How You Can Help

It’s people like you that make our area a vibrant place to live, work, and play. We are here to help connect you to the causes you care about. Whether it’s arts and culture, environment, education … or something else, we can help you achieve your charitable goals. Your gift today will impact our area for generations to come. Combined with the resources from the entire community, together we can do so much more.

Your gift today will help preserve the vitality of our community tomorrow. We strive to connect your giving heart with the causes you care about most.

Bay Area Community Foundation Funds

BACF hosts a wide variety of funds to benefit Bay and Arenac counties. We maintain more than 400 funds to support arts and culture, community initiatives, education and youth, environment, health and wellness, human services, and recreation. If you need help finding a fund to donate to, please call us at 989-893-4438.

You can look through a list of our funds here.

Planned Giving

In so many ways, you’ve made a difference in the lives of your family, friends, and neighbors. Planning for your legacy gives you a chance to continue making a difference to the people and places you love—forever.

Giving Circles

We know that some passionate people don’t want to simply give their money, but they want to be a part of the process to help decide which organizations it is awarded to. Four times a year, the Women’s Philanthropy Circle and Men’s Philanthropy Group gather for food, fun, and friendship—with a side of philanthropy.

Give Local Bay

Give Local Bay is a one-day event that celebrates our community, and all our local nonprofits do. During this 24-hour giving day, we join together to support our nonprofit partners by helping them build their endowment funds through Bay Area Community Foundation.

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Diane Mahoney - President and CEO

I serve alongside the board of directors as a steward of the assets our donors have entrusted to us. I enjoy being able to connect people to the causes they care about most.

Maggie Dwan

Maggie Dwan - Donor Relations and Communications Officer

Taking on the role of donor relations and communications officer allows me to touch on many different levels of the work we do here at BACF.