Grants Bring Public Art to Bay City

With grants from the Community Initiative Fund and the Youth Advisory Committee, Studio 23 coordinated a design contest among Bay Area high schools. Winner and Western High School student Bridget Hunsinger worked alongside MARKed Arts to complete her painting. “It still feels surreal,” she said. “I learned so much from this experience.” She hopes to […]

Preserving Arenac County’s History

Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Omer’s Ye Olde Courthouse has withstood a tornado, two devastating fires, a heavy flood, and a disastrous ice storm. It’s a piece of local history that the community is very proud of, and a group of dedicated volunteers has stepped up to ensure it will always withstand […]

First Cycle of 2022 Community Partnership Grants Awarded

Over $385,000 awarded during the first cycle of the 2022 Community Partnership Grants.   Did you notice the name change? BACF Semiannual Grants will now be referred to as Community Partnership Grants to reflect the nature of our work with area nonprofits. Bay Area Community Foundation awarded nearly $385,000 in grants as part of its first 2022 cycle. A […]

How We Are Supporting Nonprofits in 2022

Dear Nonprofit Partners, From closed offices and canceled fundraising events to adapting programming for the digital landscape, we know that our local nonprofits are feeling the effects of COVID-19 in varying ways, both big and small. Perhaps operations have already shifted, or perhaps you’re only starting to experience the longer-term implications. Here at the Community […]