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 but only one from each program.
 
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 $10,000 and the "For Good" Mini is for projects under $1,000.
These grants are made possible through donations to the BCF Community Endowment.
Deadline: February 25th
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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.
The award will be announced at our annual meeting in early September.
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Golden Acorn Classroom Mini Grants
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 for up to $500.
Applications are open year round except for one month intervals taken to process applications.

Deadline: January 21st and June 17th

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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.
Deadline: May 15th
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Heart of Cook Grants
The Heart of Cook is the giving arm of DC Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan.
Each year Cook employees review applications to decide what projects and programs will earn
recognition and funding through the Heart of Cook.
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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.
One of the goals of the Foundation is encourage organizations and people to
work together to improve both the economics and culture of Berrien County.
The Berrien Community Foundation administers grants for the Frederick S. Upton Foundation.

Deadline: March 15th, June 15th, October 15th

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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 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.

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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.
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