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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.

Request For Proposals (RFP): Bach Fund & Youth Council Grants

AAACF is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications! Available grant programs include the Bach Fund for Seniors Grant Program and the Youth Council Grant Program.

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.

Celebration of Scholarships Luncheon

Celebration of Scholarships Luncheon

On June 6th, AAACF held an inaugural event, a Celebration of Scholarships Luncheon, to honor our scholarship donors, committee volunteers, and recipients.

New Impact Investing/Nonprofit Loan Program Announced

New Impact Investing/Nonprofit Loan Program Announced

With the creation of a new $500,000 loan fund, Washtenaw County nonprofits will soon have access to a new source of capital. During its 2017 Annual Community Meeting, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) announced an enhanced “impact investing” effort made possible by a social-impact strategist and donor.

2017 Annual Community Meeting Recap

2017 Annual Community Meeting Recap

Many thanks to the 400+ attendees at our Annual Community Meeting on May 8, 2017 at Washtenaw Community College! It was a great evening, full of community connections, learning, and big announcements.

Bold Ideas for Community Investment

Bold Ideas for Community Investment

In the fall of 2016, AAACF piloted a new type of community investment, called Bold Ideas, to invest in innovative ideas and projects that generate a significant leap in how our community addresses a long-term or emerging need.

Video: Community Scholarship Program Experiences

Savannah Ellington, a 2016 Community Scholar, and Shawntae Harris, College Success Coach, shared their experiences with the Community Scholarship Program at the 2016 Founders Society Luncheon.

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