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AAACF’s Vital Seniors Competition Announces Ten Finalists!

The Glacier Hills Legacy Fund (GHLF) at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) is pleased to announce ten finalists in the Vital Seniors: A Community Innovation Competition, a $2.5 million initiative designed to catalyze high-impact innovation and create enduring outcomes for vulnerable seniors and their caregivers in Washtenaw County.

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

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

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

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

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.

$2.5M Vital Seniors Competition for Innovation Launched by AAACF

$2.5M Vital Seniors Competition for Innovation Launched by AAACF

The largest competition dedicated to seniors in North America is launching at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF). Vital Seniors: A Community Innovation Competition, a $2.5M initiative sponsored by the Glacier Hills Legacy Fund at AAACF, will support innovative projects designed to serve and protect our most vulnerable seniors and their caregivers.

Welcome to AAACF's new website!

Welcome to AAACF's new website!

AAACF has been enriching the quality of life in Washtenaw County for more than 50 years. And now it's simpler than ever for you to partner with us, through our new aaacf.org website. Read on below for more about our new site and how we can make a difference together.

Give (Yet) This Year!

Give (Yet) This Year!

Whether you just procrastinated or are now worried about possible tax changes, we're in the office to help until 5:30pm on Friday, December 29, 2018.

Glacier Hills and Trinity Health Senior Communities Donate $18M to Transform Support for Vulnerable Seniors in Washtenaw County

Through the generosity of Ann Arbor’s Glacier Hills Senior Living Community and Trinity Health Senior Communities of Livonia, MI, an $18.25 million fund has been created to benefit senior adults in Washtenaw County—especially those at-risk and with low incomes—in perpetuity, managed by AAACF.

Three New Partnerships to Help Ypsilanti Youth Announced at Gathering of Community Leaders

Three New Partnerships to Help Ypsilanti Youth Announced at Gathering of Community Leaders

A packed gathering of private, public, and nonprofit leaders at Eagle Crest Golf Club in Ypsilanti heard announcements of three new collaborations to incentivize educational success for Ypsilanti Community School (YCS) students.

Renovations Embraced By Community!

Many thanks to everyone who stopped by for our Community Open House on October 10th! In addition to the busy Open House, we hosted two dedications and two preview events, resulting in 350+ people seeing our enhanced space to serve Washtenaw County.

New 2017-18 Youth Council Members

New 2017-18 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.

AAACF Youth Council 2017 Graduating Seniors

AAACF Youth Council 2017 Graduating Seniors

Youth Council consists of ~25 diverse students from Ann Arbor public, private, and independent high schools who work together to better the lives of youth in Washtenaw County. At the 2017 Youth Council Year-End Reception, we celebrated the graduations of six of our Youth Council members.

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