of residents – to name a few. At Saginaw Community Foundation, we are uniquely positioned to connect donors to the causes they are most passionate about.   For 34 years, we have supported hundreds of organizations and those organizations have helped support thousands of individuals across Saginaw County. How can one organization do so much? 


We bring together the financial resources of individuals, families and local businesses to support nonprofits in our community. We act as a convener by bringing groups and individuals together to reach common goals. We’re a place where diverse interests and different voices come together to make real change happen.   It’s up to folks like you to make a difference in our village. By supporting your community foundation, you have a stake in the future of our community – neighbor helping neighbor – to make our village a better place.










Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 during our 2018 Cornerstone Campaign. With your help, gifts of any size made to the Lucy R. Allen Cornerstone Fund will become a part of our permanent operating endowment, building towards our overall goal to grow the fund to $5 million.   Once our endowment reaches $5 million, the annual financial support generated from the fund directed toward our general operations will allow us to continue to fulfill our mission as a truly sustainable institution – for good, for ever.



With your support, you make it possible for your community foundation to: 

• Convene groups and individuals together to combine resources, talents and shared visions to reach common goals – neighbor helping neighbor


• Invest in projects in our village that will generate positive social returns


• Provide grants to help fund projects and initiatives right here in Saginaw County –  a $36 million impact since 1984


• Award 400+ scholarships annually for post-secondary education


• Guide young philanthropists via FORCE, our youth advisory council


• Operate our Youth First After School Program – a resource for children and parents







It’s time to come together to support your village. Local folks helping create opportunities right here in Saginaw County. Regardless of size, all gifts are a statement of support and a belief in our mission to fulfill donor wishes and enable community initiatives to come to life, now and forever.    Donate now securely online or download a contribution form (PDF) and return via mail by Monday, December 31. 


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Community impact since 1984



Saginaw Community Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, EIN 38-2474297.