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News & Event

E-News: 2019 March Madness

March Madness is the time for analysis and projection, of assessing performance to date and forecasting the future. We’re proud of the performance of “our team”—of the hundreds of individuals and organizations across Washtenaw County that partner together for impact!

E-News: AAACF 2019 Education

AAACF's 2019 Education E-News has been sent out! See updates to the Community Scholarship Program, 2018 classroom grants, 2019 scholarships that are open, and more. Didn't receive it? Sign up today or read the full article online.

E-News: AAACF 2018 Year-End Update

AAACF's 2018 Year-End E-News was released! Check out the results of the Vital Seniors competition, some helpful information about year-end giving, and Youth Council new members and updates. Didn't receive it? Sign up today or read the full article online.

AAACF Announces Winners in $2.5M Vital Seniors Competition!

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.

CED In Our Neighborhood Grants 2018

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.

New 2018-19 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, 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 for the Vital Seniors People's Choice Awards

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.

E-News: AAACF 2018 Fall Update

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. Didn't receive it? Sign up today or read the full article online.

E-News: AAACF 2018 Summer Update

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.

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.

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