What We’re About
This exciting new giving network caters specifically to the needs and giving aspirations of the X and Y generations (ages 20 to 50). Modeled after a giving circle, it allows members to experience the power of collective impact and see firsthand, how their donations make a difference.
The goal of this program is to allow members to engage in a way that is sensitive to their limited time availability by means of an online voting system. As part of the registration process the network’s members will contribute to a common grant-making pool that will support an annual grant towards a focus area of the group’s choice.
This network will provide members with the opportunity to participate in social networking with like-minded philanthropists and expand social and professional connections while becoming more knowledgeable about Barry County’s needs.
- Members may reside anywhere
- Members ages range from 20 to 50 years old
- Annual Contribution
- Individual Membership: $200 (1 vote)
- Couple Membership: $350 (1 vote)
Apply for Our Grant
The members of the NextGen Network have elected Arts and Culture as their focus area in which to provide grant dollars to the community. We are inviting organizations to apply for a grant of up to $3,000 to support artistic projects or initiatives that provide community impact and promotes community culture and engagement.
Click below to download the request for proposal. The grant application is due on May 31st. Please mail or drop off application to:
Barry Community Foundation
231 S. Broadway St.
Hastings, MI 49058