2021 Annual Report

Generosity Changes Everything  Dear Friends and Supporters, Generosity changes everything. This sentence is a driving force behind the Bay Area Community Foundation’s (BACF) everyday actions and a reminder that each of us can make a powerful impact through the gift of kindness. Throughout the year, challenges presented by the pandemic continued, forcing all to make […]

2018 Annual Report

Everything good begins with the belief that it is possible. From our donors who believe they can make a difference, to our nonprofit partners who believe they can improve the human condition, you are helping make the Bay Area a better place for generations to come. It is only through you—our friends and supporters­—that the […]

Census 2020 Grant Funding Available

Census 2020 – “Get out the Count” Numbers matter, and every single person counts. This has never been more apparent than now as Census 2020 is on the horizon. Bay County stands to lose approximately $1,800 in federal support per person, every year for the next ten years, for each person not counted in the […]

“Believe You Can and You’re Halfway There”

Do you want to make a difference, but the problems seem too big or you don’t know where to start? Think about these questions to help you uncover what means the most to you. What problem causes you to raise your eyebrows when you read about it in the news? What pieces need to come […]

Leveraging Our Water Resource to Benefit Bay County

Bay Area Community Foundation (BACF) is pleased to announce grant awards for three Bay County projects that will make a lasting impression on our community by utilizing our unique natural water resources to attract and retain residents and business. Through the Foundation’s Community Impact Initiative and Healthy Living funds, $300,000 will be awarded to Saginaw […]

Students Honored with Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Scholarship Awards

Last week, our Foundation, alongside Midland Area Community Foundation and Saginaw Community Foundation, awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Scholarship to outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated Dr. King’s teachings. Bay County students who received the scholarship include Marisa Carroll, Ashlyn Nagel, Isabella Nowak, Sophie Suchodolski, and Delaney Wesolek. Prior to the […]

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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 […]

Carol L. Taylor Passes from COVID-19

Carol Lee Taylor was loved by many, likely because she cared for so many—as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a community member, and a school teacher. She was one of Bay County’s first losses due to COVID-19, on April 11, 2020. To honor those that cared for her and to give back to the community […]

Here for Our Nonprofits: COVID-19 Response

Dear Nonprofit Partners, From closed offices and cancelled fundraising events to adapting programming for the digital landscape, we know that our local nonprofits are feeling the effects of COVID-19 in varying ways, both big and small. Perhaps operations have already shifted, or perhaps you’re only starting to experience the longer-term implications. Here at the Community […]