Below, you'll find our recent updates, newsletters, publications and more.
AAACF is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications! Available grant programs include the Dedicated Grant Program and Community Grantmaking Program.
Helmut Stern loved the Ann Arbor area, and he chose to give back to his community in a powerful and lasting way through a $16.2 million unrestricted gift! Look for more details in the coming weeks.
The Foundation’s portfolio had a good year in 2017, gaining 16.4% for the year, and benefiting from strength in global financial markets.
We love where we live—and we know you do, too! Thank you for entrusting us with your philanthropy to enhance our community. Our Community Grantmaking Program, supported by community impact (unrestricted) and field-of-interest funds, made many grants of significance last year—and will do so, forever.
YACF is excited to be announcing two multi-year grants to support Community Action Network (CAN), in partnership with the Lincoln Consolidated School District and Brick Elementary School, and Family Learning Institute (FLI), in partnership with Mentor to Youth and Washtenaw Community College at Parkridge Community Center.
The largest competition dedicated to seniors in North America is launching at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF). Vital Seniors: A Community Innovation Competition, a $2.5M initiative sponsored by the Glacier Hills Legacy Fund at AAACF, will support innovative projects designed to serve and protect our most vulnerable seniors and their caregivers.
AAACF has been enriching the quality of life in Washtenaw County for more than 50 years. And now it's simpler than ever for you to partner with us, through our new aaacf.org website. Read on below for more about our new site and how we can make a difference together.
Whether you just procrastinated or are now worried about possible tax changes, we're in the office to help until 5:30pm on Friday, December 29, 2018.
Through the generosity of Ann Arbor’s Glacier Hills Senior Living Community and Trinity Health Senior Communities of Livonia, MI, an $18.25 million fund has been created to benefit senior adults in Washtenaw County—especially those at-risk and with low incomes—in perpetuity, managed by AAACF.
A packed gathering of private, public, and nonprofit leaders at Eagle Crest Golf Club in Ypsilanti heard announcements of three new collaborations to incentivize educational success for Ypsilanti Community School (YCS) students.
Many thanks to everyone who stopped by for our Community Open House on October 10th! In addition to the busy Open House, we hosted two dedications and two preview events, resulting in 350+ people seeing our enhanced space to serve Washtenaw County.
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.
Youth Council consists of ~25 diverse students from Ann Arbor public, private, and independent high schools who work together to better the lives of youth in Washtenaw County. At the 2017 Youth Council Year-End Reception, we celebrated the graduations of six of our Youth Council members.
On June 6th, AAACF held an inaugural event, a Celebration of Scholarships Luncheon, to honor our scholarship donors, committee volunteers, and recipients.
With the creation of a new $500,000 loan fund, Washtenaw County nonprofits will soon have access to a new source of capital. During its 2017 Annual Community Meeting, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) announced an enhanced “impact investing” effort made possible by a social-impact strategist and donor.
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