23

Sep

Saginaw Community Foundation grants $138,907 to support programs across region

Saginaw, Mich. – The Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF) granted $138,907 in the third quarter to support 20 programs and projects in the Great Lakes Bay Region 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

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19

Sep

Saginaw Community Foundation Announces Largest Single Gift Received in its 30-Year History

Saginaw Community Foundation is pleased to announce the acquisition of the largest single donation received in its 30-year history. A portion of the estate of the late Carl H., Jr. and Sandra Werth – an amount approaching nearly $7 million – will be used to establish the Carl H., Jr. and Sandra Werth Fund at

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30

Jul

Respect and pride on the East Side

                Located on Saginaw’s east side is a sports and fitness park that is a true “gem.” Established by New Life Ministries outreach program Mission in the City in 2011, the park, filling a city block at N. 6th and N. 7th Streets and Federal and Janes Avenues,

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23

Jul

Gain a higher return on your company’s charitable investments

                                            Opening a Donor Advised Fund allows your company to make a gift to Saginaw Community Foundation, and remain actively involved in suggesting uses for your gift. Here’s how it works:   • Your

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22

Jul

Seven Giving Options

Each individual, family or organization we work with has distinct charitable interests – and unique financial circumstances. We help you make the most of both, so you receive the greatest return on your community investment. Here are seven ways you can achieve the greatest good with creative giving solutions designed around you.   Outright gift

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18

Jul

10 Reasons People Choose to Give to Saginaw Community Foundation

People give for a number of reasons, all very personal to them. What motivates you? Perhaps you feel strongly about a cause. Perhaps an organization has touched your life or the lives of loved ones. Maybe you want to create a legacy and set an example that inspires others to give. Or your giving is

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26

Jun

Rise Above – The Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Exhibit

Like so many others in the late 1930s, the young black Americans who would become known as the Tuskegee Airmen were full of patriotic zeal and eager to serve in the military as WWII intensified in Europe and Asia. What set them apart was that they wanted to fight the enemy from the air as

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26

Jun

Jump starting student interest in construction trades

In the northeast corner of Saginaw, middle and high school students are getting a jump start on a career. Thanks in part to a grant we provided, The Greater Michigan Construction Academy brought its Jump Start program to the First Ward center in the summer of 2013 at no-cost to participants.   The 12-week program,

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26

Jun

Collaboration brings Saginaw artist home from UK

Currently residing in the United Kingdom, artist Edwina Jaques returned home to Saginaw in October 2013. For the first time ever, the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History and the Saginaw Art Museum collaborated to host an exhibit of Jaques’ art at both locations. “Great Lakes Bay Women” featured 90 works comprised of paintings and

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26

Jun

Double Up on fruits and vegetables

Ann Arbor-based Fair Food Network has devised a way to get nutritious, farm-fresh products on the tables of area low-income families through its Double Up Food Bucks program. Thanks to a grant from Saginaw Community Foundation, the program, available at the Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market since 2011, was able to continue during 2013.   Under

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