Foundation / Corporation
Berrien Community Foundation (BCF) - Heart of Cook Foundation Fund
Grants of up to $500 and grants of up to $10,000 to Michigan and Indiana nonprofit organizations, government units, and schools in eligible regions for projects in the areas of education, human services, and the environment. The purpose of funding is to build the workforce, support strong families, and protect the environment. This grant's coverage area includes La Porte, St. Joseph, and Elkhart Counties in Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan.
There are two tiers of grants. Mini-grants are for small projects requesting $100 - $500. The standard grant program is for grants of $501 - $10,000. Organizations can apply for only one grant.
The Foundation's three primary funding areas are:
Furthering Education: To promote economic development and provide for a well-trained and available workforce in the area, the Foundation will provide grants to programs that build work skills and to educational organizations and projects that supplement professional development for educators and volunteers. Projects that specifically target science and mathematical disciplines, as well as development in impoverished communities are given priority.
Supporting Human Services: Strong families are the building blocks for successful communities and businesses. The Foundation will provide grants to programs and organizations that nurture children and youth, help foster independence for those in need, ensure safety and support of older individuals, and teach parenting skills.
Protecting the Environment: As an energy provider located in a particularly beautiful and unique ecosystem, the Foundation recognizes the importance of protecting, restoring and enhancing the Foundation's natural surroundings. The Foundation provides grants to organizations and projects supporting these types of environmental activities.
The Foundation is particularly interested in proposals that:
The Foundation takes special pride in supporting organizations and projects in which their employees participate or take a leadership role. The partnership of corporate contributions and employee initiatives typically results in improved outcomes.
GrantWatch ID#: 151273
Mini-grants are for small projects requesting $100 - $500. The standard grant program is for grants of $501 - $10,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mini-Grant Application: https://www.berriencommunity.org/heart-cook-mini-grant-application
Grant Application - Long Form: https://www.berriencommunity.org/heart-cook-grant-long-form
Please direct inquiries to Heart of Cook Grant Program, Berrien Community Foundation, (269) 983-3304 x 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berrien Community Foundation
2900 S. State Suite 2E (Main Office)
St. Joseph, MI 49085
USA: Indiana: Northwest Indiana - La Porte, St. Joseph, and Elkhart Counties; Michigan: Southwest Michigan
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