What We Do

At Bay Area Community Foundation, we are passionate about connecting passionate people with the causes they care about most. With diligent financial management, we maintain a variety of funds that grant out to 501(c)(3)s and nonprofit organizations and award scholarships to local students.

Our “Bay Area” includes all those in Bay and Arenac counties. In 2017, the Bay Area Community Foundation invested more than $1.68 million in Bay and Arenac counties. This includes 325 grants that were awarded to area nonprofits totaling $1.22 million.

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Arts & Culture

Perhaps nowhere is our thriving Bay Area more visible than in the rich traditions of our arts, the diversity of our cultural opportunities, and our endless stream of spirited entertainment.

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Community Initiatives

BACF Funds allow for grants that address areas fundamental to creating an outstanding quality of life in our community: affordable housing, vibrant and successful downtown areas, safety and security, quality educational opportunities, preservation of our area’s rich history, and innovate ideas to make our area thrive.

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Education & Youth

Education is a cornerstone of a thriving community. Help us increase the support for our schools, students, and families to give them the skills they need to succeed in school, careers, and life.

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One of the Bay Area Community Foundation's goals is to increase access to the Saginaw Bay so that we all may enjoy the natural resources and land in our own backyard.

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Health & Wellness

The overall health and well-being of our residents is an often overlooked component to our area's vitality. Yet, it's critically important. Improving it means not only increasing access to healthcare but also promoting healthy lifestyles.

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Human Services

Together, we can support all of our neighbors with job training, transportation, and services to make securing and maintaining jobs possible. The human services sector helps individuals and families meet their financial, social, medical, and basic survival needs.

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Offering great outdoor recreational opportunities builds healthy, active communities. It also helps attract people and businesses to our region.

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Pere Marquette Depot - Bay City, MI

Pere Marquette Depot in Downtown Bay City

Summer Office Hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri. 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

1000 Adams St., Suite 200
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: 989.893.4438
Email: bacfnd@bayfoundation.org
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