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It Takes a Village: Lawnchair Film Festival

22

Jun

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For the past 14 years, hundreds if not thousands of folks have been gathering in a parking lot in Old Town Saginaw on Sunday evenings during the summer. They bring blankets, chairs and even an occasional sofa to enjoy movies projected on a screen attached to the side of a building. The free event: The

It Takes a Village: Angels Among Us, Inc.

22

Jun

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From a national perspective, most municipal animal shelters no longer have the means or the readiness to support the persistently high number of felines arriving at their facilities. Locally here in Saginaw County, our animal control shelter shares in these statistics. Annually, Saginaw County Animal Control Center admits more felines than they can humanely house

It Takes a Village: Hartley Outdoor Education Center

22

Jun

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The sounds. The woods. The wildlife. A simple mention of the name “Hartley” brings a smile to most faces with the memories of a first trip to the wooded outdoor education center located in St. Charles during elementary school.   “If you were a student in Saginaw County, coming to Hartley was an iconic part

It Takes a Village: Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy

22

Jun

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Imagine easily accessible kayak and canoe launches, woodland trails, and regularly programmed events for youth to play and learn in nature, all integrated into existing urban environments. A grant awarded last year to the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy for its Outdoor Urban Recreation (O.U.R.) Saginaw hopes to transform vacant, neglected, or under-utilized spaces into portals

Joe Hodson Memorial Scholarship

11

May

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Biography to come.          

Dennis A. Miner Scholarship

21

Apr

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Dennis A Miner dedicated his life’s work to children. Dennis began his career in teaching and later served as principal at Shields Elementary School for 36 years until his retirement in 2010. He was deeply respected and admired by colleagues, and his students knew that he cared for each of them. “Denny” will always be

Robert Dale Urbain Memorial Scholarship

10

Apr

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The Robert Dale Urbain Memorial Scholarship was established by his friends and family in remembrance of Rob’s passion for education and the giving life he embodied. The recipient of this scholarship will have a passion for education and be a graduate of St. Charles Community Schools.   Robert Dale Urbain grew up in St. Charles,

Saginaw Community Foundation grants $237,625 in 1st Quarter 2017

28

Mar

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Between Jan. 13 – Mar. 17, 2017, Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF) granted $237,624.62 supporting 30 programs and projects via its designated, donor advised and competitive grant processes.   Organizations interested in applying for a grant through SCF can learn more at our Grants page, or contact Kendra Kempf, program officer, at (989) 755-0545 or via

Saginaw Community Foundation grants $863,443 in latest grant cycle

28

Mar

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Between June 11 – Dec. 16, 2016, Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF) granted $863,443.38 supporting 70 programs and projects via its designated, donor advised and competitive grant processes.   Organizations interested in applying for a grant through SCF can learn more at our Grants page, or contact Kendra Kempf, program officer, at (989) 755-0545 or via

The Nature Conservancy Awarded 2016 CII Grant for Riverfront Park

06

Feb

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Approximately 334 Acres to Enhance Urban Recreational Opportunities   RACER Trust RACER and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) have executed an exclusive option agreement for the transfer of just over 334 acres of former industrial property along the west bank of the Saginaw River, to be used for nature-based, passive recreation activities and

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