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On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the Bay Area Community Foundation will host Give Local Bay, a 24-hour Giving Event for Bay and Arenac Counties.



An incredible opportunity to make a BIG impact for our community's non-profit organizations!

Donate on May 2nd and your gift makes a larger impact! Every donation made in the 24-hour period will be increased by a share of an incentive pool (final amount TBD). The more the non-profit raises the more incentive money they receive! Prizes are also awarded to non-profits throughout the day. Think of the impact you can make on the entire community if you Give Local!

Give Local Bay will raise money for our community, bring new donors and increased awareness to local charities, and help make our county a more vibrant place to live.

How can I participate?

On May 2, 2017, you can make online donations of $10 or more to your favorite participating nonprofit organizations, using your phone, tablet or computer right here on this page. Our leaderboard will update in real time showing how many dollars your favorite organizations are raising throughout the day & evening. You may also drop off a check to the Bay Area Community Foundation (located in the Pere Marquette Depot in downtown Bay City), with the name of the charity or charities you wish to support in the memo area of your check or on an attached form. BACF staff will be available to help you during the hours of 8:00 am - 8:00 pm that day.

How can I help make Give Local Bay a success?

  • Donate to your favorite non-profit organization on Tuesday, May 2, 2017
  • Use your social media networks to help us spread the word about the event! Bay Area Community Foundation and participating organizations will be promoting the event starting in early April. Find us or your favorite charity on Facebook and follow along!
  • Are you passionate about a specific organization? Then share your story! Post a testimonial to your Facebook page to that organization's page. Tell your family, friends and co-workers about it. Let EVERYONE know why you think this group is fantastic - and let them know that their donations can have a BIG IMPACT on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
  • Do you own a business? Consider sponsoring Give Local Bay. Download our sponsorship information (PDF) - contact Lisa Bourdon-Krause at 989-893-4438 with questions or for more details.

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