USA: Michigan: Berrien County
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Grants of up to $10,000 to Berrien County, Michigan nonprofits, schools, religious organizations, and units of government to enhance opportunities and programs in the areas of arts and humanities, community development, environmental and animal protection, health, children and youth, education, and seniors.
More details on the program areas are as follows:
Arts and Humanities - Programming that opens opportunities for more residents to participate in and experience the arts in the community. Supports historical preservation programs and projects.
Community Development - Addresses emerging community needs and issues that will help aid in the long-term overall planning and development of Berrien County.
Environmental and Animal Protection - Programs to protect and enhance understanding of the environment and for the humane treatment of animals.
Healthful Living - Programs to enhance the health of Berrien County residents and educating people to make healthy choices.
Nurturing Our Children - Programs that help provide nurturing to the young children of the community.
Quality Education - Programs to enhance and encourage continuing quality education.
Senior Empowerment - Programs to improve the quality of life for Berrien County senior citizens.
Youth Leadership and Development - Programs that enhance the quality of life for Berrien County youth while helping them to make positive life choices and encourage positive peer pressure. Specifically, the Foundation is interested in programs that address:
- Drug abuse and alcohol prevention and awareness
- Teen sex and pregnancy prevention
- Positive entertainment and recreation for youth such as Summer programs, Extra curricular programs, After-school programs
- Mental and physical health issues in youth such as Depression and suicide, Bullying, Obesity
The Berrien Community Foundation is most interested in funding Berrien County programs that:
- Take an imaginative and innovative approach;
- Focus on prevention;
- Solve critical local problems or address critical local needs;
- Can be sustained without continued funding from the community foundation;
- Encourage collaboration and cooperation among charities and do not duplicate existing services;
- Unite and build our communities behind a common goal;
- Attract volunteer resources and support; and
- Provide leverage for generating other funds or resources.
Estimated Size of Grant:
Grant project start dates should be November or later.
Register and apply online: http://www.berriencommunity.org/user/register
Lisa Cripps-Downey, President
Sandra Tardi, Finance/Program Director
Adrienne Glisson, Finance/Program Assistant
Berrien Community Foundation
2900 S. State Suite 2E (Main Office)
St. Joseph, MI 49085