April 29, 2016
New and Noteworthy
Many thanks to everyone who attended our Annual Community Meeting on April 11, 2016 at Washtenaw Community College! Check out the photos and presentation slides here.
AAACF just announced a new $1 million-dollar endowed scholarship fund, the Level the Playing Field Fund, created by an anonymous donor. As its name implies, the Level the Playing Field Fund is intended to create a more equitable means for students to succeed.
As a Community Foundation, how should we balance investing in people, investing in places, investing in institutions, and investing in causes?
Thanks to the generosity of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, AAACF will receive a $250,000 grant to establish The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Fund for Sustainability, as well as a new gift annuities program and other key initiatives.
In 2015, the Coordinated Funders, a public-private partnership of seven local human service funders, prioritized capacity building funding to support organizations that are minority-led, minority-serving, and target services in eastern Washtenaw County.