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Bay Area Community Foundation At Work

As you look around the Bay area, you will see the Bay Area Community Foundation at work. We are proud to point to the newly completed 17.5mile Riverwalk/Railtrail as a wonderful example of the work we do. Since 1982, the Foundation’s assets have grown to over $30 million. This has allowed us to invest over $12 million into our community through grantmaking which includes over $1.4 million in scholarships.

In recent years, we have raised the level of environmental education through significant funding of a watershed curriculum; we have collaborated with countless volunteers to build wonderful playscapes for our kids; we helped to create positive opportunities for our young people through our grants to the Skatepark, Youth Leadership program, and the Bay County Library; we have enhanced arts and education through grants to Studio 23, Bay Arts Council, Bay County Historical Society, and Bay Arenac Community High School. These projects represent only a small sampling of our partnerships. We will continue to support innovative programs and bold initiatives that make an impact on the lives of our residents.

The Bay Area Community Foundation is For Good. For Ever, and will continue to serve as a philanthropic leader working to improve the quality of life in our community. It is our mission to serve and support the community through all means available to us. We welcome the opportunity to continue to partner with the community to accomplish these significant goals.

Mission: The mission of the Bay Area Community Foundation is to fulfill a wide array of donors’ charitable wishes throughout Bay and Arenac Counties by building permanent endowment funds and serving as a leader for community improvement through effective grantmaking and collaboration.

Vision: The Bay Area Community Foundation will be the Bay Area’s leading philanthropic resource to improve the overall quality of life throughout our community.