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Livable Community Grants

Grants to Battle Creek Area, Michigan Nonprofits
for Community Engagement Programs and Events

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Battle Creek Community Foundation (BCCF)

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Grants to Battle Creek area, Michigan nonprofit organizations for events, programs, and partnerships that build community pride, engage residents in important efforts, and improve their quality of life. Applicants must attend an orientation before applying. Grantseeker orientations will be held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Livable Community Grants are designed for groups and organizations that seek to demonstrate any of the following:

- Connecting people
- Community spirit
- Engaging a speaker for an educational/inspirational experience
- Community events
- Multiculturalism
- Urban socialization
- Environment stewardship
- Community partnerships

Priority will be given to funding requests that seek to engage under-represented populations, be innovative, aim for diversity and inclusion, youth engagement, and community partnerships.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165770

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizational grants are for nonprofit programs, organizations, and community groups either located in the greater Battle Creek area or implementing projects/programs directly affecting the citizens of the greater Battle Creek area.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grantseeker Orientations are held to support potential grantees in applying for grants, as well as provide opportunities for grantseekers to network with one another. These orientations are held regularly and eligibility for applying for a grant is dependent on each potential grantee attending an orientation before a grant can be submitted. Grantseekers must attend annually to maintain eligibility.

Orientations are the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.

- The 2nd Wednesday will always be from 2:00 - 3:00 PM.
- The 4th Wednesday will always be from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.

For more information or to register for a particular orientation, please contact the Foundation.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant submissions are on a monthly basis and due the first business day of each month in order to be considered. The committee meets on a bi-monthly basis.

Upcoming deadlines:
- March 1, 2018
- May 1, 2018
- July 2, 2018
- September 3, 2018
- November 1, 2018
- January 4, 2019

Applicants must attend a grantseeker orientation before applying.

More information on orientations:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For more information or to register for a particular orientation, please call 269.962.2181 or email

Click here to begin the online application:

Annette Chapman
Vice President-Grantmaking and Scholarships

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Battle Creek area