Kevin and Danielle Krupp and text that says "generosity changes everything"

Leaving the world a better place than they found it is at the heart of Danielle and Kevin Krupp’s recent gift to the Bay Area Community Foundation.

Jerome Yantz and text that says "generosity changes everything"

It started with a conversation over a cup of coffee. In 2008, a group of business and education leaders in Bay County met to discuss how our community could better prepare our youth for the future. Among these leaders sat Jerome Yantz.

Thank you for giving on Give Local Bay

On May 3, we celebrated our local Bay and Arenac county nonprofits and agencies for all that they do to make our community united, thriving and resilient. During this 24-hour online fundraiser, our community raised more than $176,000!

How You Can Help for Give Local Bay on May 4

As life returns to normal post-pandemic, there are many reasons to celebrate...and Give Local Bay is one of those reasons. Join us on Tuesday, May 3, as Bay Area Community Foundation hosts a 24-hour online giving day at www.givelocalbay.org to raise funds for nonprofits in Bay and Arenac counties who have weathered the storm. With $25,000 in matching funds and an additional $3,000 in incentive prizes for nonprofits, it’s a celebration where your gift goes further. .

Eileen Wyatt with "generosity changes everything" text

When Mary Eileen (Wyatt) Burns’ friends talk about her, the joy in their voices is contagious. They tell you about her beauty, adventurous spirit and generosity. They explain that she loved her family, community and church.

Al and Joy McFayden and text that says "generosity changes everything"

Even though their permanent address is in New Hampshire, Al and Joy McFadyen say they’ll never stop supporting the community where they built careers and raised a family.

Support for the Ukraine


When a call for help is heard, our community answers. The generosity of those within our community stretches far beyond our Bay and Arenac County borders. Daily news headlines continue to share the atrocities occurring in Ukraine due to Russian invasion on February 24. Ukrainians are being forced to flee their homes and the land they love to seek refuge and safety. The United Nations estimates that 12 million people inside Ukraine need relief and protection, while more than 4 million Ukrainian refugees may need protection and assistance in neighboring countries in the coming months.

We know many Bay Area Community Foundation donors and community partners want to help the people of Ukraine during this critical time. The Council of Michigan Foundations has compiled a list of resources and ways you can support and help the people of Ukraine.

  • The Ukraine Coalition has created a GoFundMe to support vulnerable communities impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Every dollar donated will be sent to nonprofit organizations working rapidly on the ground to provide relief through medical services, food, shelter, education and more.
  • The U.S State Department in partnership with GoFundMe has created a Ukraine Humanitarian Fund. All donations raised will be distributed to verified nonprofit organizations supporting vulnerable communities to obtain access to shelter, food, medical services, education and psychosocial support, as well as other people impacted.
  • The Razom Emergency Response was created to provide urgent help and support in face of extreme and unforeseen situations in Ukraine. They are purchasing medical supplies for critical situations like blood loss.
  • Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights (UAF) is committed to supporting women, trans and nonbinary activists on the ground in and surrounding Ukraine by providing flexible funding and security support. UAF has created an Urgent Response Fund for Ukraine.
  • Global Fund for Children is accepting emergency support for children in Ukraine facing trauma, hunger and freezing temperatures. Their local partners are mobilizing to provide food, warm clothing, fuel and safe shelter to children and families under attack in Ukraine and to refugees fleeing the country.
  • The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) has created the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Recovery Fund which will focus on addressing humanitarian needs that arise, particularly among the most vulnerable and at-risk displaced people and refugees.
  • CARE has established a Ukraine Crisis Fund to support immediate aid and recovery, food, water, hygiene kits, mental health support and cash assistance - prioritizing women and girls, families and seniors.
  • Amnesty International works to protect the human rights of Ukrainians and protect Ukrainians at risk.
  • USAID’s Center for International Disaster Information is sharing a list of relief organizations responding in Ukraine.
  • The Ukrainian American Crisis Response Committee of Michigan is sharing several organizations that support the people of Ukraine.
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross is helping people affected by the conflict and is supporting the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross.


Darold Newton, MLK Drum Major Award for Community Service Winner

We are pleased to announce Darold Newton as the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Community Service Award in Bay County. He will be honored alongside Waheed Akbar, M.D. (Saginaw County) and Erin Patrice (Midland County) during the Great Lakes Bay MLK Regional Celebration on Wednesday, January 19 at 7 p.m. Register for the virtual event at svsu.edu/mlk.

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