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Supporting our local partners to create change

Our community is made stronger by the nonprofits, government agencies, and schools that provide resources and services to our residents. In both Bay and Arenac counties, we are proud to work alongside these organizations to create change and help our area thrive. We are “Better Together.”

Grant Programs

Bay Area Community Foundation awards grants to local nonprofit and government organizations in Bay and Arenac counties. In 2017, we awarded $1.22 million in grants for 325 projects. Learn more about our grant opportunities.

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Designated & Agency Funds

Create or support an endowment fund for your favorite nonprofit or agency to build long-lasting sustainability. The fund will grow and continue on forever. The fund will always support the nonprofit’s hard work. We currently hold 122 of these nonprofit funds.

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Give Local Bay

Support our local nonprofits and agencies during this annual 24 hour online fundraiser. Nonprofit funds are eligible for an incentive pool and prizes throughout the day. On the last giving day, our community raised $93,000 in just 24 hours for 45 participating organizations.

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Nonprofit Resources

Bay Area Community Foundation services as a resource for our local nonprofits and agencies. We can help connect you to resources that will help you the most.

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Our Grant Stories

2018 Holiday Grants

Elizabeth J. Husband Fund Provides Holiday Cheer

Grant Stories
During the 2018 fall semiannual grant season, Bay Area Community Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant the CAN Council of the Great Lakes Bay Region to throw a holiday party for the kids they service. This grant from the Elizabeth J. Husband Fund will provide new clothing, toys, and a nice meal for…

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1000 Adams St., Suite 200
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: 989.893.4438
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