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Impact in Focus: 10 Questions with Our New Trustees – Matt Travis

I’m interested in helping others – this is what gets me out of bed in the morning. I’m eager to work with BACF to improve the lives of those around us. 2. What unique skills or experiences do you bring to the board? I love thinking deeply about big, sometimes unanswerable questions. I hope to […]

Impact in Focus: 10 Questions with Our New Trustees – Brandon Hofmeister

When I heard about the opportunity to bring a youth to the board I was overjoyed at the chance. I was inspired after sitting through a couple meetings and seeing the passion for change and the want to hear the youth perspective. 2. What unique skills or experiences do you bring to the board? I […]

Creating Worth and Empowerment: The Impact of Foster Families NRC’s Resource Boutique

Foster Families Navigation & Resource Center (NRC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting foster families with the resources and education they need, received a grant from the Bay Area Community Foundation to fund their Resource Boutique. The Resource Boutique aims to provide foster children with a unique shopping experience where they feel valued and empowered. […]

Bay County ARPA Childcare Grant Program

Bay County ARPA Childcare Grant Program In partnership with the County of Bay, the Bay Area Community Foundation is providing financial support to Bay County childcare providers to increase their capacity and improve their quality of services. A total of $300,000 is available through the Bay County ARPA Childcare Grant Program through an online, competitive […]

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 […]

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 […]