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Your Generosity Helps Make Our Community A Better Place!

We are so grateful for your generosity and your support of Bay and Arenac county nonprofits. Bay Area Community Foundation is proud to be your partner in philanthropy, and we are here to help you pursue all of your charitable interests. As another year is coming to a close, we offer our holiday schedule information and tips to help you plan your year-end giving.

The Bay Area Community Foundation office will observe the following holiday week schedule:

  • Friday, December 24 - Closed all day
  • Monday, December 27 - Closed all day
  • December 28-30 - Open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 31 - Open until noon

Any donations postmarked by December 31 will be included in 2021 contributions. Please note that donations are accepted here online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as well.

A gift to any of our funds helps lead the way forward, but when you donate to the Friends of the Foundation Fund, you provide unrestricted funds that give us the flexibility to find innovative solutions, no matter what the future holds. Click here to make a gift to the Friends of the Foundation Fund.


Other Ways to Give:

Change Everything with the Garnett and Elmie Compeau Challenge
When you give to or create an unrestricted fund, you're directly helping our area by providing dollars for grantmaking to respond to our most challenging needs and promising opportunities.

Thanks to the generosity of Garnett and Elmie Compeau, we are excited to offer match funds—$1,000 for every $4,000 donated/pledged—for you to create your own named fund and amplify the change you create.

  • Give from Your IRA - request a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA provider and receive tax benefits in return. Complete details here.
  • Gifts of Stock - a gift of stock to the Bay Area Community Foundation is an easy and tax-effective way to fulfill your philanthropic goals. We encourage you to plan ahead and are here to consult with you or your advisor. Details and instructions here.
  • Join a Giving Circle - Bay Area Community Foundation hosts Giving Circle groups for both men (Men's Philanthropy Group) and women (Women's Philanthropy Circle). These groups gather 4 times per year for food, fun, and friendship—with a side of philanthropy. Both groups are welcoming new members! More details here.

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