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Feeding America-West Michigan Food Bank

BCF, United Way of SW MI, and the Frederick S. Upton Foundation

Mobile Food Pantries (January-December 2014)

 

Date

Time

Host

Address

City

5/14/14

11 12

Second Baptist Church

600 Donald Atkins Drive

Benton Harbor

5/15/14

11 12

Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist

528 Ferry St.

Niles

5/28/14

4 5

New Freedom Church

6210 Mountain Rd.

Coloma

6/12/14

12 1

Our Center For Better Living

717 E. Napier Ave.

Benton Harbor

6/18/14

11 12

Christian Services Center

322 Clay St.

Niles

6/25/14

4 5

New Freedom Church

6210 Mountain Rd.

Coloma

7/17/14

11 1

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist

528 Ferry St.

Niles

7/30/14

4 6

New Freedom Church

6210 Mountain Rd.

Coloma

8/20/14

11 -1

Christian Services Center

322 Clay St.

Niles

8/27/14

4 6

New Freedom Church

6210 Mountain Rd.

Coloma

9/18/14

11 1

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist

528 Ferry St.

Niles

9/24/14

4 6

New Freedom Church

6210 Mountain Rd.

Coloma

10/15/14

11 -1

Christian Services Center

322 Clay St.

Niles

10/29/14

4 6

New Freedom Church

6210 Mountain Rd.

Coloma

11/20/14

11 1

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist

528 Ferry St.

Niles

11/26/14

4 6

New Freedom Church

6210 Mountain Rd.

Coloma

12/10/14

11 -1

Christian Services Center

322 Clay St.

Niles

12/30/14

4 6

New Freedom Church

6210 Mountain Rd.

Coloma

 

 

For specific questions on the mobile food pantries, please call

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank at 269-926-2646

 


Next BCF Grant Application Deadline is

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

 

Click on BCF Grant Programs

to obtain contact information and details on how to start this application process


 

Philanthropy is Joyful Giving!

 

The word philanthropy literally means love of humankind.

All of us are capable of being philanthropists.

Edward Lindsay

 

Giving through the Berrien Community Foundation provides donors with the joy of being philanthropists and paying it forward.

That joy giving is the essence of the Berrien Community Foundation.

Anyone can be a philanthropist through the Foundation.

Please contact us so that we may assist you with your philanthropic wishes.

 

The Berrien Community Foundation, Frederick S. Upton Foundation, and the United Way

are jointly sponsoring mobile food pantries again in 2014 for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank

Click on In the News for detailed information about this collaboration and see the schedule above


Mission Statement

The mission of the Berrien Community Foundation is to promote philanthropy,

to build a spirit of community, and to enhance the quality of life in Berrien County

through our stewardship of permanently endowed and other funds.

 

We shall accomplish our mission by:

 

*  Building permanent endowments and other funds and providing a

broad range of flexible and cost-effective donor services

 

*  Investing and managing funds prudently and professionally

 

*  Making grants to support a broad range of projects and programs that address community needs,

with a focus on building a spirit of community/arts & culture, nurturing our children, and youth development and leadership

 

*  Serving as a facilitative leader, catalyst, and resource for our communities


 

Confirmed in Compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations

and

We have earned the Guidestar Exchange Seal, demonstrating our commitment to transparency

 


 

Leaving a Legacy at BCF: Estate Plan Suggested Language

For information on how to include the Berrien Community Foundation in your estate plan,

click Leaving a Legacy at BCF:  Estate Plan Suggested Language to download the pdf file.

Contact 269-983-3486 or bcf@BerrienCommunity.org for additional information

about establishing a legacy fund with the Foundation.

 

Lakeland Community Room

A Joint Gift from the Berrien Community Foundation & United Way of SW Michigan

 Legacy and donor advised funds made this partnership possible

 


BCF FACT SHEET

 

 This two page summary report provides helpful and "fun" facts about the Berrien Community Foundation and how to contact us.

 

Click on BCF FACT SHEET to download the pdf file

 

2013 Year End Summary

 

This three page summary report presents the Foundation's 2013 year via various graphs and charts.

 

Click on the 2013 Year End Summary to download the pdf file

 

 


Berrien Community Foundation
2900 South State Street, Suite 2 East
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: 269.983.3304
Fax: 269.983.4939
Email: bcf@BerrienCommunity.org
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