The Sturgis Area Community Foundation Annual Report is available online: click here.

Foundation Grants at work! Sturgis’ historic depot is in its new home in downtown Sturgis! Work on the building continues, including plans for the Sturgis Historical Museum. Re-visit the move in the Mike Mort film “At the Depot”-copies available at the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Youth Advisory Council of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation continues its work for and on behalf of area youth. The 2014/2015 roll out of the iGoToCollege mobile website for SHS student iPads will continue to support college access for all in Sturgis. Click Here to view a video featuring members of the Sturgis YAC and the iGoTo College mobile website. Youth Advisory Council Grants: The group granted over $23,000 in the spring of 2015 in support of youth related programs and projects. For a listing of grants please see the Scholarships & Grants/ Past Grants page.

Foundation Competitive Grant Awards returned nearly $32,000 to the community by way of the most recent Competitive Grant program. For details on these grants 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

Do you shop at Amazon?If you do then Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Sturgis Area Community Foundation! What is Amazon Smile?

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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.