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The Berrien Community Foundation was established in 1952 by William Vawter and a group of concerned business people, much like the rest of the community foundation movement that started in the Midwest. The Foundation is an innovative means by which concerned citizens could put charitable dollars to work for the benefit of Berrien County residents.

Recent News from Berrien Community Foundation


Berrien Community Foundation Announces $230,000 In Grants
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The Berrien Community Foundation awarded more than $230,000 in grants during its 70th Annual Meeting and Celebration this week. Among the recipients, per a release: Well of GRACE Ministries,...more

For Good Grants with Berrien Community Foundation | News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM
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For Good Grants with Berrien Community Foundation. September 19, 2022 Mornings, Podcasts. Susan Matheny joins Jonny Reinhardt to talk about...more

Amount Of BCF For Good Grants Grows
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The amount of money non-profits in Berrien County, Mich., can get from a community foundation has gone up by 50%. The Berrien Community Foundation has increased the amount of its For Good Grants...more

Lakeland Hosts Community Education Event at Greater Niles Senior Center
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Berrien Community Foundation Boosts Grant Amounts Available to Local Nonprofits · Lazer Graphics Plans To Celebrate New Building With...more

Berrien Community Foundation Increases Size Of For Good Grants - WSJM
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The Berrien Community Foundation has increased the amount of its For Good Grants. The grants for non-profits have now gone up from $10,000...more

Application deadline for Berrien Community Foundation For Good grants is September 30
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Berrien Community Foundation also increased the minor grant amount from $1,000 to $1,500. Minor grants have a shorter, simpler form for...more

Grant Tour and More with Berrien Community Foundation | News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM
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Lisa Cripps-Downey from Berrien Community Foundation talks with Jonny Reinhardt about their Grant Tour stops as well as their upcoming...more

19 Teachers Awarded Mini Grants By Berrien Community Foundation
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Thanks to a grant from the Berrien Community Foundation, a Michigan teacher will be able to teach her students about how maple syrup is made and why trees give us sap. MLive.com reports 19...more

BIG Idea Grant Winner – Berrien Community Foundation | News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM
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Lisa Cripp-Downey from Berrien Community Foundation talks about the BIG Idea Grant and introduces the winner of a grant of...more

New Buffalo Drinking Water Stations to be Funded by 'Deputy Endowment Fund' Grant
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Berrien Community Foundation announces New Buffalo Recreational Authority as the 2022 winner of the William J. Deputy...more



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