Giving Center

Education

A healthy community opens themselves to new ideas and provides high quality education and life-long learning for all members of the community.

Andrea M. Storrs Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships for Hastings Area students.
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Ball Family Scholarship – TAEF

The Ball Family believes students achieve a gain success through the support and mentorship received by the teaching and coaching staff. They wish to give back to TK in a way that is meaningful and inspirational to students attending TK and are pursuing a degree in the STEM field.
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Barbara Colleen Hooten Memorial Fund – DKEF

To enhance the educational experiences of elementary age students from Delton & Hastings Schools Systems, occasionally provide college scholarships and scholarships for Barry County YMCA experiences.
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Barry Career Access Network

This fund shall be used to support the career access network for Barry County. Barry Community Foundation is proud to be a supporter of the Barry Career Access Network effort, known as BCAN!, and its goal to increase the percentage of Greater Barry County residents with post-high school certificates or degrees to 60% by the year 2025. BCAN!, which is…
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Barry Community Enrichment Center (BCEC)

Community is at the heart of everything we do. The Barry Community Enrichment Center (BCEC) is home to 11 non-profit agencies who are dedicated to providing our community with a variety of services, enrichment and education. The building is host to community events, workshops and classes. It is a place where community members can come to receive help, find resources…
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Barry County Career Technical Education Fund

To support CTE programming in Barry County.
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Barry County Christian School KickStart Fund

This fund will support Barry County Christian Students Children Savings Accounts by providing matches as determined by the Committee of KickStart.
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Barry County Early Education Fund

The fund shall be used to support the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes of the Barry County Early Education Initiative (commonly referred to as Great Start).
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Barry County Humane Society Compassion and Love for Animals

It is the intention of the Barry County Humane Society Compassion and Love of Animals Scholarship Fund is to award a scholarship to graduating high school seniors of any Barry County school or resident of Barry County who is pursuing a degree pertaining to animals.
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Barry County Junior Golf Association Fund


To support the costs associated with youth golf.
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Barry County Library KickStart Match Funds

The fund shall be used to match KickStart CSA's when child meets their summer reading goals
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Barry Intermediate School District PTO Fund

The mission is to serve the BISD by supporting classroom performance and expectation goals of "Be Safe", "Be Polite" and "Be Aware."  With a focus on Service, Solutions and continual support of the Educational and Social needs of the BISD Students.
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Be The Change Fund

Although a grant of any kind can mean the difference between enrollment or dropping out for any student in need, this fund focuses on specific grants often referred to as “retention grants,” “completion grants,” or sometimes “gap grants”—programs specifically designed to target students who: Have genuine unmet financial need and have used all other sources of aid; Are on track…
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Brad Heath Memorial Fund for Skilled Trades

This fund will support all costs associated with the journey to degrees, certifications and/or apprenticeships for Barry County residents seeking employment in skilled trades.
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Brian Appel Trades Scholarship Fund – TAEF

Provides scholarships to Thornapple Kellogg students pursuing a certification or degree in the skilled trade field or health care profession.
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Caledonia Farmers Elevator Robert Newman Educational Scholarship Fund

The Caledonia Farmers Elevator Robert Newman Educational Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to students region-wide who are pursuing a career in Agriculture or Agribusiness. Eligibility Requirements:
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Career & Technical Education Fund

The anonymous donors of this fund established this fund to support county wide education for career and technical education, in its broadest sense.
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Cedar Creek Career & Technical Education Fund

The fund will be used for the purposes of career training in the field of manufacturing industry
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Chamberlin Skilled Trades Fund – DKEF

Provides scholarships to Delton Kellogg students pursuing a certification or degree in the skilled trade field.
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Children’s Assistance Program (CAP)

Information Coming Soon
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Clay Hills Farm Fund – TAEF

This granting fund will be used to provide assistance to Thornapple Kellogg High School students who are pursuing vocational training opportunities.
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Coach and Kathleen Clarey Scholarship Fund

To Be Determined
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Coleman Agency MJ Scholarship Fund

To provide grants for charitable programs and organizations through the service area of the Coleman Agency of Hastings, Inc.
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Dan Dykstra Jr. Memorial Fund – TAEF

Established by Barb & Dave Dykstra to financially assist qualified Thornapple Township Emergency Services volunteers that are interested in continuing and/or advancing their EMS and fire fighting expertise.
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Dave Storms YMCA Community Outreach Fund

To support community outreach efforts by the YMCA of Barry County such as Y Mentors, CATCH Summer Playground, Y on the Fly, and the B. Bus Mobile Library.
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