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$265,840.00 in Grants Awarded this Spring to Local Organizations

Bay Area Community Foundation works closely with our committees to meet the ever-changing needs of our region and choose projects and programs making the greatest impact for our community. Congrats to our Spring 2024 grantee organizations: Arc ArenacArenac Conservation DistrictArenac County Historical SocietyArenac Opportunities, Inc.Arenac Public Transit AuthorityBay Area Women’s CenterBay Arenac Intermediate School DistrictBay […]

Celebrating the 2024 Bay Commitment Scholars!

We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of the Bay Commitment Scholarship recipients of 2024! The Bay Area Community Foundation (BACF) is proud to recognize 100 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 supports […]

Celebrating Robert Sarow’s Legacy

In Memoriam: Robert (Bob) Sarow Honoring Robert (Bob) Sarow, we remember a man who dedicated his life to our community’s betterment. Bob’s journey with the Bay Area Community Foundation (BACF) began in 1982, serving on the BACF Board from 1983 to 1985, providing invaluable insights for our growth. In 1998, Bob’s contributions earned him the […]

MLK Celebration Featuring Keynote Speaker Melissa Harris-Perry

Courage, perseverance, unity, and sacrifice. These are the values Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. espoused in pursuit of democracy for all. Values that remain critically important in today’s world. On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, students, business and civic leaders, and community supporters will gather to remember this visionary leader through the 15th Annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration […]

Elevating Early Childhood Care in Bay County: Bay County ARPA Childcare Grant Program

At the Bay Area Community Foundation (BACF), we believe in the power of community, collaboration and change. Today, we’re sharing an exciting update that reflects our commitment to enhancing the lives of our littlest community members. In collaboration with the Bay Arenac Intermediate School District (BAISD), BACF sought to address the childcare challenges that emerged […]

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 […]