Washtenaw Impact

The power of permanent community capital.

Washtenaw County is full of strong community pride: a love for where we live, work, raise families—and where we choose to make a difference. Thanks to support from generations of donors, we’re able to make Washtenaw County a better place. When you give where you live, you are part of creating real impact, benefitting our community forever.

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AAACF’s competitive grant programs invest in nonprofits serving specific communities, as well as those serving across the entirety of Washtenaw County. Click on each of these examples from our 2016 grants to learn more about our impact and the power of permanent community capital.

Ann Arbor
Huron River Watershed Council
Huron River Watershed Council

Ann Arbor: Huron River Watershed Council

Our Rewarding Success program provided general operating support to the Huron River Watershed Council. Based on national best practice and local nonprofit input, the Community Grantmaking Program supports the mission, activities, and community impact of the local nonprofit sector.

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Chelsea
United Methodist Retirement Communities
United Methodist Retirement Communities

Chelsea: United Methodist Retirement Communities

This Anna Botsford Bach Fund for Seniors grant supported training for staff & caregivers at the United Methodist Retirement Communities. The Bach Fund supports local nonprofit organizations and programs that improve the quality of life for seniors.

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Dexter
Faith in Action
Faith in Action

Dexter: Faith in Action

Re-granting funds from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund allowed us to provide support for Benefits Advocacy & Referral Coordination through Coordinated Funding. 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.

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Manchester
Community Resource Center
Community Resource Center

Manchester: Community Resource Center

Coordinated Funding provided two years of capacity-building support to the Manchester Community Resource Center. 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.

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Milan
Aid in Milan
Aid in Milan

Milan: Aid In Milan

Community Grantmaking funded capacity-building for Leadership & Governance at Aid In Milan. Based on national best practice and local nonprofit input, the Community Grantmaking Program supports the mission, activities, and community impact of the local nonprofit sector.

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Saline
The Fifth Corner
The Fifth Corner

Saline: The Fifth Corner

The Youth Council funded Raising Up Young Women program at The Fifth Corner in Saline. AAACF's Youth Council provides Ann Arbor high school students with a unique opportunity to make a meaningful difference in our community through philanthropy and community service.

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Ypsilanti
Hope Medical Clinic
Hope Medical Clinic

YACF: Hope Medical Clinic

The Ypsilanti Area Community Fund (YACF) supported a grant to provide orthodontics to low-income youth through the Hope Medical Clinic. Established in 2001, the YACF is dedicated to building permanent endowment to enrich the quality of life in the Ypsilanti area.

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Riverside Arts Center
Riverside Arts Center

Riverside Arts Center

First Fridays Ypsilanti received a second year of support through our Cultural Economic Development (CED) initiative. 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.

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