WHAT'S NEW @ THE FOUNDATION
Foundation Grants at work! Work is underway on the Sturgis Historical Museum-at the Depot including museum exhibits. Foundation grants continue to support a wide range of charitable programs and projects in the community including our continuing neighborhood revitalization partnership with Sturgis Neighborhood Program and the new Trojan Manufacturing Solution Center project.
The Youth Advisory Council of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation continues its work for and on behalf of area youth. The group granted over $22,900 in its Fall 2015 grant cycle supporting a variety of youth related programs and projects, and continues its community outreach work through community service projects. The group also continues to support college access for all in Sturgis through grants and its iGoToCollege mobile website for SHS student iPads. For a listing of YAC grants please see the Scholarships & Grants/ Past Grants page.
Foundation Competitive Grants awards returned over $137,200 to the community through the competitive grant program. Scholarship awards were presented to students at the Foundation’s annual scholarship reception: please see the Scholarships & Grants/ Past Grants page.
Sturgis Area Community Foundation Celebrating 50+ Years.
The Sturgis Area Community Foundation has been improving the quality of life and advancing philanthropy in the Sturgis Area since 1962. The Foundation provides every person, regardless of their means, the opportunity to support their community.
Higher Standards-The Sturgis Area Community Foundation meets national Standards for operational quality, donor service and accountability in the community foundation sector.
Amazon Smile Program Now Available
National Standards Seal on sturgisfoundation.org
The National Standards Seal by our name indicates official confirmation from the Community Foundations National Standards Board that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community. The National Standards Seal also confirms our history of honoring donors’ wishes—to support the arts, cultivate gardens, save endangered species, cure illness, expand literacy, feed children—and support countless other important causes.