BCF Grants

Check out all of our grant opportunities by following the links below!

Organizations may receive more than one type of grant each year. 

Berrien Community Foundation "For Good" Grants These grants are available two times each year and come in two sizes. The "For Good" Major is for projects over $1,000 and the "For Good" Mini is for projects under $1,000. These grants are made possible through donations to the BCF Community Endowment. Non-profit organizations, religious organizations doing community work, schools or government organizations are eligible to apply. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


Stephen E. Upton Love Your Community Grant Steve Upton is known for his charitable heart and love for Berrien County. This is a $50,000 grant awarded annually to a Berrien County non-profit organization that can demonstrate how their program or project will Love Your Community. The grant process begins with a letter of intent that is due on June 1. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION



Golden Acorn Classroom Mini Grant We know that classroom teachers often use their own funds for special classroom projects or needs. This grant opportunity is open twice each year for Berrien County teachers. The grants are up to $500. The 2018 deadlines are January 15 and June 18. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


 William J. Deputy Grants - Open to municipalities in Harbor Country, this grant opportunity was provided by a life-end gift from William Deputy who loved the Harbor Country area and wanted to see it grow and improve. The deadline for this grant application is June 11. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION



Heart of Cook Grant - The Heart of Cook is the giving arm of DC Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan. Each year Cook employees review grant applications to decide what projects and programs will earn recognition and funding through the Heart of Cook. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. 


Frederick S. Upton Foundation - Deadlines for the Frederick S. Upton Foundation grants are March 15, June 15 and October 15 each year. The grants are available to non-profit organizations serving Berrien County, Michigan. The Berrien Community Foundation administers grants for the Frederick S. Upton Foundation. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION



Frederick S. Upton Foundation Big Idea Grant - The Big Idea Grant is a special grant program of the Frederick S. Upton Foundation. Each year the Foundation provides one $50,000 grant and one $25,000 grant to non-profit organizations serving Berrien County. These grants support innovative programming and new ideas to enhance and serve our community. The deadline for a letter of intent is April 9. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION



Honor Credit Union Foundation - The Honor Credit Union Foundation provides grants to the areas in which they serve. The Berrien Community Foundation partners with Honor Credit Union for their grants and scholarships programming.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION



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