AAACF is dedicated to supporting seniors in Washtenaw County and addressing the growing need in our community. Since the establishment of the The Anna Botsford Bach Fund for Seniors in 2003, AAACF has distributed $1.8 million to support seniors, with a preference for programs that support caregivers. Our work in supporting seniors also includes the Phoebe Davis Fund and Oscar Reimold Fund, and our funding through Washtenaw Coordinated Funders. In 2018, we added the Glacier Hills Legacy Fund to our support for vulnerable seniors in Washtenaw County and their caregivers.
Glacier Hills Legacy Fund
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. Through this fund, AAACF will direct $650,000 of new money annually toward senior initiatives in Washtenaw County.
Inaugural Glacier Hills Legacy Fund Committee & Staff
In 2018, the Glacier Hills Legacy Fund funded the Vital Seniors: A Community Innovation Competition. The $2.5M 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.
In 2019 AAACF awarded over $1 million in grants from the Glacier Hills Legacy Fund, investing in programs, services, and research that will innovate and help Washtenaw County better serve the needs of our growing senior population. More than $600,000 of those investments were directed to a second year of funding for the winners of the 2018 Vital Seniors Competition, including building a supportive network of those grantees.