Below, you'll find our recent updates, newsletters, publications and more.
This grant program is comprised of numerous Field of Interest Funds with an array of funding priorities, each Fund having its own dedicated purpose. We will distribute over $34,000 in competitive grants to local nonprofits delivering program and services in Washtenaw County aligned with each Fund's purpose.
Many thanks to the hundreds who joined us for the 2019 Annual Community Meeting on May 6th!
We're grateful for the many new & returning friends join us for networking and a program of performances, announcements, and community data. Read on to see this information & more, and check out photos on Facebook to see (and tag!) yourself & friends.
Missed the event? Watch the video below or check out the slides to hear the news!
AAACF connects people—advisors & their clients, individuals & families, groups and organizations—to accomplish their charitable goals, especially through the power of endowment. We're pleased to share this 2018 Annual Report with you to honor our community's continued generosity and the impact generated for Washtenaw County.
March Madness is the time for analysis and projection, of assessing performance to date and forecasting the future. We’re proud of the performance of “our team”—of the hundreds of individuals and organizations across Washtenaw County that partner together for impact!
Given her lifelong philosophy, it is fitting that as part of her estate, Tamara provided a generous gift to the AAACF Arts Endowment. In recognition of her generosity, AAACF has established the Tamara Real Fund for the Arts within the general arts endowment.
AAACF's 2019 Education E-News has been sent out! See updates to the Community Scholarship Program, 2018 classroom grants, 2019 scholarships that are open, and more. Didn't receive it? Sign up today or read the full article online.
AAACF's 2018 Year-End E-News was released! Check out the results of the Vital Seniors competition, some helpful information about year-end giving, and Youth Council new members and updates. Didn't receive it? Sign up today or read the full article online.
Winners of the $2.5 million prizes for the Vital Seniors: A Community Innovation Competition were just announced by the Glacier Hills Legacy Fund (GHLF) of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF). The initiative, the largest of its kind in North America, was designed to catalyze high-impact innovation and create enduring outcomes for vulnerable seniors and their caregivers in Washtenaw County.
There are countless groups and connections between individuals that together make up our community in Washtenaw County. These “neighborhoods” that we live in are both literal (defined by geography) and figurative – some of us might be members of “neighborhoods” that are based on our vocation or social identity. “Arts and Culture” form the connective tissue that makes these neighborhoods thrive, allowing us to access our individual creative spirit, meaningfully connect with others, support economic activity, and give voice to our many and diverse experiences.
We are pleased to introduce the new Youth Council members who are joining the committee this academic year! They represent a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives on our community, which are critical to the thoughtful decisions of the Youth Council. These Ann Arbor high school students oversee annual grants of $80,000+ and volunteer in the community.
Vote now in People's Choice for the Vital Seniors Competition! Watch the cool videos from the top 10 finalists about
our community’s efforts toward innovation in serving our most vulnerable seniors and their caregivers.
AAACF's 2018 Fall E-News was released! Check out the 2017 Annual Report & 2018 Update, and news on the Stern Legacy Challenge, Vital Seniors Competition, and YACF community gatherings.
Didn't receive it? Sign up today or read the full article online.
AAACF's 2017 Annual Report and 2018 Update highlight exciting activity at the Community Foundation, including the Stern Legacy Challenge and Glacier Hills Legacy Fund. The 2018 Update describes how new initiatives around these gifts are already making an impact.
From supporting seniors to encouraging kids' philanthropy, from the ongoing leadership of past Trustees to emerging young leaders, and multi-pronged support for education and youth initiatives, AAACF represents philanthropy for all ages! Follow the links to read the full article online.
Join the Ypsilanti Area Community Fund at Aubree's on July 19 for a happy hour! Learn more about the new impact statement and ongoing work in our community.
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