22

Dec

President’s Report

Short and sweet Wow, where did another year go? And, when is it actually going to feel like Christmas?   There’s no doubt about it, every year seems to pass by faster and faster, and 2015 was no exception.   Regardless how fast the year may have been, it’s always good to look back and

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22

Dec

SCF Impact Challenge

SCF Impact Challenge Two area nonprofits share a $30,000 award After a year-long challenge issued to participating area nonprofit agencies, the winners of the SCF Impact Challenge were announced at our annual Cornerstone Celebration on Dec. 7 at FirstMerit Bank in downtown Saginaw. READ Association of Saginaw County took home the first place award of

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31

Aug

Impactful grantmaking

  $755,049.10 granted in first two quarters of 2015 It’s been a busy and rewarding first two quarters of the year. So far in 2015, Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF) has granted $755,049.10, supporting 99 programs and projects via its administrative and competitive grant processes.   “We strive to grant funds to support programs that will

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31

Aug

Dancing champions

$11,502 raised to support SCF’s Heroes for Kids It all came down to the final dance on the final night of the 2015 Swingshift and the Stars Dance-Off for Charity competition in Bay City back in May.   Jeremiah McLaurin and Sherri Green, dancers representing SCF’s Heroes for Kids fund, were tied after the judge’s

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31

Aug

A beautiful night by the trail

Nearly 275 people gathered on a beautiful evening this past June in Thomas Township at our Annual Celebration. At the event, we honored our outstanding philanthropists and volunteers, celebrated the completion of the Thomas Township Trailhead Pavilion (the 2014 Community Improvement Initiative grant recipient) with a ribbon cutting. Project completed Last year, Saginaw Community Foundation

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31

Aug

$25,000 grant awarded

During our 2015 Annual Celebration on Tuesday, June 9 at Thomas Township Trailhead Pavilion, we announced the 2015 Community Improvement Initiative grant recipient. $25,000 was awarded to New Beginnings Enrichment Center “One Week, One Street” program. An estimated crowd of 275 people were in attendance.   The grant will help New Beginnings Enrichment Center continue

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31

Aug

President’s Report: Leadership in Saginaw

With all the great things that have happened at the Saginaw Community Foundation over the spring and summer months, I want to mention that we added a new member to the SCF team. On March 9 we welcomed Ms. Mai Lee as a member of the staff as our Executive Assistant/Office Manager. Mai, a Saginaw

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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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20

Feb

Help change a life: scholarship review volunteers needed

Each year, nearly 200 people from all walks of life volunteer to help review scholarship applications for the Saginaw Community Foundation – and you could be one of them.    Volunteers review a packet of applications and score the students in 10 different areas – such as leadership, volunteer service, extracurricular activities and essays –

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