Washtenaw Impact

The power of permanent community capital.

Washtenaw County is full of strong community pride: a love for where we live, work, raise families—and where we choose to make a difference. Thanks to support from generations of donors, we’re able to make Washtenaw County a better place. When you give where you live, you are part of creating real impact, benefitting our community forever.

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AAACF’s competitive grant programs invest in nonprofits serving specific communities, as well as those serving across the entirety of Washtenaw County. Click on each of these examples from our 2016 grants to learn more about our impact and the power of permanent community capital.

Ann Arbor
Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley
Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley

Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley

Through the Community Grantmaking program, AAACF provided general operating support to Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley. Based on national best practice and local nonprofit input, the Community Grantmaking Program supports the mission, activities, and community impact of the local nonprofit sector.

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Chelsea
Chelsea Senior Center
Chelsea Senior Center

Chelsea Senior Center

This Anna Botsford Bach Fund for Seniors grant supports Chelsea Senior Center’s Senior Nutrition Program, which includes funding for Meals On Wheels. The Bach Fund supports local nonprofit organizations and programs that improve the quality of life for seniors.

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Dexter
Faith in Action
Faith in Action

Faith in Action

The Dexter Community Fund provided general operating support to Faith in Action. The Dexter Community Fund is dedicated to building a permanent endowment in Dexter, with the goal of enriching the quality of life in the community.

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Manchester
Riverfolk Music and Art
Riverfolk Music and Art

Riverfolk Music and Arts

Support from our Cultural Economic Development (CED) initiative provided funding for the Blacksmith Concert Series at Riverfolk Music & Arts. CED is a strategic initiative that seeks to promote economic prosperity for our region by investing in and strengthening arts & culture nonprofits in Washtenaw County.

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Milan
Aid in Milan
Aid in Milan

Aid In Milan

This Community Grantmaking Program grant funds capacity-building support for leadership and strategic planning at Aid in Milan. Based on national best practice and local nonprofit input, the Community Grantmaking Program supports the mission, activities, and community impact of the local nonprofit sector.

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Saline
Saline Area Social Services
Saline Area Social Services

Saline Area Social Services

This grant from the Gerald O. and Mildred L. Bahnmiller Fund supports Saline Area Social Services’ “Shoes for Schools” project. The Dedicated Grant Program provides competitive grants to local nonprofits delivering a wide array of different programs and services in Washtenaw County.

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Ypsilanti
Community Action Network & Family Learning Institute
Community Action Network & Family Learning Institute

YACF: Community Action Network & Family Learning Institute

Established in 2001, YACF is dedicated to building permanent endowment to enrich the quality of life in the Ypsilanti area. This year, YACF awarded 2 multi-year grants:

Community Action Network (CAN): Read to Succeed (R2S) and Summer Education programs at Brick Elementary.
Family Learning Institute (FLI): Academic tutoring, SEL programming, and career exposure workshops for at-risk youth.

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Corner Health Center
Corner Health Center

Corner Health Center

The Youth Council funded the Corner Health Center’s theatre troupe program, as well as a peer education program aimed at combating depression. AAACF's Youth Council provides Ann Arbor high school students with a unique opportunity to make a meaningful difference in our community through philanthropy and community service.

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