Celebrating the Success of Bay Commitment Scholarship Recipients in 2023!

We are thrilled to celebrate the exceptional achievements of the Bay Commitment Scholarship recipients of 2023! The Bay Area Community Foundation (BACF) is proud to recognize 94 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 […]

MLK Celebration featuring keynote speaker Bakari Sellers

Political analyst, activist and former South Carolina representative Bakari Sellers will deliver the keynote address for the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Celebration at Saginaw Valley State University on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.

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 […]

Congratulations 2020 Bay Commitment Recipients

We are so proud of our 83 Bay County graduating high school seniors who are receiving our Bay Commitment Scholarship for first-generation college students. While in times before COVID we would celebrate together at a special reception, we made sure to still honor these students and their hard work. Volunteers delivered bags to each of […]

His Desire to Give Back to the Community Inspired His GED

“I was and am very motivated for this,” says Forest Bradley about being in the Fire Academy. “I wanted to get in and feel accomplished, which doesn’t happen very often for me.” Forest’s life hasn’t been the easiest, but he can say that he’s worked hard for everything he has. When Forest was 15 years […]