Foundation / Corporation
Battle Creek Community Foundation (BCCF)
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to greater Battle Creek area, Michigan nonprofit organizations for community benefit programs and capital projects. For the purposes of these grants, the greater Battle Creek area includes the City of Battle Creek, the City of Springfield, and the Townships of Bedford, Emmett, and Pennfield.
Funding is intended for the following focus areas:
Capital Campaign Funding is intended for local, non-profit organizations. Organizations can request funding every five years for major improvements or expansion of facilities, major purchases of equipment, or other large budgetary items.
Emergency Funding is used to be responsive to a community crisis. Community crisis consists of things such as natural disasters, health concerns that affect the community - such as water contamination, lead paint or disease outbreak, etc. Other examples of emergencies are food shortages, types of violence or gun violence, eminent danger/safety issues, housing crisis or displaced populations, blight or distressed buildings that pose a danger to the population, etc. This funding is not to be used for an organization that is facing a financial crisis.
Education Grants are available for programs/projects that focus on college and career pathways (such as career exploration, post-secondary experiences, etc.) and advocating for every child and their education (examples include mentoring, parent engagement, tutoring, etc).
Health Grants are intended to encourage a community where all residents are engaged in their own health/wellness and that all babies are born healthy. Objectives include access to care, maternal and infant health and community wellness and behavioral health.
Livable Community Grants are intended to assist in connecting people, building community pride, improving the quality of life for residents, and engaging the community in important efforts.
Senior Independence Grants are intended for programs or services designed to assist elderly individuals in living as independently and autonomously as possible, for as long as possible, with a satisfactory quality of life. Additionally, specific programs/projects aiming to assist in senior health/wellness, fitness, and transportation, or aid and assistance in the research/education/diagnosis/treatment/care of geriatric diseases and disorders are also encouraged.
Workforce Development grants are available for programs/projects that are in alignment with the goals and objectives of the BC Vision. Projects/programs should be focused on education as it relates to business, mentorships, professional development, employment policies/training, career exploration, post-secondary field experiences, etc.
Youth Specific Grants are funded by the Youth Alliance Committee (YAC). Funding is intended for programs that focus on and impact youth.
GrantWatch ID#: 176494
General Grants are for requests of over $1,000. The average grant awarded in this category is between $5,000 and $20,000 (with the exception of Emergency Funding and Capital Campaigns).
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.
To apply for a General Grant you will need a valid tax identification number, 501(c)(3) IRS documentation.
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.
2017 Deadlines are March 24, July 28, and November 17.
Focus Area Details:
- Capital campaign and Emergency:
- Emergency Funding:
- Livable Community:
- Senior Independence:
- Workforce Development:
- Youth Specific Grants:
For more information on the BC Vision, as it relates to Workforce Development grants, please see:
In the event you would like guidance in developing your proposal or have any questions about the grant process, please contact the grants staff (see Contact Information below).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Vice President-Grantmaking and Scholarships
USA: Michigan: The greater Battle Creek area, defined as the City of Battle Creek, the City of Springfield, and the Townships of Bedford, Emmett, and Pennfield