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 […]

Empowering Bay County Nonprofits: Introducing the Building Nonprofit Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awareness Program

The Bay Area Community Foundation (BACF) and the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region (GLBR) have joined forces to introduce a groundbreaking program that will guide nonprofit staff in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) learning and planning. The Building Nonprofit Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awareness program is now available to 501(C)3 organizations serving Bay County, offering […]

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 […]

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 […]