Women's Luncheon 2017

  SAVE THE DATE: Friday, September 15, 2017. Women’s Fund Luncheon and Vendor Showcase at Cherry Creek Golf Club.  Speaker topic: Awareness and Prevention of Human Trafficking.  Proceeds help women and children in our community!

About Us

HOW IT STARTED. The Shelby Community Foundation (SCF) was founded in 1996 as the idea of Linda Stout, who was on the Charter Township of Shelby Board of Trustees at that time.  She realized community funds outside of the government were necessary to support Township needs.  She was granted approval by the Board of Trustees to start the Foundation and accept the first donation from the Ford Motor Company.  The first Board of Directors was assembled, By-Laws were written and the Foundation was organized as a State of Michigan non-profit corporation.  At that point, it was no longer under the Charter Township of Shelby and has stood alone for the last 20 years as the Shelby Community Foundation!   

       WHAT IS A COMMUNITY FOUNDATION?   A Community Foundation is a publicly supported philanthropic organization with the long term goal of building permanent funds and establishing funds for donors and their charitable interests.  A community foundation serves a certain defined geographic area, which in this case, is Shelby Township.  Unlike other non-profits, a Community Foundation provides support by grant making and is not limited to one interest.  The Shelby Community Foundation is concerned with the well-being of the total community. 

SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1996.  The Shelby Community Foundation was started in 1996 and is a tax exempt IRS 501(c)(3), Michigan non-profit corporation and is registered with the State Attorney General.   Since 1996 the Shelby Community Foundation has raised over $1.57 million, awarded $117,000 in Scholarships, granted over $590,000 for community programs and has established over $636,000 in endowments.

Read further to learn more about what we do, how we do it, and who we do it for. We welcome any questions or comments - please contact us.

How to Contact Us

Address: Shelby Community Foundation

P. O. Box 183181

Shelby Township, MI 48318


Phone:  586-909-9305


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Board of Directors

The Shelby Community Foundation is an IRS  501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a State of Michigan Nonprofit Corporation managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.   These Directors administer the Endowed and Non-Endowed Funds to safeguard the Foundation's community assets.  The Directors are involved with "fund" raising and encourage fellow Shelby Township residents to LEAVE A LEGACY by creating a Community Foundation Endowment Fund to represent their philanthropic interests.

The Directors live or work in Shelby Township and are knowledgeable of community needs.  Funds given for community programs or projects are called grants, and all grant requests and scholarship applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors.  Grants given have benefited all age groups and touched every area in our community; including health, safety, human services, the arts, recreation, education, beautification.  The Board of Directors ask that you GIVE where you LIVE and donate to the Shelby Community Foundation today!

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