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  • Do you want to make a difference, but the problems seem too big or you don’t know where to start? Think about these questions to help you uncover what means the most to you.

  • Thanks to our generous donors, Bay Area Community Foundation awarded 64 grants during the first grant cycle to organizations in our community that support arts and culture, community initiatives, environment, education, health and wellness, human services, and recreation.

  • In a philanthropy circle, the donations of many come together for a big impact.

  • Amid rising concerns about COVID-19, a coalition of Bay County philanthropy, government, educational, and business partners have come together to provide a coordinated response to COVID-19.

  • When Avram Golden sees an idea to better his community, he goes for it. Because he took actions to make his visions become a reality, Bay City now proudly flies American Flags downtown each summer, and residents and visitors enjoy what is fondly known as the Third Street Star Bridge. 

  • Bay Area Community Foundation is deeply saddened to lose one of our community's boldest leaders. Peggy Rowley passed away peacefully on New Year's Eve and will be missed by many. It is thanks to Peggy that the Bay Area Community Foundation exists. 

  • Shara took a bold step forward and decided that if something was going to change, she needed to start it. 

  • Bay County stands to lose approximately $1,800 in federal support per person every year for the next ten years for each person not counted in the census. This includes money for education, healthcare, roads, nutrition assistance, foster care, and more. Bay Area Community Foundation is offering grant funding for local organizations aimed at reaching hard-to-count populations.

  • Community foundations play an important role in creating a vibrant community for future generations to enjoy. By working together with other community leaders, we help initiate new projects and programs that work toward those goals.

  • “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”- Coretta Scott King.

  • In celebration of the sixth year of Give Local Bay, a 24-hour online giving day that supports the work of local nonprofits, Bay Area Community Foundation is hosting a photo contest. We want to see what YOU love about our beautiful Bay and Arenac counties.

  • Join us on September 23, 2019 as we celebrate our community's believers!

  • We can make your charitable IRA transfer easy, flexible and effective, helping you achieve your personal charitable and financial goals.

  • BACF’s Community Initiative and Youth Advisory Funds awarded grants to open a writing center available for free to the public in the Jack & Alice Wirt Public Library in Downtown Bay City.

  • Thanks to funding from Dow, Bay Area Community Foundation is able to offer $1,000 grants to youth groups in Bay and Arenac counties as a reward for volunteering and giving back to the community.

  • Learn about three grants we awarded this year to Bay County projects that will make a lasting impression on our community by utilizing our unique natural water resources.

  • Last year, Bay Area Community Foundation’s Community Initiative Fund awarded a grant of $7,000 to The Legacy Center to help Bay County students with reading, writing, and spelling through an after-school, one-on-one tutoring program.

  • With a grassroots, organic effort, dedicated volunteers in Arenac County are preserving the local history of Omer’s Ye Olde Courthouse far into the future..

  • Endowments secure the future of our community assets such as our Riverwalk/Railtrail system.

  • The Great Lakes One Water Partnership is seeking public input on preserving Lake Huron through stormwater management projects. Please fill out the survey by February 28 with your input.

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