Grant Information Tour 2022

The Berrien Community Foundation is the home of many funding sources for area nonprofit organizations. But sometimes the number of deadlines and opportunities can get confusing. To help clear up the process and keep Berrien County nonprofit organizations informed, Berrien Community Foundation is offering a series of five meetings to provide information on funding opportunities and answer questions. The meetings are being held throughout Berrien County and nonprofit representatives can attend whatever meeting is the most convenient for them. 

“We have several funding programs flowing through the Berrien Community Foundation each year,” said BCF Program Director Susan Matheny. “It’s important to know the deadlines and to make a plan for funding. We also wanted to get out to all corners of Berrien County to make sure nonprofits from Coloma to New Buffalo to Niles have a location that is convenient for them to come and talk to us.” 

The Grant Tour locations and times are: 

New Buffalo Grant Info Tour Meeting
Date: Thursday, September 1
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 
Place: New Buffalo Township Library (33 N. Thompson Street, New Buffalo)

Benton Harbor Grant Info Tour Meeting
Date: Tuesday, September 6
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Place: Benton Harbor Public Library (213 E. Wall Street, Benton Harbor)

Berrien Springs Grant Info Tour Meeting
Date: Thursday, September 8
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Place: Berrien Springs Community Library (215 W. Union, Berrien Springs)

Coloma Grant Info Tour Meeting
Date: Monday, September 12
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Place: Coloma Public Library (151 W. Center Street, Coloma)

Niles/Buchanan Grants Info Meeting 
Date: Tuesday, September 13
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Place: Niles/Buchanan YMCA (905 N. Front Street, Niles)

The same information will be provided at each meeting, so agencies only need to attend one meeting. Other area funders have been invited to provide information or present. 

“We will provide some standard information at the meeting and then be available to answer your questions,” Matheny said. “I think nonprofits will be able to gain some insight into the grant process and get some new ideas for funding.” 

For more information regarding the grant tour, contact Program Officer Chris Hurdle at or 269-983-3304.