19

Jul

Saginaw Community Foundation grants $201,173.50 in latest grant cycle

    Between Mar. 11 – June 10, 2016, Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF) granted $201,173.50 supporting 95 programs and projects via its designated, donor advised and competitive grant processes.   “Every person who has supported the foundation – whether through donations, volunteering or advocacy – has helped us give much needed support to area programs.

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27

Jun

Investment Performance Update // June 27, 2016

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24

Jun

Canine Connections

Saginaw Police K9 Units provide vital public safety functions Back in 2010, illegal drug use began to skyrocket in the community of Standish, especially in the high school. With an immediate need to eradicate this growing problem, Arenac County resident Jody Wilk began to take steps to reinstate a K9 unit for the Sherriff’s Department.

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24

Jun

Child on Top of a Greenhouse

Unique experience improving literacy skills in children Thousands of people pass by a neat, well-kept two-story white house with dark gray trim every day located at 1805 Gratiot Ave. in Saginaw without even a thought of its significance. Yet contained within its walls and spilling onto the grounds surrounding it, something remarkable is happening.   

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24

Jun

Saginaw Community Writing Center

SVSU creates first community writing center in Michigan at local library According to a recent National Center for Education Statistics report, 10% of the population of Saginaw County lacks basic literacy skills, one of the highest rates in Michigan. Literacy skills are critical to helping find employment, where in Saginaw County the unemployment rate stood

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24

Jun

Saginaw Teen MOPS

Mentoring support group established for teen moms Regardless of age or experience, being a mother is demanding with unlimited challenges. These demands are magnified for teen mothers who face challenges such as security quality, reliable childcare; completing educational milestones; trying to overcome difficult living arrangements with stressed family relationships; along with other issues like loneliness,

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24

Jun

Invent Now // Camp Invention

Area school districts partner to host summer STEM camps During the summer of 2015, elementary students in Saginaw participated in the weeklong Camp Invention, an educational program of North Canton, Ohio based Invent Now, Inc. The camp is a weeklong summer program led by local teachers in over 1,300 schools nationwide. Its curricula focused on

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14

Jun

Frank N. Andersen Spirit of Philanthropy Award

B. J. Humphreys 2016 Frank N. Andersen Spirit of Philanthropy Award   Frank Anderson was passionate about giving to his community and making life better for his fellow citizens. In 1994, the Frank N. Andersen Spirit of Philanthropy award was created to honor Mr. Andersen.   The award is presented to an individual who has

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14

Jun

Joseph W. Madison Youth Award

Tyler Thiel 2016 Joseph W. Madison Youth Award Recipient   Joe Madison said it best when he said: “Everybody’s got something to give. There are so many ways to take your skills and talents and help the community.”   A longtime community volunteer, Joe spent countless hours giving back to help make Saginaw County a

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14

Jun

Dr. Mridha Teacher of the Year Award

Sara Weiss 2016 Dr. Mridha Teacher of the Year Award   The Mridha family established a foundation in 2010 to recognize and celebrate excellent teachers and to honor the members of the Mridha family who were educators. The Teacher of the Year receives a $750 grant from the Mridha Foundation that may be used for continuing

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