Who We Are

Bay Area Community Foundation exists to help our area thrive. We help donors achieve their 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. Because of you, we are able to help make this community a great place to live, work, and play.

About Bay Area
Community Foundation

Bay Area Community Foundation connects you with the causes you care about most. Because of your generosity, we are able to award more than $1.5 million each year in grants and scholarships to local organizations and students.

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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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Arenac Community Funds

As part of Bay Area Community Foundation, the Arenac Community Funds committee focuses on the needs and opportunities available in Arenac County by managing four funds that benefit the area directly.

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Pere Marquette Depot

We are proud to have this historical landmark as the Bay Area Community Foundation's permanent home. With Great Lakes Center Foundation leadership, the Depot underwent a $6.2 million renovation to restore it to its historic beauty.

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Our Recent Stories

Guy Greve with his mother's art

Honoring a Mother’s Passion for the Arts and Community

Donor Stories
After his mother passed away, Guy Greve created a donor advised fund to honor her memory and their shared love of the arts. The Rita Greve Fund for Art in Public Places awards grants to projects meant to beautify and enrich our community’s outdoor spaces.

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Hear stories of how grant dollars and scholarship funds are impacting our community, For Good. For Ever.

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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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