We join our friends over at 98.3 The Coast every week to discuss what's happening in and through Berrien Community Foundation. 



March 15, 2023

Making Noise For Good

A For Good Grant was awarded to the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra to support their outdoor concerts this summer.  



March 8, 2023

Berrien County Cancer Services

Listen to how Berrien County Cancer Services is able to use funds from their For Good Grant to help those in the community. 


March 1, 2023


BCF President Lisa Cripps-Downey and Carrie Vill, board chair of the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, chat about how the partnership between the two foundations is helping the community. 



February 22, 2023

More Than A Washer

The Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety recently received funding through our For Good Grants for a new washer and dryer. 


February 15, 2023

Heart of Cook Grants

The Heart of Cook offers two grant opportunities every year — the Heart of Cook Grant and Heart of Cook Earth Day Grant!


February 8, 2023

What's Happening at BCF

There are always things happening at BCF! Listen to what's in the works in these upcoming weeks in regard to grants, scholarships and T.E.A.M.!


February 1, 2023

Scholarships + Volunteering

BCF Board Vice Chair Sarah Jollay and BCF President Lisa Cripps-Downey chat about grants, scholarships and volunteering at BCF.


January 25, 2023

Heart of Cook

Let's chat about the Heart of Cook Grant programs through the Heart of Cook Foundation! Deadlines are coming soon!


January 18, 2023 

1 Application = 50+ Opportunities

There's a new way to do scholarships at Berrien Community Foundation this year! We've taken the process online! 


December 28, 2022

Library of Things

The Lincoln Township Library will soon be starting a 'library of things' thanks to a For Good Grant! Listen now to learn about what could be included in this library and a tentative launch date!


December 21, 2022

Looking Ahead

There's an urgent need at the Brookview Montessori School. We chat with them about it.


December 14, 2022

Launching Pad(s)

A For Good Grant is helping the Berrien Springs Community Library expand their children's launch pad program.


December 7, 2022

Senior Care Kits  

We talk about the importance of the Senior Care Kits with Area Agency on Aging's Christine Vanlandingham.


November 30, 2022

Job Training Institute  

How is a For Good Grant helping Mosaic's Job Training Institute? Listen now!


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 about 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.