October E-Update 2020

Community Good Grant Cycle
We are excited to announce the grant recipients from the 2020 Community Good Grant Cycle. There was a total of $43,500 that went to the following organizations. Congratulations, everybody! 

Coach Eby Youth & Family Center - Friday Night Alive ReFresh! 
Tibbits Opera Foundation & Arts Council - Matching Funds for Sound and Lighting Equipment
Lakeland Readers are Leaders - Book disbursement 
Tommy's House - Office and Program Enhancement
Branch County Literacy Council - JOBS program 
Colon Athletic Department - Light Up the Night 
Branch Intermediate School District - CORE Buddy Bags
South Michigan Food Bank - Fresh Food Initiative
Colon Garden Club - Gazebo Project
Michigan WDI - Removal of Barriers to Employment 
Beginnings Care For Life - Earning & Learning Program
Branch County Juvenile Court - Day Treatment Kitchen Project
Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Council of Branch County - Safe Infants / Healthy Infants Initiative
Children's Museum of Branch County - The Everbright Exhibit   
Charitable IRA Rollovers - Any Time of Year 

Tax benefits allow qualified IRA owners to experience the joy of giving more during their lifetime. You can give more for less. Required minimum distributions have been suspended for 2020, however, qualified charitable distributions can still be made up to $100,000. So your retirement funds can go farther than ever before.

You can make a difference now and in the future, with your gift to the
 Forever Fund, designated fund, or other fund (excluding a Donor Advised Fund) within the Community Foundation. 

Giving is one of life’s pleasures; we can help you enjoy it today. Call or text 517-278-4517 or email us for more information.

Supporting Young Artist 

The Community Foundation is always happy to support young artists in our Community through the Kids' Art Rocks! program. Operations and Planning Manager, Madison Hilderley, is showing the piece that will be on display at the Community Foundation's office until next August. The piece is "Blue Mountain" by Lydia Kaniewski, who is also a previous Irma L English Memorial Music Scholarship Recipient! 

Scholarship Portal Opens December 1 

We are pleased to provide an online scholarship application platform that helps applicants apply for a variety of awards with a single submission. Those graduating from or who live in our service area and entering appropriately accredited post-secondary education institution – including trade schools, two-year degree programs, community colleges, and 4-year degree colleges and universities - are welcome to review the eligibility guidelines. We will open the online portal on December 1.

Year End Giving

Simplify your annual giving: one gift to BCCF, one tax receipt. We write the checks, you relax and enjoy the extra time knowing you’re still helping all the charities you care about.  Contact us for details at 517-278-4517 or send us an email at


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