The Anchor Bay Community Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization established to raise funds for the long-term benefit of the Anchor Bay community and the greater New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township area. While we raise funds, our primary mission is to be a grant maker.

The Anchor Bay Community Foundation was organized in 1995 with an idea from Anchor Bay Schools Superintendent Dr. Juliana Texley, School Board President Roger Facione, and School Board Trustee Bob Miller. They wanted to create a community foundation with a philosophy based on the 40-year history of the Anchor Bay Student Service Club and the Anchor Bay Mothers Club. Those groups were interested in implementing or complimenting cultural, educational and social programs in the area.

Frank C. Ruzzin, a former Anchor Bay School Board Trustee, approached friends and business people who embraced a similar interest. Those folks became Founders with twenty-five individual contributions of $1,000, which was used to establish a $25,000 endowment.

Over the years, public awareness has generated more interest in the programs our neighborhoods have enjoyed as a result of foundation-assisted community grants. With that awareness, the list of contributors has grown. The Anchor Bay Community Foundation, one of only sixty-four non-profit community foundations in the State of Michigan, now has an endowment in excess of $500,000. Since 1995, more than $250,000 in community grants has been awarded to programs that benefit area residents. In addition, 208 individual scholarships totaling $198,850 has been awarded to support higher education for high school graduates in the fields of business, criminal justice, culinary arts, economics, engineering, fine arts, general studies, government, law enforcement, mathematics, medicine, music, performing arts, science, social studies, technology, technical school, trade school, and includes internships.


Joseph P. Abell Family
Anchor Bay Mothers Club
Anchor Bay Rotary
Kenneth B. Anderson
David S. Angell
Greg & Mary Ann Bayer
Beatrice Burgess
Thomas, Sharon & Catherine Cumings
Walter & Christine Desjarlais
Mary Fusco
Patricia L. Gendernalik
William Johns
William Kolarik
Stuart & Velma MacDonald
Betty C. Niemetta & Lottie M. Schmidt, Inc.
Megan & Karen Panyard
Max J. Plante
Paul Rogers
Frank C. Ruzzin
Oscar F. & Mary R. Socia
Joseph D. & Dorothy Stabile
Gary & Juliana Texley
Ann Theut
Wayne & Joan Webber
Steven B. Whittlesey

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Board of Directors

The Anchor Bay Community Foundation Board of Directors includes members of the community from diverse backgrounds—civic and community leaders, activists, parents, educators and business people. All are volunteers who have also served their community through their schools, committees, churches, and now serve on the Anchor Bay Community Foundation Board to create a dialogue on issues …

By-Laws and Policies

BY-LAWS OF THE ANCHOR BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION By-Laws Original By-Laws — Anchor Bay Foundation March 1997 Amended By-Laws — Anchor Bay Community Foundation June 17, 2003 Amended & Revised By-Laws October 10, 2005 Amended & Revised By-Laws September 10, 2015 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF THE ANCHOR BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Policy and Procedure Manual Adopted November …

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Location: Anchor Bay Aquatic Center 52401 Ashley St. New Baltimore, MI 48047   Meeting Time: 3:00 p.m.   2018 meeting dates for the Anchor Bay Community Foundation: Thursday, January 04, 2018 Thursday, February 15, 2018 Thursday, March 29, 2018 Thursday, May 10, 2018 Thursday, June 21, 2018 Thursday, August 02, 2018 Thursday, September 13, …


The Anchor Bay Community Foundation has been organized to raise and distribute financial and other resources to promote lifelong learning for children and families; to enhance and strengthen cultural, charitable, social and educational opportunities for the community beyond what is supported by public resources.   The ongoing mission of the Anchor Bay Community Foundation is …