Press Release – Bay Area Community Foundation CEO Search Underway

Diane (Fong) Mahoney, President & CEO of the Bay Area Community Foundation (BACF), has announced her resignation effective September 24, 2024. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees regretfully accepted Mahoney’s resignation and has begun a search for her replacement.

Celebrating the 2024 Bay Commitment Scholars!

We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of the Bay Commitment Scholarship recipients of 2024! The Bay Area Community Foundation (BACF) is proud to recognize 100 graduating seniors from Bay County high schools who have been awarded a $2,000 scholarship to attend either Delta College or Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU). This scholarship program supports […]

MLK Celebration Featuring Keynote Speaker Melissa Harris-Perry

Courage, perseverance, unity, and sacrifice. These are the values Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. espoused in pursuit of democracy for all. Values that remain critically important in today’s world. On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, students, business and civic leaders, and community supporters will gather to remember this visionary leader through the 15th Annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration […]

Illuminating Pathways to a Brighter Future: Ocean-Lea Schrader

Growing up in an environment where hard work was valued, Ocean-Lea Schrader learned the importance of perseverance. She shares, “If I wanted something, I had to work for it.” Her upbringing instilled in her a relentless pursuit of excellence that extended to her academic endeavors. “… Success is possible even if you don’t go the […]

Elevating Early Childhood Care in Bay County: Bay County ARPA Childcare Grant Program

At the Bay Area Community Foundation (BACF), we believe in the power of community, collaboration and change. Today, we’re sharing an exciting update that reflects our commitment to enhancing the lives of our littlest community members. In collaboration with the Bay Arenac Intermediate School District (BAISD), BACF sought to address the childcare challenges that emerged […]