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2023 Grant Recipients Announced

Through the Community Good Grant cycle this year, a total of $37,903 was granted to 11 different organizations and programs in Branch County and Colon, MI. Funding for this year’s recipients was made possible by BCCF’s Forever Fund, the Irv & Kathy Harris Memorial Fund, the Homelessness Prevention Fund, The Ralph and Rosella McLaughin Fund, Rice Family for Understanding Fund, and the Early Childhood Investment Fund.

“It is so important for BCCF to continue to invest in the organizations that make such a great impact in Branch County and Colon,” said Executive Director Erica Heminger. “Every year, the need for local solutions not only changes but also increases for our community. That is why unrestricted dollars are so important. These dollars allow the Community Foundation to focus on the specific needs of our community at any given time.”

The recipients who were able to receive full funding include the Children’s Museum of Branch County for a new exhibit, The Branch District Library to expand their Library of Things, Branch Pride for their Housing Stability and Homeless Prevention program, and Coldwater Housing Matters for new intentional furniture for their renovation of the shelter, Union City Community Chorale for scholarships for youth members, and Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary for their Promise Program.

Recipients who received partial funding for their projects and programs include The Branch County Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence for flooring updates at the shelter, Junior Achievement for their Financial Literacy Programming in Branch County, Oasis of Love Family Church for their Pay it Forward distribution, Boy Scouts of America for their building capacity in Branch County, and the Coldwater Community Center for their historic renovation.

You can read more about all the projects and programs that received funding on the Grants page of the Community Foundation’s website. Grant applications for the Community Good Grant Cycle are accepted each year from August 1 through August 31 for projects and programs that directly benefit Branch County and/or Colon, MI. For more information on qualifications, visit the Community Foundation’s website at or call the office at 517.278.4517.


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