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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 […]

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 […]

2023 Bay County Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report Released

Today, the Bay Area Community Foundation (BACF) released the 2023 Bay County Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Report. This report provides insight into the unique, lived experiences of Bay County residents. The intention of this report is to assess experiences with DEI in our community. The report analyzes Bay County demographics, racial and ethnic relations, […]

Supporting The Spartan Community

As we seek to continue supporting our Lansing neighbors and colleagues following the tragic shooting on Michigan State University’s (MSU) campus. We will continue to update this list of resources and responses as more emerge from the field based on recommendations from the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF). MSU created the Spartan Strong Fund, which has […]

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 […]

A Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Bay Area continues to grow more racially and ethnically diverse, and with this, our community grapples with issues of racial justice and social equity. The Bay Area Community Foundation (BACF) is committed to creating an environment where all feel a sense of belonging and have the opportunity to thrive. Through BACF’s strategic plan, Moving […]