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Below, you'll find our recent updates, newsletters, publications and more.

Vote Now for the Vital Seniors People's Choice Awards

Vote Now for the Vital Seniors People's Choice Awards

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.

AAPS Education Fund Classroom Grant Program

The AAACF is pleased to announce that we are accepting grant applications for the Ann Arbor Public Schools Education Fund Classroom Grant Program! Application Launch is October 1, 2018 and Application Close is October 29, 2018.

E-News: AAACF 2018 Fall Update

E-News: AAACF 2018 Fall Update

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.

2017 Annual Report & 2018 Update

2017 Annual Report & 2018 Update

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.

E-News: AAACF 2018 Summer Update

E-News: AAACF 2018 Summer Update

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 Us for an Ypsilanti Area Community Fund Happy Hour!

Join Us for an Ypsilanti Area Community Fund Happy Hour!

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.

AAACF’s Vital Seniors Competition Announces Ten Finalists!

The Glacier Hills Legacy Fund (GHLF) at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) is pleased to announce ten finalists in the Vital Seniors: A Community Innovation Competition, a $2.5 million initiative designed to catalyze high-impact innovation and create enduring outcomes for vulnerable seniors and their caregivers in Washtenaw County.

2018 Annual Community Meeting Recap

Many thanks to the 430+ people who joined us for the 2018 Annual Community Meeting on May 7th! We were excited to engage with such a broad group of the community with another record crowd at Washtenaw Community College.

Now Accepting Grant Applications

AAACF is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications! Available grant programs include the Dedicated Grant Program and Community Grantmaking Program.

Honoring Helmut Stern's Community Legacy

Honoring Helmut Stern's Community Legacy

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.

2017 Financial Returns

2017 Financial Returns

The Foundation’s portfolio had a good year in 2017, gaining 16.4% for the year, and benefiting from strength in global financial markets.

Community Impact 2017 Grantmaking

Community Impact 2017 Grantmaking

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.

Ypsilanti Area Community Fund (YACF) Announces Two Multi-Year Grants

Ypsilanti Area Community Fund (YACF) Announces Two Multi-Year Grants

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.

$2.5M Vital Seniors Competition for Innovation Launched by AAACF

$2.5M Vital Seniors Competition for Innovation Launched by AAACF

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.

Welcome to AAACF's new website!

Welcome to AAACF's new website!

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.

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