Lenawee Community Foundation
603 N. Evans
Tecumseh, MI 49286

The Lenawee Community Foundation enhances Lenawee's quality of life primarily through building permanent endowments and utilizing the earnings for grants. We work in five areas: health, civic projects, culture, human services, and education. We assist individuals, families, corporations, nonprofits, and communities, including Tecumseh, in achieving their charitable goals. 

We were founded in the 1950s as the Tecumseh Community Fund Foundation, and expanded to become the Lenawee Community Foundation in 1997. 

We assist others in achieving THEIR charitable goals. We can assist people with a wide variety of giving options, such as IRAs, life insurance, gift annuities, stocks, trusts, wills, and more - now or later. Donors benefit from personal service, local expertise, and community leadership.

In Tecumseh our most visible grants include $2 million for the A.J. Smith Recreation Center, and at ProMedica Herrick Hospital, $500,000 for the Women's Health Center and $100,000 towards the Emergency Department. 

Tecumseh Center for the Arts, Tecumseh Coalition for Youth, Tecumseh We have also provided grants to Communities in Schools of Tecumseh, Pool, Tecumseh Public Schools, Tecumseh Youth Theatre, Community Arts of Tecumseh, the historic Tecumseh Carnegie restoration, many college scholarships,
 and more.

We have two full-time staff - Sue Hammersmith, President & CEO, and Paula Trentman, Program Manager - who would love to be of service, along with part-timers Cynthia Heady, Karen Januszek, and Janel Garno. We also have two AmeriCorps*VISTAs, Jim Southard and Jessica Foster, who volunteer through the Foundation. 
There is NO CHARGE to participate in any of our programs.

The Imagination Library, delivers a book each month to children ages birth to five, who are registered. Pick up a form at the Tecumseh District Library, or print one from our web site

We offer a Community Resource Guide on our website -- - that provides information about human service organizations and their programs.

Our VOLUNTEER Lenawee program assists nonprofits in finding volunteers, and individuals and groups in finding volunteer opportunities.

Lastly, teens can get involved in their community through the Lenawee YOUTH Council, which engages youth in volunteering, career exploration, college visits, and grant-making.

Call 423-1729. We are ready to serve you!


Christmas in August??

We are looking for a theme for the Christmas Parade on Dec 5th.
Have an idea? Let's hear it!

Whoever submits the winning theme will be the Grand Marshall of the Parade!

Entries must be received at the Chamber by
 August 29, 2014. Winner will be announced
 September 10, 2014.

for an application click on link below:



October 11 & 12

9am-6pm Saturday

10am-5pm Sunday

Arts & Crafts:  items must be personally handcrafted, handmade or personally produced; 

see application below for more details

2014 Appleumpkin CraftVendor Application.pdf


Upcoming events

09/06/2014 9:00 AM • Lenawee Humane Society
09/06/2014 9:00 AM • Lenawee Humane Society
09/18/2014 6:00 PM • United Bank & Trust Hickman Center
09/20/2014 • Hantz Golf Club

Our mission is to promote and enhance professional and member interests and to
increase the general
 welfare and prosperity of the Tecumseh area.

Tecumseh Area Chamber of Commerce ~ 132 W. Chicago Blvd. ~ Tecumseh, MI  49286 ~517-423-3740

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