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 […]

Applications for Community Impact Initiative Grant Now Available

Waves lapping at the shore. The sound of a fishing line as it plops into the water. Summer days at the beach. Strolling along a riverbank. These images evoke a sense of well-being and create a strong and enduring connection to place. Communities with a strong sense of place prosper. They attract workplace talent and […]

Thank you for supporting Give Local Bay 2019!

Thanks for helping raise more than $78,000 for our nonprofit community! With your help, our fifth annual day of giving raised more than $78,000 for local Bay and Arenac county nonprofit endowment funds. More than $50,000 was raised by the community and matched with $27,750 from the Bay Area Community Foundation in incentive funds and […]

$658,824 Awarded in 1st Grant Cycle

$658,824 Awarded in 1st Grant Cycle at Bay Area Community Foundation This year, Bay Area Community Foundation received record amounts of dollars requested during the first cycle of granting season. In response, we awarded more than $650k in grant funding. It is thanks to you, our generous donors, that we are able to provide this support […]

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 […]