by Kim Renwick, SCF executive director

   The Shiawassee Community Foundation (SCF) recently completed its scholarship application decision making process and awardees were announced online, at, on Thursday, April 16.

   Most grant applications are now closed and being processed and reviewed for approval and distribution. Any organization wanting to check on an application may email the foundation at

   Our board of directors is committed to assisting nonprofit organizations during this most difficult time, and the Foundation continues its community efforts with local leaders who are dedicated to addressing ongoing emergency community needs. Current updates regarding local assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis are also listed on our social media pages.

   Many fundraisers have been cancelled for local nonprofit entities, and donations are slowing down for most. In response to this need, a “Community Cares COVID-19” grant is now available from the Foundation’s unrestricted fund for nonprofits and charitable organizations who are struggling to survive during this crisis. This grant application can be found on our website and questions can be emailed directly to

   Initial money for this grant is coming from the Foundation. The Foundation is also accepting contributions to help support this effort. Donations to this fund can be made on our website by clicking “Donate” and following the steps through PayPal or mailing a check to the Shiawassee Community Foundation and writing “Community Cares COVID-19” in the bottom memo line. The mailing address is P.O. Box 753, Owosso, MI 48867.

   “All of us at the Foundation truly believe that together, we can support our community and the nonprofits that have so generously committed their time and talents to serve us. Shiawassee County is a giving community and the residents of our county are truly blessed to have so many heroes stepping up during this crisis,” stated Kim Renwick.

   For further information or any questions, please contact Kim Renwick, executive director of the Shiawassee Community Foundation, at

Shiawassee Community Foundation Updates was last modified: April 18th, 2020 by Karen Elford