Berrien Community Foundation Archives

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, November 17

Jonny speaks with Lisa and Susan from Berrien Community Foundation about how their Annual Meeting will be a bit different this year as BCF hits the road today with Jonny for “Celebration on the Station,” a day full of appearances surprising unsuspecting people and organizations all day as we show up to award the Alamar Grant, Love Your Community Grant, Golden Acorn Volunteer Recognition Award and Golden Acorn Award For Excellence!... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, October 20

Zack is joined by Susan from Berrien Community Foundation to talk about For Good Grants, and how one of the recent grants helped Sue and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra continue to operate forward after a year with no concerts. See your organization can benefit from a For Good Grant at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, October 13

Lisa Cripps-Downey from Berrien Community Foundation welcomes Andrew Robinson from Mosaic CCDA to talk about community partnerships and the recent expansion of the organization in to the old Valueland space in Benton Harbor. See how BCF can help your organization at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, September 29

Susan from Berrien Community Foundation welcomes Gary Wood of the Friends of Berrien County Trails to talk about their recent trail project including a master plan that received a grant of $10,000. BCF helps meet needs with resources and they can help your organization as well. Details at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, September 22

Lisa from Berrien Community Foundation welcomes Susan from the Cherry Beach Project to talk about the now-public beach that was made possible thanks to numerous donations and volunteer efforts, and the help of Berrien Community Foundation. Find out how BCF can help in your community at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, August 4

Lisa Cripps-Downey from the Berrien Community Foundation and Lynne Clayton of Water Street Glassworks join Zack to talk about the return of the BCF Arts Challenge and how you can help support 9 awesome local arts organizations stay on their feet and keep their doors open. Head to berriencommunity.org for details and to donate.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, July 21

Zack is joined by Susan from Berrien Community Foundation to talk about the William J. Deputy Grant Winners for 2021, featuring Chikaming Township represented by David Bunte, and the Village of Michiana represented by Joann Fischer. Find out how you can leave a lasting legacy in your community with Berrien Community Foundation at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, July 13

Zack speaks with Susan Matheny from Berrien Community Foundation and Lyndon Azcuna from LifePlan about the For Good Grants programs at Berrien Community Foundation, and how LifePlan is using their grant to do outreach in local housing communities in Niles. Find out more about For Good Grants at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, July 7

Lisa from Berrien Community Foundation is joined by Tami from the Krasl Art Center as well as Mack & Sharon Brown of the African American History & Literature Gallery to discuss the United Civic Monuments Fund, how the project was started and supported by the Krasl, and how you can provide your support as well at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, June 29

Susan from Berrien Community Foundation gives us a peek at the huge amount of scholarship winners for 2021 in Berrien County, including Watervliet graduate Grace Weckwerth, winner of the Upton Opportunity Scholarship and the Heart of Cook Scholarship. To get more on scholarships and start one of your own, visit berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

Berrien Community Foundation – The Willging-Reed Scholarship – Wednesday, June 9

BCF is a place where resources meet needs. Scholarships are a great example of those resources. Most scholarships are for college. The Willging-Reed Scholarship is a special scholarship for orchestra students from St. Joe High School who are going to a summer music camp. Get more details at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, May 26

Susan Matheny from Berrien Community Foundation and Kortney Moore from Calling All Colors join Zack on the Coast Social Network this morning to talk about BCF’s “For Good” Grants, and how Calling All Colors used their grant to continue connecting St. Joseph and Benton Harbor students together. Find more details on grants at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, May 19

Lisa Cripps-Downey from the Berrien Community Foundation and Amy Zapal from St. Joseph Today join Zack to talk about Berrien Community Foundation’s “For Good” Grants. Hear how BCF is making a difference for local non-profits in the community, and get more details at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, May 12

Today, Lisa from Berrien Community Foundation joins us to talk about For Good grants from BCF. She is joined by Laura Jolly from The Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, who talks about the use of their For Good grant to establish an outdoor performance space. Get details on For Good grants from BCF at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Stephen E. Upton Love Your Community Grant – May 5

This week, Susan from BCF joins Zack to talk about the Stephen E. Upton “Love Your Community” Grant. Steve Upton is known for his charitable heart and love for Berrien County. A few years ago, he decided that one way he wanted to leave a legacy for Berrien County was to create a grant program at the Berrien Community Foundation.  So, the Stephen E. Upton Love Your Community Grant was born!... [Read Full Story]