Application Process

To begin the application process, contact Kendra Kempf at (989) 755-0545.


The foundation staff will review your proposed project for eligibility, as well as answer your questions. Appropriate programs will be assigned a grant number, which must be included on your application.


Once your full proposal is received, SCF will conduct a comprehensive review. Applications are reviewed by a committee for consideration. Committee members will make a recommendation to the foundation’s board of directors to approve the proposal as it stands; approve the proposal with possible alterations or contingencies; postpone the proposal; or decline funding.


Grants usually do not support operating budgets, basic municipal services, basic educational functions, endowment campaigns, previously incurred debt and sectarian religious programs.


Low priority is given to requests for travel for groups such as school classes, clubs or sports teams.


The foundation does not give grants to individuals, including requests for utility payments and food.