April 22, 2020

Saginaw Community Foundation Receives Consumers Energy Foundation Grant

Saginaw Community Foundation has received a $10,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation to support Saginaw Community Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund addressing local response efforts surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.


The grant was approved by the Board of Directors of the Consumers Energy Foundation as part of its COVID-19 relief efforts in recognition of the critically important role Saginaw Community Foundation is playing to support nonprofits in Saginaw County struggling with the impacts of the novel coronavirus.


“The Consumers Energy Foundation is focusing on assisting nonprofits across Michigan that are providing critical programs and services for Michigan’s children, vulnerable seniors and neighbors in need during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Carolyn Bloodworth, secretary/treasurer, Consumers Energy Foundation. “We felt strongly that supporting the Saginaw Community Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund to address the needs of the community during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak was an important part of our response.”


Currently, the Saginaw Community Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund is being utilized to support a broad variety of programs already underway across Saginaw County including to provide food for school students and children in our community, as well as to provide supplies for childcare/daycare facilities.


“We are grateful for the grant support provided by the Consumers Energy Foundation and its continued commitment to our community and other communities across Michigan,” said Reneé Johnston, president and CEO, Saginaw Community Foundation. “The Saginaw Community Foundation anticipates additional needs in our community will require assistance and the Emergency Relief Fund will be able to help provide flexible resources to organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the outbreak.”


The Saginaw Community Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund is designed to complement the community’s current efforts and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible. The Saginaw Community Foundation is in communication with our community partners across Saginaw County to define these needs and provide a rapid response as needed to area nonprofit agencies and local government entities.