Berrien Community Foundation Archives

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]

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

Susan Matheny, Program Manager at Berrien Community Foundation and Linnea Berg, Program Manager, Neighbor By Neighbor in Harbor Country join Zack to discuss the Alamar Nonprofit Sustainability Grant, how it benefits area nonprofits, and how to apply. Details are at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

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

Lisa Cripps-Downey from Berrien Community Foundation joins Zack, along with Dick Bartz from the Berrien Springs community, to discuss the “Give Where You Live” fund in the Berrien Springs community, and how you can start your own endowment fund with the BCF focused on an area of interest or location. Details at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, March 24

Zack is joined by Lisa Cripps-Downey from the Berrien Community Foundation, alongside Bob Rowe of Renaissance Enterprises, to talk about Grantmaking at Berrien Community Foundation and their Senior Empowerment Endowment fund. To find out more information on Berrien Community Foundation, visit berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

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

Zack speaks with Lisa Cripps-Downey from the Berrien Community Foundation and Berrien County Commissioner Teri Freehling about the Berrien County Broadband Survey. You can help determine where the most needed broadband internet access should go in the county by taking the survey here: https://www.merit.edu/berrien/... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, February 10

Zack speaks with Susan Matheny, the Program Manager of the Berrien Community Foundation, and Bill Downey, the Cook Plant/Heart of Cook Foundation Communications Manager, about the new Heart of Cook Foundation Earth Day Grant program, now accepting applications through March 10 at berriencommunity.org.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with the Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, January 27

Susan Matheny from the Berrien Community Foundation, and Bill Downey, Communications Manager of the Cook Plant/Heart of Cook Foundation, join Zack to talk about the Heart of Cook Competitive Grant Program, which is now taking applications through February 10th at berriencommunity.org/HOC.... [Read Full Story]

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

Lisa Cripps-Downey from the Berrien Community Foundation joins Zack to discuss the many local scholarships available to Berrien County students, including the David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts. Get more details on Scholarships at the BCF by going to berriencommunity.org, and the David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts at davidhicksscholarship.com.... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, December 23

Zack talks with Lisa Cripps-Downey from the Berrien Community Foundation, along with Anna Murphy from United Way of Southwest Michigan, about the Southwest Michigan CARES Fund, which has raised over $1.1 Million in 2020 and disbursed over $700,000 in to the community to assist with COVID relief.... [Read Full Story]