Emergency Response and Recovery Grants

In order to support organizations that are serving those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, Berrien Community Foundation and United Way of Southwest Michigan are offering the Southwest Michigan Cares Emergency Project Grant and the Southwest Michigan Cares Emergency General Operations Grant.

>>>Click here for the Emergency Project Grant

>>>Click here for the Emergency General Operations Grant


Eligible entities are:

  • 501c3 nonprofits
  • Religious organizations doing community work
  • Schools doing community work


These grants are available to those serving in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties.

To access the online grant application, you MUST create an account. This allows you to save your application and return to it later.

You can create an account by clicking the "Log In" button at the bottom of the webpage beneath CONTACT US.

If you have any questions, contact: Susan Matheny at susanmatheny@berriencommunity.org OR Amanda Drew at amanda.drew@uwsm.org