Giving Center

Belonging in Barry

Grants / Belonging in Barry

Dedicated to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

Organization to apply for a grant up to $1,000 or a sponsorship up to $300. The committee will make funding recommendations to the BCF Board of Directors for approval.

What We Fund

•Events and efforts that increase awareness and provide education or increase the effectiveness, voice, and visibility about Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQ+, immigrant, neurodiverse, and/or disability communities.

•Programs or projects that promote equity and inclusion.

•Improvements for spaces to accommodate all.

•DEI training or learning opportunities.

•Artistic projects that aim to transform narratives through the intersection of art, culture, and democracy in public spaces.

Grant awards may be given to projects that meet the following requirements.

1. To be eligible, applicants must be (or be associated with) a not-for-profit organization, school, or municipality group located in Barry County.

2. Projects or programs that benefit Barry County Residents. These funds do not support capital campaigns, endowment campaigns, and fundraising events.

3 .Preference will be given to proposals that provide community impact and promote community culture and engagement.


October 15

Download Application

Click below to download the application to apply for this grant.

Get Started

Shaping the Future by Sharing Stories.

If your organization or program has been selected as a grantee please be sure to complete your grant evaluation on E-Grant.

It’s your time to shine! Share your story with us for your opportunity to be featured in our annual report. We believe in the power of storytelling to inspire others to make a difference and change lives for those in our community. Submit your story about your program, why you are inspired by it, its opportunity for impact and how the Foundation bridged resources to make it a reality.


To learn more, please contact our staff below or call (269) 945-0526.

Jillian Foster

Director of Community Engagement
Leadership Barry County
Youth Advisory Council