SCF Community Improvement Initiative 2023 – Michigan

The Saginaw Community Foundation is seeking applications for its 2023 Community Improvement Initiative.

Donor Name: Saginaw Community Foundation

State: Michigan

County: Saginaw County (MI)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 04/01/2023

Size of the Grant: up to $30,000


While this program is open to all applications that address community needs, a priority will be given to projects with a focus on diversity, equity, and/or inclusion.

  • Diversity – A community that appreciates and celebrates the unique differences that make us who they are.
  • Equity – A community that provides equitable access to opportunities and elimination of barriers to participation.
  • Inclusion – A community in which everyone is invited, has a sense of belonging, is heard and understood, is valued for their authentic self, and feels safe and secure.

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.

Funding Information

  • The Board of Directors’ Community Improvement Initiative, an SCF competitive grant program, will award up to $30,000 to one project in 2023.
  • 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.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, as well as individuals, community groups, neighborhoods, businesses and youth groups as long as SCF or another nonprofit is used as the fiscal sponsor.

For more information, visit SCF.