Berrien Community Foundation Going on Grant Information Tour

Berrien Community Foundation is making five stops throughout Berrien County to talk about the multiple grant opportunities offered through the foundation and new deadlines for many of its grants. 

“We awarded $6.9 million in grants last year to local nonprofits doing good work in Berrien County,” said Berrien Community Foundation Program Director Susan Matheny. “We want to set up local nonprofits for success when they apply to our grant opportunities. By attending one of these informational meetings, they can know all the new deadlines for grants this year, learn about the grant process, make a plan for funding opportunities and ask questions.”

Nonprofits such as 501c3s, schools, religious organizations and government agencies are invited to attend one of the stops on the informational tour. The same information will be provided at each meeting, so agencies only need to attend one meeting. Registration is not needed, and there is no cost to attend.

Grant tour locations and times are as follows:

Stop #1 - Berrien Springs Public Library
Date: October 10, 2023 
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Address: 215 W. Union St., Berrien Springs MI 49103

Stop #2 - Niles District Library
Date: October 17, 2023 
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Address: 620 E. Main St., Niles MI 49120

Stop #3 - Coloma Public Library
Date: October 19, 2023 
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Address: 151 W. Center St., Coloma MI 49038

Stop #4 - New Buffalo Public Library
Date: October 23, 2023
Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Address: 33 N. Thompson St., New Buffalo MI 49117

Stop #5 - Benton Harbor Public Library
Date: November 1, 2023 
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Address: 213 E. Wall St., Benton Harbor MI 49022

For more information regarding the grant tour, visit or contact BCF Program Officer Nicole Grant at or call 269-983-3304.