Albrecht Field Endowment

The purpose of the Albrecht Field Endowment is to support improvements, general maintenances and enhancements to Sandusky Community Schools’ Albrecht Field.

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Blue Water Center For Independent Living Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to provide support to the Blue Water Center For Independent Living to assist in carrying out its role and mission in the community.

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Blue Water Habitat For Humanity “Power” Fund

This fund supports the efforts of the Blue Water Habitat for Humanity in fulfilling their mission as well as supporting their special programs and projects throughout the Blue Water area.

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Cass City Promise Endowment Fund

The Cass City Promise strives to stimulate the community by creating a culture and financial support for postsecondary education (college or trade school) for all Cass City High School graduates. Components of the Promise include both a Children’s Savings Account (Red Hawk Nest Egg) and Scholarship (Red Hawk Flight). All gifts given here will be added to the Cass City Promise and will be used to sustain the program, its purpose, and some student incentives.

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Community Endowment Fund

The Community Endowment Fund is a collection of permanent, undesignated (or broadly directed) endowment funds, the income from which supports annual grants for the enrichment of local communities. Donors to the Community Enrichment Fund understand that this is a permanent and flexible way to ensure their donations are used where the needs and opportunities are greatest.

All donations received by the Sanilac County Community Foundation that are not designated for a particular fund, are placed into the Community Endowment Fund. The funds are then used to support grants that improve and enrich the lives of County residents. Grants are distributed 2 times per year. More information can be found on our Grants page.

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Croswell Boy Scouts Fund

This fund is intended to generate public support for the special programs, projects, and operations of the Croswell Boy Scouts.

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Deckerville Community Hospital Endowment Fund

Continuous improvement of community health care was a motivating factor for the Board of Directors of Deckerville Community Hospital when they established this fund in December of 1998. By establishing a perpetual endowment for the hospital, earnings are returned to ensure community health care.

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Dr. Andrew J. Hull Cross Country Fund

The Dr. Andrew J. Hull Fund was established in March of 2021 to honor his legacy as a strong supporter of the Sandusky Cross Country Team. Drew, as he was called by his friends, was a 1978 graduate of Sandusky High School and a member of the Cross Country team with Coach Wayne Roberts. Throughout his life, he remained close with his classmates and hometown friend and became a strong supporter of the Cross Country Club mostly as an anonymous donor who supplied their basic needs. His friends want to continue his legacy by establishing this fund and creating lasting support for this cause while honoring the life of their forever friend.

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Emergency Assistance Fund

For those in of you who are looking for a way to support our local non-profits as they provide extra services during this time, the Foundation is providing a centralized place for giving that will guarantee that 100 percent of funds raised will be used locally in response to the coronavirus. This Emergency Assistance Fund will help support the organizations caring for and assisting vulnerable populations throughout Sanilac County as we navigate these unprecedented times. One hundred percent of all funds will be distributed for coronavirus relief with no administrative fees. Funds will be released on a rolling basis throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis.

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Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan Endowment

Fund established to help support the Girl Scouts – Michigan Waterways Council, Inc.

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Imagination Library of Sanilac County Fund

We are partnering with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to provide FREE books to every child in Sanilac County from birth through age 5. Register children will receive an age-appropriate book mailed directly to them every month. This fund supports those efforts.

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Marlette Community Schools Endowment

In the future, teachers will be able to apply for education grants. These education grants are designed to enhance classroom instruction, through the implementation of new curriculum and/or programs.

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Marlette Historical Society/Depot Museum Fund

This fund was established to provide preservation and mission-related support for the Marlette Historical Society/Depot Museum.

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Marlette Pool & Parks Project Fund

The Friends of the Marlette Pool & Parks are on a mission to rebuild and restore the Marlette Pool so it can be used for generations to come. All gifts given here will be added to the fund used to accomplish this task.

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McKenzie Health System COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

The financial effects of COVID-19 on our local healthcare organizations include not only increased costs in preparing for patient care, but also a significant loss of revenue due to restricted services and appointment cancellations. The health and safety of our patients, healthcare workers, and community is our top priority and we will remain true to our mission. We are extremely grateful to have our community’s support alongside us in the effort. On behalf of our courageous caregivers, our McKenzie Foundation, and our Board, we thank you for all the ways you might join us in this special chapter of care.

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McKenzie Memorial Hospital Endowment Fund

During their 1998 Capital Campaign, the Development Council recognized the need for creating a permanent endowment with the Foundation, as part of their continuous donor development. Individuals are able to donate to McKenzie Memorial Hospital and are eligible for additional tax credits. Proceeds from the fund are distributed at the discretion of the Hospital Board of Trustees.

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Philomena Falls Endowment for Beta Tau

The purpose of this fund is to provide support to Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Tau to carry out its role and mission.

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Purl L. and Helen B. Wark Fund

The Purl L. and Helen B. Wark fund was formed for the support and benefit of the Croswell-Lexington Athletic Department Track and Field events. This permanently endowed fund provides support for the Track, Field, and Cross Country programs as well as to purchase equipment for these sports.

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Sandusky District Library Endowment

The purpose of the Sandusky District Library Fund is to perpetually provide financial support for the mission of the Sandusky District Library, its operations, and programs. This fund was established by Colleen Buskirk as a tribute to her love of reading and this community’s greatest literary asset.

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Sanilac Area Violence Elimination Council Fund

This fund was established to provide mission-related support for the Sanilac Area Violence Elimination Council. The fund was established in recognition of the SAVE Council’s 20 years of service in Sanilac County. The SAVE Council directly oversees the operation of EVAS Place, Sanilac County’s only domestic violence shelter designated for women and children. The council also provides the community with prevention education.

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Sanilac Backpack Fund

The Sanilac Backpack Fund was established to help in the efforts of local individuals to make sure that no student spends the weekend hungry. The fund will grant out in support of weekend food backpack programs county-wide on an annual basis. These weekend backpack programs provide a backpack every weekend during the school year to students who may not have a secure food source. Each backpack is assembled locally by volunteers and cost approximately $100 per year, per student. It is a combined effort of several area schools, churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals.

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Sanilac County Blood Bank Endowment Fund

Established in 1997 by the Red Cross Chapter of Sanilac County, this fund was organized to perpetuate the wishes of various donors that Red Cross services, specifically the Blood Bank services, remain in Sanilac County. Distributions from these earnings go toward promotional and maintenance programs for blood donations.

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Sanilac County Child Abuse Prevention Council Fund

The prevention of child abuse requires continuous education. The Sanilac County Child Abuse Prevention Council (SCCAPC) promotes the safe and healthy development of children and families through community education and development. SCCAPC acknowledges that by being a part of the Sanilac County Community Foundation, additional funds can be directed toward their program. This fund was founded in April of 2002 through vision and caring on the part of the SCCAPC Council.

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Sanilac County Historical Society Fund

Keeping history alive, especially the history of Sanilac County, is the goal of the founders of this fund. Acting to provide leverage with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Challenge of 1996, proceeds are directed for use at the Sanilac County Museum in Port Sanilac.

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Sanilac County United Way Endowment

The local chapter of the United Way had an endowed fund that they transferred to the Sanilac County Community Foundation for “safe keeping”. The fund has been invested for a perpetual source of revenues generated from the interest of the original investment. These proceeds go toward supporting the local United Way cause.

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Sanilac Rescue Mission

The Sanilac Rescue Mission is a combined effort of several area churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals who believe in providing shelter with a purpose.
“Radical hospitality for those in need in Sanilac County.”

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Sefton-Leggett Legacy Fund – Sheriff’s Department Support

Gary & Donna Sefton and Paul & Faye Leggett believed strongly in the value of hard work, community, generosity and partnership. Their mission through this Legacy Fund is to afford designated Sanilac County organizations/institutions or individuals an opportunity to receive financial assistance for the benefit of all in the community. In the spirit of this mission, the Legacy Fund will support the Sanilac County Sheriff’s office by assisting with grant matches, scholarships, equipment, or specialized training to support the good work of the Sheriff’s Office in their pursuit of public safety and the advancement of special projects at the discretion of the Sherriff.

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St. John’s Wallace Memorial Fund

This fund was established in memory of Bonnie Mintz Wallace who was killed in an automobile accident in July of 1997. Proceeds of this fund are directed to benefit St. John Lutheran Church of Port Sanilac.

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Thumb’s Up For Kids Endowment

This fund was established to provide an additional avenue to which Thumb’s Up For Kids donors could contribute money. Income from this fund is distributed to Thumb’s Up For Kids annually to help provide a special “wish” for children of the Thumb Region who have a terminal or life-threatening illness.

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Tubbs Family Endowment for the Arts

A passion to provide cultivation and support for fine, performing, and creative arts for residents of Sanilac County drove Donald and Carolyn Tubbs and their families to establish this fund in 1998. Awards of grants or scholarships are at the discretion of the Fund’s Advisory Board.

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Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Fund

YAC is made up of representatives from all seven county high schools. Its purpose is to positively impact the lives of young people under the age of 21. Grants are disbursed by the YAC from its fund within the Sanilac County Community Foundation.

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