Golden Acorn Classroom Mini Grants

Berrien Community Foundation wants to give creative teachers a hand! We know that many teachers would like to do extra projects but funding can stand in the way. That's why we are pleased to announce that Golden Acorn Classroom Mini Grants are again available for any school or classroom in Berrien County. The mini grant is for requests up to $500 for a specific program or project.

To review some of the classroom mini grants awarded in past years, click here.

How to get started:

  1. Find a project!  (Some examples would include requesting a tree tapping kit for a lesson on maple trees or requesting a lab kit for a geometry lesson.)
  2. Get Principal approval - you will be asked to upload a signed letter from your principal as part of the application.
  3. Click the link below to access the application portal and register as an individual. Create an account to gain access to the Golden Acorn Classroom Mini Grant online application. (Please write down your login information as we will not be able to retrieve that for you.)
  4. Fill out the simple application.

Deadline for grant submissions for the first round is February 15 and second round is June 15.


Teachers may receive one award per calendar year. For example, if you win a mini grant in February you are not eligible to apply in June of that same calendar year.


Please note: We have moved several of our grant applications to a third-party application portal, which you will be taken to after clicking on the "Apply Now" button below. You will be required to create a separate account on this third-party portal, however the login credentials for that portal and BCF's main website can be the same.