Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

50 years of good 1963 - 2013

Ypsilanti Area Community Fund

Established in 2001, the Ypsilanti Area Community Fund (YACF) is dedicated to building a permanent endowment to enrich the quality of life in the Ypsilanti  area.

  • We award grants to support local organizations and programs that serve Ypsilanti residents.
    YACF awards more than $30,000 in competitive grants each year - and has awarded nearly $1.2 million to support local community projects and programs.
  • We connect donors to local causes.
    More than $2 million in gifts, large and small, from people who care about Ypsilanti have helped support local community projects and build a permanent endowment that will continue to grow.
  • We bring community leaders together.
    YACF's Advisory Committee includes 15 community leaders who work together to award grants that meet the changing needs of Ypsilanti's community.
  • We build endowment that will be available to invest in Ypsilanti's future -
    For good. For ever.
    As an affiliate of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, YACF benefits from AAACF's professional program staff, philanthropic, and investment expertise. AAACF's long-term investment strategy ensures YACF's endowment will continut to grow and be availalbe to invest in our community's future.

The Ypsilanti Area Community Fund has received more than $2 million in gifts and welcomed named funds to benefit the Ypsilanti area.

More than 170 community members have joined YACF's 1825 Founder's Society  - to help build YACF's grant capacity and make a positive difference in Ypsilanti's future.

To learn more about how you can support the Ypsilanti Area Community Fund, please contact Shelley Strickland.