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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!

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of dreams." — Eleanor Roosevelt

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Seeking Input on Securing Long-Term Health of Lake Huron

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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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