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Berrien Community Foundation’s “For Good” Grants Program – United States

Berrien Community Foundation’s “For Good” Grants Program – United States

Deadline: 24-Feb-21

The Berrien Community Foundation is seeking applications for its “For Good” Grants Program. The “For Good” Grants are open for two cycles per year and are available in two sizes: the “For Good” Major Grant and “For Good” Minor Grant.

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Early Grant Information for NGOs

The “For Good” Minor has a shorter, simpler form geared toward organizations with a smaller request and the “For Good” Major is a standard-length grant application.

Focus Areas

Grants are reviewed in the following areas:

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Community Improvement and Special Needs;
Youth Leadership and Development.
Funding Information

The “For Good” Major Grant is for applications of $1,001- to $10,000.
The “For Good” Minor Grant is for projects requests of up to $1,000.
Funding Priorities

The Berrien Community Foundation is most interested in funding Berrien County programs that:

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Human Resource Development for NGOs to ensure Successful Fundraising

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.
Eligibility Criteria

“For Good” Minor Grant
To be eligible to apply for a Berrien Community Foundation “For Good” Minor Grant (requests up to $1,000) organizations must:
Be a 501(c)3, school, government organization or religious organization doing community projects
Be serving communities in Berrien County, Michigan
For Good Major Grant
501c3 nonprofits must also provide the following:
Tax ID number;
Most recent official financial statements (Audited, if IRS required; otherwise compiled or reviewed);
Most recent IRS Form 990N, 990EZ or 990;
List of Board members;
Current year operating budget.
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