Howard Facilities Program Endowment Grant Application


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Grant Purpose: This grant was established by John E. N. and DeDe Howard to support programs held at facilities bearing the Howard name as of January 1, 2015.  

Howard Facilities Include:  Facilities that are eligible to apply for this grant include: John & Dede Howard Family Trail, John & Dede Howard Ice Arena, John E.N. Howard Band Shell, John & Dede Howard Skate Park, John & Dede Howard Auditorium at St. Joseph High School, Howard Performing Arts Center at Andrews University, Howard Music Hall in Hillsdale, MI and John and Dede Howard Recital Hall in Holland, MI.

Criteria: This grant is for nonprofit, school, church or government organizations and is intended to support community activities taking place within the Howard Facilities.

Deadline: September 15, 2023


To complete your application, provide the following information:

  • Completed Application
  • Budget: Provide a written budget for the project
  • Current Year Operating Budget
  • Audit or 990
  • List of Board of Directors with affiliations
  • Signature Page


For more information, contact Susan Matheny, Berrien Community Foundation Program Manager at or 269-983-3304.


Howard Facilities Program
Endowment Grant Application