You Can Make A Difference

By giving through your community foundation, you can use your gift to meet ever-changing community needs—including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made.

Your gift can target the causes and programs you care about most.

Berrien Community Foundation understands our community’s most pressing issues and can help you establish a fund to make an impact in areas of need or opportunities that are important to you. Here are three great ways to turn your IRA into community good: 

1. Berrien Community Foundation Community Fund—Meeting ever-changing community needs.

Address a broad range of current and future needs. Berrien Community Foundation evaluates all aspects of community well-being—arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health and human services—and awards strategic grants to high-impact projects and programs.

2. Field of Interest Fund—Connecting personal values to high-impact opportunities.

Target gifts to the cause most important to you: arts, education, environment, veteran's services, youth leadership and development and more. Berrien Community Foundation awards grants to community organizations and programs addressing your special interest area. 

3. Designated Fund—Helping local organizations sustain and grow.

Support the good work of a specific nonprofit organization—a senior center, museum or any qualifying nonprofit charitable organization—by creating a specially Designated Fund. The community foundation will invest your gift for long-term growth and issue grants to your favorite nonprofit on a regular basis.


To learn more contact Lisa Cripps-Downey by clicking here or calling 269-983-3304.


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