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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Barbara Oldford-Edwards Welcome Home Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Barbara Oldford-Edwards. The purpose of the scholarship is to “Welcome Home” students who have received a 2 or 4-year degree in nursing who wish to “come home” and work/live in Sanilac County.

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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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Croswell Rotary Athletic Scholarship

The Croswell Rotary Club established this fund in memory of Ty Gorton. It was created to assist Croswell-Lexington High School students paying for “Team Summer Sports Camps”. The emphasis of this fund is helping those in need. Eligibility is limited to students with an academic grade of “C or above”.

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David and Gail Tubbs Fund

This fund has been established to support a variety of philanthropic endeavors throughout Sanilac County. The Tubbs family wishes to continue and inspire a legacy of giving back to their community.

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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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Elfrieda Conrad Endowment Fund

Dr. Elfrieda Conrad has been in practice in Sandusky since 1952. When she established her fund, she chose the Kentuckiana Children Center, which services special needs children. The fund was established in 1957 as a non-profit organization and was moved to the SCCF in 1998. Her wish is to continue chiropractic healthcare to children.

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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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Gladiators Wear Pink

The Gladiators Wear Pink is a cancer support fund. It will focus on cancer awareness and patient support services for patients in Sanilac County. Learn more about the origins of this fund here: https://www.tubbsbrothers.com/blogs/3973/breast-cancer-awareness

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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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John & Lois Donovan Endowment Fund

Being highly involved in, and concerned about, their community, the Donovans of Croswell founded this endowment fund in March of 1999. It provides annual grants for special projects in the community as determined each year by the Fund’s Advisory Board.

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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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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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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 Promise Fund

The Sanilac County Promise Fund program was established in 2017 with the promise that every child that starts kindergarten in Sanilac County will automatically receive a long-term savings account that will have the opportunity for growth throughout their K-12 years. Upon graduation, the money saved in their Promise Fund can be used for any post-secondary attainment. All gifts given here will be added to the Promise Fund Endowment and will be used to sustain the program, its purpose, and some student incentives.

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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 – Breast Cancer 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. Supported by the Sefton-Leggett Legacy Fund are individuals with a current diagnosis of breast cancer. Such a diagnosis has wide-ranging effects on physical, emotional, and mental health. This Fund is designed to assist folks during periods of active treatment and may cover the following: screenings, labs, assist with transportation to appointment(s) at treatment facilities (within Michigan), child care while individual attends treatment appointments, wigs, compression sleeves, over-the-counter medicines that assist in decreasing side-effects during treatment, facilitate attending support groups, etc. Those interested in seeking assistance from this fund should submit a written request along with a recommendation from their doctor to director@sanilacfoundation.org

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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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Steps for Success Fund

The mission of the fund is to help even the playing field for all Sanilac County children. It is recognized that some children, through no fault of their own, find themselves in circumstances that do more to prevent success than to encourage it. The goal of the fund is to help maximize the life potential of these children. The fund accomplishes this by providing grant monies to quality programs designed to give these children a step up.

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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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Trina V. Buskirk Endowment Fund for Community Enhancement

This fund was established in appreciation of Sanilac County. This community was a wonderful place for the Buskirk family to live and do business. This fund is intended to enhance life in Sanilac County.

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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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