About the COVID-19 Community Response Funds:

Administered by the Bay Area Community Foundation, the COVID-19 Community Response Funds for Bay and Arenac counties will provide flexible resources to organizations in our area working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

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Our Status

The Pere Marquette Depot and Bay Area Community Foundation offices are closed until at least April 13 per the state's guidelines. However, our staff is wokring remotely and will be available during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The best way to reach us is via email, and you can access staff's contact information from the staff page on our website. We will continue as well to check voicemail and will return calls as necessary. We are grateful for your understanding.

For our Donors and Grantees:

We are continuing business as usual through off-site and remote access. Donations, donor advised grant recommendations, and grant payments are still being processed as usual. You can still make donations online by clicking here.

Community Partners - Let Us Know What You Need

You are the eyes and ears on the ground, and we want to hear from you. It is helpful to know directly from you the needs you are seeing as the situation unfolds. Please give us your input. This information will be helpful as we work with donors to prioritize and address this issue in Bay and Arenac counties.

Please complete our quick form to let us know what needs you are seeing.

Thank you for your work every day to support residents in our Bay and Arenac communities. Together we will get through this challenging time.

Give Local Bay Continues May 5 with Changes

In response to the broad and substantial impact COVID-19 is having on our community, Bay Area Community Foundation is changing the way that Give Local Bay works this year.

Normally, Give Local Bay raises dollars for nonprofit endowment funds at the Community Foundation. These endowments help organizations prepare for the future and for crises such as the current pandemic by providing sustainable income for the long-term.

In light of the highly unusual circumstances this year, all Give Local Bay 2020 donations, prizes, and incentive funds will instead be available for nonprofits shortly after the event to help them respond to immediate needs in this trying time.
By donating on May 5, you’re helping to unite our community during a time of uncertainty. We are better together!

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