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St. Charles Community Foundation Scholarship

23

Apr

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Established in 2015, the St. Charles Community Foundation Scholarship will provide an opportunity for St. Charles High School graduating seniors to advance their post-graduate training. The scholarship will offer tuition-only support for as many senior graduates from St. Charles High School as can be monetarily funded.  

Saginaw Community Foundation grants $521,659 in first quarter 2015

26

Mar

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The Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF) granted $521,659.10 in the first quarter of 2015, supporting 47 programs and projects via its administrative and competitive grant processes.   “We strive to grant funds to support programs that will truly make a difference in our communities,” said Reneé Johnston, president and CEO of the foundation. “Every person who

President’s Report • Spring 2015

06

Mar

Posted in Blog, Cornerstone Newsletter
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  An amazing start Often times, at the beginning of a new year, people ask, “I wonder what this year has in store?” After an amazing 2014 at the Saginaw Community Foundation, I’m asking, “what’s in store for us this year?” It’s hard to top a $7 million gift, but then again, maybe not. The

Enriching education in our communities

05

Mar

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$220,116.84 granted to area teachers since 1991 Created in 1991, Saginaw Community Foundation’s Grants for Excellence teacher mini-grant program was established by and initially funded by the King Family Fund and the Wickson-Link Foundation. This mini-grant program provides a source of funding for unique, creative educational initiatives and projects not currently supported by schools’ budgets

IRA Charitable Rollover Update

12

Dec

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From the Council on Foundations House Fails to Make Charitable Extenders Permanent While this vote failed and the IRA charitable rollover has not yet been passed into law for 2014, there is still hope that the Senate will pass the 1-year retroactive extension passed a few weeks ago by the House. We will alert you

The Bridge to College Scholarship

25

Nov

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The Bridge to College Scholarship is a chance for past college advisors at Saginaw High School to give back to the school that gave so much to them. Through this scholarship, we hope to encourage the mindset that going to college is not just a means for getting out of your community, but a path

Update on the IRA Charitable Rollover

19

Nov

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Since 2006, individuals have been allowed to donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs to charities without having to record the distribution as taxable income. Individuals are able to begin taking distributions as early as age 59-1/2, but are required by federal law to begin taking them at age 70-1/2. Each year since 2006, the

Year-end giving

18

Nov

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Charitable Giving Means Generous Tax Savings for You From Raymond James & Associates, Inc.   For many, giving back is a priority. Giving creates a positive change in people, institutions and communities. Plus it makes us feel good to know we can do our part to make our world a little better place for future

Ten Tips on Getting Started as a Donor

18

Nov

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If you are looking to get involved as a donor and do not know how to start, here are ten helpful tips:   #1: Start with a local umbrella organization, like the Saginaw Community Foundation. Rather than focus on one cause, we support many causes, agencies and initiatives across the county and help match donors to

National Philanthropy Day 2014

14

Nov

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On November 10, 2014, the Mid-Michigan Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honored local individuals, foundations and businesses by presenting awards as part of National Philanthropy Day.   National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in

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