Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

2015 Grants

2015 Community Grantmaking - Operating & Capacity Building Grants

AAACF's Community Grantmaking Program took an exciting step over the past year, under the direction of the Board, to begin awarding both general operating support and capacity building support grants.  These two types of grant funding help the Community Foundation achieve local impact through supporting high performing nonprofits as well as nonprofits seeking to strengthen their internal operations and build capacity.  General Operating Support can be used by the selected nonprofit to support any mission related activity and we are thrilled to be providing funds that are flexible and allow the nonprofit to adapt the funding to meet its organization's goals and increase community impact.  Grants are supporting agencies across the nonprofit sector, including:  Basic Needs/Human Services; Arts & Culture; Neighborhood & Communities; Health; Education; and the Environment. Our 2015 cohort of Grantees include:

Operating Grantees:

  • Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Washtenaw County
  • Cancer Support Community
  • Chelsea Senior Center
  • Corner Health Center
  • Family Learning Institute
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Legacy Land Conservancy
  • The Neutral Zone
  • Ozone House
  • Shelter Association
  • SOS Community Services
  • University Musical Society

Capacity Building Grantees:

  • Community Music School
  • Packard Health
  • Saline Area Social Services
  • Washtenaw Literacy