April 23, 2021

Saginaw Community Foundation grants $390,093.96 during 1st quarter of 2021

Between Jan. 1 – Apr. 8, 2021, Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF) granted $390,093.96 supporting 32 programs and projects via its designated, donor advised and competitive grant processes. Continue reading for a listing of grant recipients.


Organizations interested in applying for a grant through SCF can learn more at our Grants page, or contact Kendra Kempf, program officer, via email. Remaining application deadlines for SCF’s competitive grants in 2021 are May 1, Aug. 1, and Nov. 1.



The following SCF funds provided designated and donor advised (non-competitive) grants, Jan. 1 – Apr. 8, 2021:



Curry Stewardship Fund – $4,000

Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network – $3,000
Power of Dad – $1,000



Dow CommunityGives – $1,000

Saginaw Township Community Schools – Drama Program



Leo C. Eckenswiller Trust Fund – $2,500

Covenant HealthCare Foundation – Mary Free Bed



SCF Emergency Relief Fund– $33,962.96

Saginaw County Department of Public Health “Minority Health Vaccinate Confidence Initiative” – $30,000
YMCA of Saginaw “Milk Cooler” – $3,962.96



Hemlock Semiconductor Community and Regional Empowerment (CARE) Fund – $51,750

CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region “Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)” – $12,000
Girls on the Run/URR “Support for programming, scholarships, and COVID impact” – $15,000
Hartley Outdoor Education Center “Outdoor Classroom” – $12,000
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum/SVSU “Community Read: Great Lakes Bay Region” – $4,750
Saginaw Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity “ReStore Saginaw Box Truck Purchase” – $8,000



Nexteer Community Improvement Fund – $22,050

Buena Vista Township Fire Department “New supply of fire hose” – $4,050
Great Lakes Bay Foundation “STEM Access and Equity Mini Grants” – $15,000
Sheriff Support Divisions Association of Saginaw County “Saginaw Area Posse Group – Training” – $3,000



Nexteer Steering the Future Fund – $5,000

Camp Fish Tale “Camperships” – $2,500
Saginaw Valley State University “Understanding Self-Efficacy and Persistence for STEM Education in Underrepresented Middle School Students” – $2,500



Saginaw Leadership Cares – $5,900

READ Association



Robert E. Stark & Martin H. Stark Foundation Fund – $3,000

The Ezekiel Project – $2,000
Special Olympics Michigan Area 22 – $1,000



Charles G. & Mary Straebel Thomas Family Fund – $7,000

Emmaus House – $1,500
Health Source for Recreational Therapy – $250
Major Chords for Minors – $250
Old Town Christian Outreach Center – $2,750
READ Association – $1,000
Saginaw Public Libraries – $1,000




The following organizations received grants to support programs/projects via various competitive grants available through SCF:



CAN Council –$25,000

($16,261 from the At-Risk Youth Fund; $8,739 the Lulah C. McMullen & Family Endowment Fund)
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)



City of Light –$2,500

(from the YWCA Fund for Women and Children Fund)
Summer Youth Program



Friends of Hoyt Park – $10,931

(from the Healthy Communities Fund)
4-wheeler with front plow



Girls on the Run/URR – $8,500

($6,000 from the Healthy Youth & Healthy Seniors Endowment Fund; $2,500 from the YWCA Fund for Women and Children Fund)
Girls on the Run program support



Mustard Seed Shelter – $15,000

($13,000 the Lulah C. McMullen & Family Endowment Fund; $2,000 from the Kennett Women’s Fund)
Mustard Seed Shelter support



PartnerShift Network – $17,000

(from the Carl Werth, Sr. & Ruth Werth Memorial Fund)
Crisis Recovery to Self-Sufficiency support 2021-2022



Saginaw Art Museum – $20,000

($19,050 from the SCF Unrestricted Fund; $950 from the Saginaw Community Arts Fund)
Creation of E.I. Couse Gallery at the Saginaw Art Museum



Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy – $30,000

(from the from the Healthy Communities Fund)
Garden Project



Saginaw Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity – $35,000

($34,386 from the Lulah C. McMullen & Family Endowment Fund; $614 from the Neighborhood Revitalization Fund)
Home Repairs



Thomas Township Parks Association – $50,000

(from the Healthy Communities Fund)
Thomas Township Nature Center Phase II



Youth First (SCF) – $40,000

($18,333 from the SCF Unrestricted; $17,719 from the Arthur H. Webster Fund; $3,948 from the Saginaw County Child Development Fund)
Youth First program support