Give Local Bay 2023

Over $50,000 in Matching Funds and Prizes during 24-Hour Online Fundraiser The Bay Area Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the ninth annual Give Local Bay taking place on May 2. Give Local Bay is a 24-hour online fundraiser to support local nonprofits in Bay and Arenac counties. This event, powered by presenting sponsor LiUNA-Local […]

Lake Huron Forever Initiative Awards $30k to Community Projects Supporting Great Lakes Health

Grants totaling $30,000 have been awarded to four community projects aimed at protecting and enhancing the water quality of Lake Huron. The grants come from the Lake Huron Forever initiative, developed in 2019 by shoreline community foundation and conservation partners in the United States and Canada to advance water quality protection and sustainability on both […]

2023 Bay County Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report Released

Today, the Bay Area Community Foundation (BACF) released the 2023 Bay County Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Report. This report provides insight into the unique, lived experiences of Bay County residents. The intention of this report is to assess experiences with DEI in our community. The report analyzes Bay County demographics, racial and ethnic relations, […]

Supporting The Spartan Community

As we seek to continue supporting our Lansing neighbors and colleagues following the tragic shooting on Michigan State University’s (MSU) campus. We will continue to update this list of resources and responses as more emerge from the field based on recommendations from the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF). MSU created the Spartan Strong Fund, which has […]

Staff Recommendations for Black History Month

As we seek to advance diversity, equity and inclusion practices both within our community and our organization, we will be highlighting a number of important cultural observances throughout the year. It begins with Black History Month. While the story of Black History Month dates back to more than a century ago, it was not until […]

Scholarships for Residents of Bay and Arenac Counties: Applications Due February 6

Each spring, Bay Area Community Foundation grants out nearly half a million dollars in scholarships to our local Bay and Arenac county students and residents looking to return to school. This year, the online scholarship application is due on Monday, February 6. Students who are eligible for scholarships live in Bay or Arenac County and […]

Grants Available for Youth in Bay and Arenac Counties

Thanks to funding from Dow, Bay Area Community Foundation is able to offer $1,000 grants to youth groups in Bay and Arenac counties as a reward for volunteering and giving back to the community. Eligible groups are ages K-12 associated with a school, government entity, or 501(c)(3) organization. (Minimum of 10 youth volunteers; please note […]

Seeking Input on Securing Long-Term Health of Lake Huron

Bay Area Community Foundation has partnered with shoreline community foundations and conservation partners from the United States and Canada to create a regional plan of action to help Lake Huron communities ensure the long-term health of the Great Lakes. Facilitated by conservation nonprofit Huron Pines, the Lake Huron partners are creating a plan of action […]