Through our work, AAACF seeks innovative and effective solutions to community-wide issues. Our key initiatives include:
Our Community Grantmaking supports “Rewarding Success” operating support grants; “Strengthening the Nonprofit Sector” capacity‐building grants; and “Encouraging Innovation” grants for “bold ideas.” Within this three‐pronged program, grantees are evaluated on leadership & governance; high‐quality, impactful programs; and financial strength.
Washtenaw Coordinated Funding seeks to improve the way local funders and health & human service agencies work together to meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable residents.
Community Scholarship Program
The AAACF Community Scholarship Program awards multi-year scholarships to help increase college access and graduation rates for Washtenaw County students who are economically disadvantaged (currently or has in the past qualified for free or reduced price lunch), youth of color, and/or first generation college students.
Cultural Economic Development
Cultural Economic Development (CED) is a strategic initiative that seeks to promote economic prosperity for our region by investing in and strengthening arts & culture nonprofits in Washtenaw County and Plymouth.
AAACF's Youth Council provides Ann Arbor high school students with a unique opportunity to make a meaningful difference in our community through philanthropy, grantmaking and community service.