The Branch County Community Foundation (BCCF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities of Branch County and Colon, Michigan.
The Community Foundation was established in 1991 by a group of individuals that connected from local Rotary clubs who saw the need for a community foundation supported by donors from all walks of life.
The Community Foundation offers professional services and a place to begin for people who want to work together to create strong, prosperous communities.
Our endowment funds are preserved, invested, and managed to assure a steady stream of income for grants to organizations that serve our community.
Donors can contribute to one of over 90 funds or establish a new charitable fund at the foundation. Our mission at the Branch County Community Foundation is to promote community philanthropy, build endowments and other charitable funds, and connect community resources.
The Community Foundation has grown to its present size because of gifts and bequests from hundreds of individuals, families, organizations, and corporations.
Today the Community Foundation has total permanent assets of over $8 million!
The 2020 ILE Memorial Music Scholarship Committee had special guests for the committee meeting! Irma's son and world renowned trumpet player and the trumpet soloist for the U.S. Army Band, Woody English, and Irma's Daughter, Carol English Parker, and longtime friend Karen Wilkins joined the committee to review the 2020 ILE Memorial Music Scholarship Applications. We were honored to have them be part of the process.
Branch County Community Foundation staff got to celebrate past Director, Colleen Knight, for receiving the 2020 Coldwater Area Chamber of Commerce Public Service Professional of the Year award!