Below, you'll find our recent updates, newsletters, publications and more.
Winners of the $2.5 million prizes for the Vital Seniors: A Community Innovation Competition were just announced by the Glacier Hills Legacy Fund (GHLF) of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF). The initiative, the largest of its kind in North America, was designed to catalyze high-impact innovation and create enduring outcomes for vulnerable seniors and their caregivers in Washtenaw County.
There are countless groups and connections between individuals that together make up our community in Washtenaw County. These “neighborhoods” that we live in are both literal (defined by geography) and figurative – some of us might be members of “neighborhoods” that are based on our vocation or social identity. “Arts and Culture” form the connective tissue that makes these neighborhoods thrive, allowing us to access our individual creative spirit, meaningfully connect with others, support economic activity, and give voice to our many and diverse experiences.
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, which are critical to the thoughtful decisions of the Youth Council. These Ann Arbor high school students oversee annual grants of $80,000+ and volunteer in the community.
Vote now in People's Choice for the Vital Seniors Competition! Watch the cool videos from the top 10 finalists about
our community’s efforts toward innovation in serving our most vulnerable seniors and their caregivers.
AAACF's 2018 Fall E-News was released! Check out the 2017 Annual Report & 2018 Update, and news on the Stern Legacy Challenge, Vital Seniors Competition, and YACF community gatherings.
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AAACF's 2017 Annual Report and 2018 Update highlight exciting activity at the Community Foundation, including the Stern Legacy Challenge and Glacier Hills Legacy Fund. The 2018 Update describes how new initiatives around these gifts are already making an impact.
From supporting seniors to encouraging kids' philanthropy, from the ongoing leadership of past Trustees to emerging young leaders, and multi-pronged support for education and youth initiatives, AAACF represents philanthropy for all ages! Follow the links to read the full article online.
Join the Ypsilanti Area Community Fund at Aubree's on July 19 for a happy hour! Learn more about the new impact statement and ongoing work in our community.
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.
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.
AAACF is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications! Available grant programs include the Dedicated Grant Program and Community Grantmaking Program.
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.
The Foundation’s portfolio had a good year in 2017, gaining 16.4% for the year, and benefiting from strength in global financial markets.
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.
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.
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