BCF Grants

Check out all of our grant opportunities by clicking the names of the grants below!

Organizations may receive more than one type of grant each calendar 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 up to $10,000 and the "For Good" Minor is for projects up to $1,000.
These grants are made possible through donations to the BCF Community Endowment fund.

Deadline: September 16th, 2020.

 

Alamar Nonprofit Sustainability Grant

This grant is a $75,000 grant paid over three years that is awarded annually to a Berrien County nonprofit organization. Successful applications will focus on keeping nonprofits healthy by finding sustainable ways to take care of their employees.
The grant process begins with a letter of intent that is due on April 30, 2020.
The award will be announced at our annual meeting in September.

 

 

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: June 15th, 2020.

 

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 nonprofit 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 September.
 

 

 

 

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, 2020.
 

 

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.

Deadline: Early February 2021
 

 

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 nonprofit 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.

Deadlines: March 15th, June 15th, October 15th

 

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 nonprofit 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 13th, 2020.

 

 

 

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