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Grants

Each year, we award over $1 million to nonprofits in Bay and Arenac counties to help create change and make the community thrive.

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Scholarships

We award hundreds of scholarships each year to help our local students achieve their academic dreams and promote education in our area.

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Donor Services

We help you connect to the causes you care about most by helping you create your own charitable fund or donate to a pooled fund.

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What is a Community Foundation?

Community Foundations are the area's leaders in philanthropy. We look to the long-term growth in Bay and Arenac counties to ensure there are always funds available to respond to pressing needs and take initiative for new opportunities.

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For more than 25 years, we have been supporting the philanthropic goals of our donors and the work of our local nonprofits. We don't know what future needs and opportunities will drive the future. But one thing is for sure: because of your generosity, Bay Area Community Foundation will be here!

"Let us be bold. Lte us be brave. Let us be together." — Brad Henry

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Avram Golden is being bold

Being BOLD: Avram Golden

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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.

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