The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) is a philanthropic organization with a broad community focus: enriching the quality of life in Washtenaw County. More than 50 years ago, citizens established the foundation as a permanent source of community capital. Think of us as a savings account for the community, with proceeds from our endowed funds distributed as grants for local nonprofits and scholarships.
In more technical terms, AAACF is a tax-exempt public charity* that helps individuals, families, groups, and organizations accomplish their philanthropic goals. Through a core team of 17 Trustees, a staff of 10 FTE, and 350+ volunteers, AAACF connects people, charitable causes, and permanent capital for community impact.
* One of more than 700 community foundations nationwide and the 10th largest of 63 community foundations in Michigan.