Bay County COVID-19 Coalition

Amid rising concerns about COVID-19, a coalition of Bay County philanthropy, government, educational, and business partners have come together to provide a coordinated response to COVID-19.

A COVID-19 Response Fund has been established for both Bay and Arenac counties. The purpose of this fund is to gather contributions for rapid deployment to community-based organizations who are working on the frontlines to ensure:

  • appropriate steps are taken to control the outbreak,
  • our children are cared for, and
  • emergency needs of our neighbors and families are met.

The fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address this unprecedented situation, particularly among those who are disproportionately impacted by the virus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. Contributions to the fund can be made online at or via mail (payable to BACF with COVID-19 and either Bay or Arenac noted in memo line) at 1000 Adams Street, Suite 200, Bay City, MI 48708. Please call 989-893-4438 with questions.

The Coalition Is:

  • Exploring ways to fill funding gaps and support the community in partnership with health and human service agencies, school districts and municipalities.
  • Keeping lines of communication open among key stakeholders to ensure a unified response.
  • Ensuring 2-1-1 Northeast Michigan is prepared to respond as needed and is working with referral partners to get a sense of how they are intending to respond.
  • Coordinating with schools, nonprofits, and community partners to assist with alternative distribution plans.
  • Convening stakeholders to discuss immediate and long-term solutions.

How You Can Help:

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Founding Coalition:

Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Bay Area Community Foundation

Bay Arenac Intermediate School District

Bay City Public School

Bay County

Bay County Health Department

Bay Future

City of Bay City

McLaren Bay Region

Michigan Sugar Company

United Way of Bay County


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