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News & Events

News & Event

New 2018-19 Youth Council Members

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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