The Berrien Community Foundation announces a grant round


The Berrien Community Foundation is planning a tour throughout Berrien County to help nonprofits with questions about applying for FCC grants. The Berrien Community Foundation tells us more:

The Berrien Community Foundation is home to several sources of funding for nonprofits in the area. But sometimes the number of deadlines and opportunities can be confusing. To help clarify the process and keep Berrien County nonprofits informed, the Berrien Community Foundation is offering a series of five meetings to provide information about funding opportunities and answer questions. Meetings are held throughout Berrien County and nonprofit representatives can attend the meeting that is most convenient for them.

“Each year, several funding programs pass through the Berrien Community Foundation,” said Susan Matheny, BCF Program Director. “It is important to know the deadlines and to make a financing plan. We also wanted to travel to every corner of Berrien County to make sure that nonprofits from Coloma to New Buffalo to Niles have a convenient location for them to come talk to us.

The locations and times for the Grant visit are:


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New information meeting on the visit of Buffalo Grant

Date: Thursday, September 1

Time: 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.

Location: New Buffalo Township Library (33 N. Thompson Street, New Buffalo)

Berrien Springs Grant Tour Information Meeting

When: Thursday, September 8

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Berrien Springs Public Library (215 W. Union, Berrien Springs)

Benton Harbor Grant Tour Briefing

When: Tuesday, September 6

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Benton Harbor Public Library (213 E. Wall Street, Benton Harbor)

Information meeting on the Coloma Grant visit

When: Monday, September 12

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Coloma Public Library (151 W. Center Street, Coloma)

Niles/Buchanan Grant Information Meeting

When: Tuesday, September 13

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Niles/Buchanan YMCA (905 N. Front Street)

The same information will be provided at each meeting so agencies only need to attend one meeting. Other donors in the region were invited to provide information or present. “We’ll provide standard information at the meeting, and then we’ll be available to answer your questions,” Matheny said. “I think nonprofits will be able to get insight into the grantmaking process and get some new fundraising ideas.”

For more information regarding the Grants Tour, contact Program Manager Chris Hurdle at [email protected] or 269-983-3304.


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