BCF Grant Tour

Where Can I Find Funding for That?

Berrien Community Foundation announces Grant Tour through out Berrien County to help non-profit organizations with funding questions

The Berrien Community Foundation is the home of several funding sources for area non-profit organizations. But sometimes the number of deadlines and opportunities can get confusing. To help clear up the process and keep Berrien County non-profit organizations informed, Berrien Community Foundation is offering a series of five meetings to provide information on funding opportunities and answer questions. The meetings are being held throughout Berrien County and non-profit representatives can attend whatever meeting is the most convenient for them.

“We have several funding programs flowing through the Berrien Community Foundation each year,” said BCF President Lisa Cripps-Downey. “It’s important to know the deadlines and to make a plan for funding. We also wanted to get out to all corners of Berrien County to make sure non-profits from Coloma to New Buffalo to Niles have a location that is convenient for them to come and talk to us.”

The Grant Tour locations and times are:

Niles Grant Info Tour Meeting
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Place: Niles District Library (620 E. Main St., NIles)

Berrien Springs Grant Info Tour Meeting
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Place: Berrien Springs Library (215 W. Union, Berrien Springs)

New Buffalo Grant Info Tour
Meeting Date:
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Place: New Buffalo Library (33 N. Thompson Street, New Buffalo)

Coloma Grant Info Tour Meeting
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Place: Coloma Library (151 W. Center Street, Coloma)

Benton Harbor/St. Joseph Grants Info Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Place: Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library (500 Market Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085)

The same information will be provided at each meeting so agencies only need to attend one meeting. Other area funders have been invited to provide information or present. “We will provide some standard information at the meeting and then be available to answer your questions,” said Susan Matheny, BCF Grants/Scholarships Officer. “I think non-profits will be able to gain some insight into the grant process and get some new ideas for funding.”