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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 nearly 40 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!

“How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

Our Recent Stories

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Martin D. Jaffe's Legacy Continues for Community

Generosity Stories
When Martin passed away last year, one of the ways Ruth chose to honor his memory and his legacy of generosity was by asking for gifts to Bay Area Community Foundation in lieu of flowers. This year, in response to the Garnett and Elmie Compeau Challenge, Ruth used these gifts to establish the…

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Pere Marquette Depot in Downtown Bay City

Offices open by appointment only.

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