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AAACF Announces Winners in $2.5M Vital Seniors Competition!

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.
Cultural Economic Development Grant Program 2018 RFP

Cultural Economic Development Grant Program 2018 RFP

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

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 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

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.
2017 Annual Report & 2018 Update

2017 Annual Report & 2018 Update

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.
E-News: AAACF 2018 Summer Update

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.
Join Us for an Ypsilanti Area Community Fund Happy Hour!

Join Us for an Ypsilanti Area Community Fund Happy Hour!

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.

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.

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