26

Jun

It’s About Opportunity

Getting Off to a Great Start:  Scholarships for high-quality preschool benefit children in the Great Lakes Bay Region   Ken and Phyllis have been married five years and live in Saginaw. They have two children, ages 1 and 3. The family rents a small home in the city and despite Ken’s job working in a

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26

Jun

Being a Champion

Being a Champion GRANTEE: Saginaw Intermediate School District AMOUNT: $13,000   High school guidance counselors are overloaded. Reduced operating budgets in our schools have made doing more with less the status quo. Counselors help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development. Helping students adequately prepare for college is a

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26

Jun

Helping Children

Helping Children GRANTEE: CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region     AMOUNT: $50,000   Crammed onto a corner lot in the City of Saginaw, the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region occupied an undersized office building and a centuries-old two-story house separated by a small parking lot. The buildings lacked adequate security and privacy for

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26

Jun

Serving Families

Serving Families GRANTEE: Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity AMOUNT: $12,000   “You are my angels. You do the most beautiful work. You’ve changed my life … my world.” – Freeland homeowner   During the summer of 2014, Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity held its annual Neighborhood Revitalization in four areas across Saginaw County: Buena Vista Township, Birch

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26

Jun

Continuity of Care

Continuity of care GRANTEE: Covenant Healthcare AMOUNT: $4,979.64   Angela Dinninger, physical medicine and rehabilitation manager at Covenant HealthCare, had an idea and a vision. “I had an idea for an exercise program specific to our oncology patients. I was taking a class and had a project to write a grant. Upon completing the project,

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05

Jun

“The Birdman” Donald R. McGee

Donald R. McGee Memorial Scholarship Don “The Birdman” McGee was Saginaw’s first pilot, making the first flight ever over the city on August 21, 1915. He took off from Merrill that morning and 20 minutes after take-off, landed in a field near Gratiot, before resuming his flight that then carried him over the city.  

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22

May

Saginaw receives $500,000 in federal funding to reduce crime

Saginaw Partners, including members of city and state law enforcement, health and human service agency representatives, Saginaw Future representatives, community members, Saginaw Valley State University researchers and Saginaw Community Foundation representatives, will gather to announce receipt of a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)-funded Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) grant. A press conference will be held on

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26

Mar

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

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

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06

Mar

President’s Report • Spring 2015

  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

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05

Mar

Enriching education in our communities

$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

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