A Slice of BCF - Podcast

We join our friends over at 98.3 The Coast weekly to discuss what's happening in and through the Berrien Community Foundation. Check back each week for BCF interviews listed here.
Latest Episodes:

Good Things at Lory's Place
Volunteering for Senior Care Kits
Senior Care Kits
Grantmaking Processes
What Volunteerism Means
Love Your Community Winner
Carolyn's Kids Winners
Alamar Grant Winner
A Groovy Night
For Good For The Community
What's Ahead
A Sweet Lesson
A Lookback On Summer
Doing Great Things on T.E.A.M.
Backpacks For Good
Volunteer with BCF!
Serving Kids Through Big Ideas
Backpacks For Good 
Big Idea Grows Relationships
The Ins and Outs
Deputy Grant Funds Refreshing Project
The Heart of Cook
T.E.A.M. Players
Garden Party
What Goes Around Comes Around
Jobs For Life
Deadlines Springing Up At BCF
Sisters from Another Mother
Alamar Grant Apps Due Soon!
Spring Has Sprung at BCF
Bonnie Benson Day!
For The Kids
What's Your Big Idea?
A "Herstory" of Giving

Helping the Environment Through Grants
Love Your Shelter
Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy
Crock Pots Rock!
The Million Dollar History of the Heart of Cook
In Memory - Patrick Freehling Memorial Scholarship
In Memory - Jean M. Heisner Medical Technician Scholarship
Unified Civic Monuments Fund
Scholarship Season Begins at BCF
70 Years Serving Berrien County
For Good Locally
Gift Giving
Caring For Tri-County Nonprofits
Wonderland Toy Store
Tiny Living
Confetti Cannons + Grants
Celebration On The Station
Learning From One Another
Volunteers Needed: Senior Care Kits
Band Scholarship Takes Center Field
The Sweet Sound of For Good Grants
Bettering the Community Through Partnerships
Volunteer Power!
From Point A to Point B
Growing A Beach
Join T.E.A.M.!
CASA For Good

Smashing Hits All Around
A Little Bit of Everything
Act 2 of the Arts Challenge 
Backpacks For Good
Deputy Grant Sets Sail to Improvements in Harbor Country
Expanding Their Reach For Good
Promoting Unity
Record-Setting Scholarship Season
For the Community, By the Community
Backpacks, Grantmaking, TEAM, Oh My!
Dynamic Scholarships
Granting Teachers' Wishes
Calling All Colors
Love Local
Reimagining + Moving Forward
Loving Your Community Well
Bringing Minds Together to Accomplish More
Leaving Your Legacy
Helping You Help Your Employees
Give Where You Live
Reducing Harm for the Betterment of Berrien County
Senior Empowerment
Banding Together to Bring Broadband Home

Putting the "C" in BCF
Guess What's Due This Week?
Help4Her is Help For All
What's Your Big Idea?
Grants That Make the Earth a Little Greener
Need - Meet Resource, Resource - Meet Need
BCF + HoC = BFFs
Youth Helping Youth
Scholarships Available for Students
Need a Grant? We Got 'Em!
BCF Partnerships Provide SWMI CARES Emergency Fund
Teens Serving Other Teens for the Holidays
BCF Volunteers Serve Our Seniors
Soup Cans & Legacy Giving
Need a Scholarship? We Got 'Em!
BCF Arts Challenge
Calling All Volunteers!
BCF Loves Community Members
BCF Serves Community Amidst the Pandemic
BCF At The Drive-In


A Slice of BCF - Podcasts


November 23, 2022

Good Things at Lory's Place 

Lory's Place received a For Good Grant to support the Community Grief Alliance, which fosters a safe space for people who are grieving to come together to share a meal and their story. 





November 16, 2022

Volunteering for Senior Care Kits

Many people come together to make Senior Care Kits a success.




November 9, 2022

Senior Care Kits

We're doing over 900 Senior Care Kits this year!




November 2, 2022

Grantmaking Processes

Ever wondered how the grantmaking process works at BCF? We expand on the "who's" and the "what's" of it!




October 26, 2022

What Volunteerism Means

The winner of the 2022 Golden Acorn Volunteer Award winner tells us what volunteerism means to her. 



October 19, 2022

Love Your Community Winner

The winning nonprofit of the Stephen E. Upton Love Your Community Grant is investing in fathers and children.




October 12, 2022

Carolyn's Kids Winners

Two local nonprofits have each won a $50,000 grant to support their youth programming.




October 5, 2022

Alamar Grant Winner

We chat with the winner of the Alamar Nonprofit Sustainability Grant winner and how they'll use the $75,000 award to grow their nonprofit!




September 28, 2022

A Groovy Night

BCF held its Annual Meeting & Celebration last week -- and it was a groovy time to celebrate all that has happened in and through BCF this past year! We also awarded five coveted grants. 




September 21, 2022

For Good For The Community

Susan talks abou For Good Grants and how they help the community, like the Summer My Way Program at the WMCA of Greater Michiana.



September 14, 2022

What's Ahead

Lisa looks ahead to the calendar of events at BCF.




September 7, 2022

A Sweet Lesson

Countryside Academy FARE instructor Kathy Hollacher was able to teach her students the sweet lesson of maple tree tapping, how to turn sap to syrup and nutrition thanks to a Golden Acorn Classroom Mini Grant. 



August 31, 2022

A Lookback On Summer

It's been a busy summer at BCF! We look back on a busy summer and look forward to the great things in store this fall -- including our 70th celebration!



August 24, 2022

Doing Great Things on T.E.A.M.

Teens Exhibiting Able Minds is Berrien Community Foundation's program for students in Berrien County who want to give back. They make grants and do service projects throughout the year. 



August 17, 2022

Backpacks For Good

Backpacks For Good helps students have many of the school supplies they need to start the school year off on the right foot.