Community Improvement InitiativeThe Board of Directors’ Community Improvement Initiative, an SCF competitive grant program, will award up to $30,000 to one project in 2018. The projects submitted must create indelible, measurable impacts in the immediate and broader community; be supported and planned by a broad range of users; and have a clear, well-laid plan for success and sustainability.


Applications are due by April 1, 2018. One grant of $25,000 will be awarded annually. If the initial $25,000 is matched with another $25,000, the foundation will award an additional $5,000.


Before beginning your application, please contact Kendra Kempf, program officer, at (989) 755-0545 or to discuss your project and to receive a grant number.


2018 Community Improvement Initiative Timeline



Learn more


Watch this informational session packed with useful tips on how to apply and also thoughts about the types of projects that are a good match for this grant.




Past recipients:

Kingdom Builders Ministries of Michigan


The Nature Conservancy Riverfront Park


New Beginnings Enrichment Center “One Week, One Street”


Thomas Township Parks and Trails – Partnership for a Better Today


Mission in the City curriculum-driven playground



Frequently Asked Questions


Application Draft (PDF)


Writing your program narative (PDF)


Community report card (PDF)


Saginaw County Roadmap to Health Report (PDF)


The ALICE Project