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 three important constituencies:

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Nonprofits

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Corporate Partners

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Scholarship Opportunities

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Latest News

Great Lakes Bay Community Resource Association Scholarship

Great Lakes Bay Community Resource Association (GLBCRA) was established in May 2023 by Archia and Otis Jackson, II. GLBCRA is dedicated to improving health outcomes for...

COOPSTRONG Scholarship

Cooper Wobio graduated with the Class of 2021 from Heritage High School. He began taking classes toward a degree in Welding Technology at Delta College. He worked at...

2023 Community Improvement Initiative Grant Recipient: Saginaw STEM

A program geared for students in grades K-12 that brings learning opportunities and activities centered around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is getting...

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

The A. Wlock and E. Woodruff Scholarship was created by Emilee Woodruff and Autumn Wlock’s family and the W2 Foundation in loving memory of Emilee and Autumn. Emilee...

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...

Inner Circle

The Inner Circle program publicly recognizes and honors individuals and corporations who provide additional operational support to the foundation. When you become an Inner Circle sponsor, your contribution provides critical operational support that enables us to effectively communicate with donors and prospects, as well as expose our staff to opportunities that help them better lead our community. Become a member of our Inner Circle.

Friend’s Circle

1st State Bank
Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC
Ascension St. Mary’s
Bierlein Companies Foundation
Consumers Energy
Covenant HealthCare
Duperon Corporation
Fabiano Brothers, Inc.
Frankenmuth Cheese Haus
Garber Management Group
The Iles Schropp Group/Merrill
Michigan Sugar Company
Rehmann
Saginaw Valley State University
Shaheen Development
Simoni Systems, Inc.
Spence Brothers
Tri-Star Trust
Wildfire Credit Union
The Wirt-Rivette Group
Warner Norcross + Judd
Wolgast Corporation
Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

President’s Circle

Chairman’s Circle