Our Community Response to COVID-19:

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 May 15 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.


Looking Ahead

Please visit Reopen Bay County to view guidelines about reopening our area put together by Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Bay Future, and Bay County, in conjunction with the experts at the Bay County Health Department.

Nonprofit Resources & Loan Program

From closed offices and cancelled fundraising events to adapting programming for the digital landscape, we know that our local nonprofits are feeling the effects of COVID-19 in varying ways, both big and small. Know that the work you are doing is important and that together, we will see our community through this.

Bay Area Community Foundation is offering up to $250,000 through the newly established Nonprofit Operating Support Loan Program. Click here to learn more about this loan program and other resources available to nonprofits in response to COVID-19.

Nonprofit Resources & Loan Program


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.

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Pere Marquette Depot in Downtown Bay City

1000 Adams St., Suite 200
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: 989.893.4438
Email: bacfnd@bayfoundation.org
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