Community Project Funds
Community Project Funds are non-endowed funds held at the Battle Creek Community Foundation for various projects, groups, and organizations within the Battle Creek area. They provide an important opportunity for the Community Foundation to offer service and leadership to the community. These funds present large variations in size, activity level, fee structure, and longevity.
AAUW Battle Creek Centennial Legacy Community Project Fund
AAUW Fund for Women in Non-Traditional Careers
Established in 2017, the Battle Creek Branch of the American Association of University Women voted to be purposeful in supporting women entering the workforce in nontraditional occupations readily available in the geographic area covered by the Calhoun Intermediate School District. However, there's a low number of trained individuals, especially women, to fill those positions. The AAUW Fund for Women in Non-Traditional Careers is designed to provide educational supplemental assistance to women with things such as books, supplies, tools, licensing, journeyman's card, testing expenses, certifications, etc. The branch feels those who obtain the training they need and possess a solid work ethic will be readily employed.
Adult Education Assistance Community Project Fund
Alano Club of Battle Creek Community Project Fund
Arts and Culture Community Project Fund
Athens Area Youth Baseball Community Project Fund
Athens/Tekonsha/Union City College Access
B-Cycle Community Project Fund
Contributions to this fund shall be used for the purchase, maintenance and enhancements of B-Cycle station(s) to be located in Battle Creek.
Barn Believers Community Project Fund
The Barn Believers Community Project Fund informs and connects people with traditional barns to encourage their continuing use in agriculture, the economy, and community.
Barriers to Post Secondary Education
Battle Creek Area Chess Activity
Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Central High School Alumni Association Community Project Fund
This fund is to support the activities of the Battle Creek Central High School Alumni Association.
Battle Creek Chamber Foundation - Collective Leadership for Community Change Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Chamber Foundation - Self Employment Program Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Chamber Foundation - Silent Observer Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Civic Theatre Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Community Foundation Arts and Culture Operating Fund
Battle Creek Community Prayer Breakfast Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Disc Golf Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Diversity Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Festivals Cereal Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Festivals Int. Summer Fest Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Master Singers Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Police Department Law Enforcement Community Education Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Skate Park Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Sports Promotion Economic Development Community Project Fund
BBCH Community Partners Community Project Fund
The purpose of the BBCH Community Partners is to support health and wellness initiatives throughout Battle Creek and Calhoun County Region.
The purpose of this fund is to support the various actions associated with components of the BC Vision.
Bedford Fire Department Community Project Fund
Believe in Battle Creek Community Project Fund
Big Homies Community Outreach Community Project Fund
BlueOx Foundation Business Fund
Brass Band of Battle Creek Community Project Fund
Bridges to Cultural Understanding Alliance Community Project Fund
Burnham Brook Appeal Fund
Burnham Brook Billiards Club Community Project Fund
Burnham Brook Dance Club Community Project Fund
Burnham Brook Golf League Community Project Fund
Burnham Brook Singers Club Community Project Fund
Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition (5C) Community Project Fund
Calhoun County Community Foundation Alliance Community Project Fund
Calhoun County Fire Prevention Week Program Fund
Calhoun County Land Bank Authority Community Project Fund
This Fund supports the 26 Fremont Street Project. To support neighborhood stabilization and community enhancement initiatives of Calhoun County Land Bank.
Calhoun County Safe School Alliance Community Project Fund
Calhoun County Shop with a Cop Community Project Fund
Calhoun County Spartan Club
This fund was established to support the activities of the Calhoun County Spartan Club Advisory Board.
Calhoun County Trailway Alliance Community Project Fund
Celebrating Street Culture Community Project Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the Celebrating Street Culture advisory committee.
Cereal City Pro Am Slam Community Project Fund
Chain Gang Memorial Fund
The purpose of the fund is to support the design, installation, dedication and maintenance of the Chain Gang Memorial and to support bicycling advocacy and safety efforts.
Chris Wigent School Wellness Program Community Project Fund
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association Community Project Fund
Climate Change Coalition of Battle Creek Community Project Fund
Community Affairs Outreach Community Project Fund
Community Center Access Community Project Fund
Court Kids Community Project Fund
Cultivating Creative Spaces Community Project Fund
The Cultivating Creative Spaces Community Project Fund is to support healthy and gracious spaces to create a nuturing creative community for everyone.
Dental Needs Community Project Fund
Dirty Funk Artistic Expression Community Project Fund
Discover Your Talent Community Project Fund
Doty Native Flower Garden Association Community Project Fund
Downtown Residential Housing Community Project Fund
E3 Achievement Inc. Community Project Fund
The mission of E3 Achievement Inc. is to "empower youth and adults to create a better future through experiential learning and entrepreneurship." The purpose of the organization is to serve youth and adults in Southwest Michigan with special focus on at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities and those with barriers to employment.
Early Childhood Connections Community Project Fund
Easy Accessibility Community Project Fund
Elementary Enrichment Community Project Fund
Emmett Township Fire Department Auxiliary Community Project Fund
Employer Collaborative Community Project Fund
Endless Envelope Community Project Fund
Expert in Residence Fund
Fairgrounds Transition Fund
Fallen Officers Memorial Fund
Fine Arts Special Assistance Community Project Fund
First Tee of Battle Creek Community Project Fund
Fort Custer National Cemetery Community Project Fund
Freedom School Community Project Fund
Friends of Battle Creek Central Swimming Community Project Fund
Friends of LAC Swimming Community Project Fund
The Friends of LAC Swimming is a group committed to supporting and developing opportunities for the enhancement of health and wellness through swimming.
Friends of the Fair Community Project Fund
Friends of the Homer Downtown Development Authority
Future Leaders Award Community Project Fund
Gear Up Community Project Fund
Get A Museum For Battle Creek Area Community Project Fund
Greater Battle Creek and Calhoun County Homeless Coalition Community Project Fund
Grow Getters Urban Youth Farming Community Project Fund
The Grow Getters Urban Youth Farming Committee is a community-based initiative committed to engage area youth in all aspects of growing and maintaining their own local food sources.
Hart's Lake Conservation Community Project Fund
Hayley's Ride Foundation Community Project Fund
Hazel Special Assistance Fund
Health Care Leadership Forum Fund
Health Community Project Fund
Healthy Elementary School Pilot Community Project Fund
Healthy Lifestyles Community Project Fund
In the aftermath of the terror and violence of the Kalamazoo shootings a "Help Now!" fund has been established to meet the many needs of the community to grieve, heal and address violence and create safer communities now and well into the future. The uses of the fund may include: 1) Sponsoring community vigils and anti-violence education events and activities; 2) Supporting special financial needs of the victims and their families; 3) Specially designed community counseling, healing and safety services that address the aftermath of violence; 4) Citizen safety planning and violence preparedness efforts; and 5) Other activities directed toward reducing violence. This fund is designed to provide a constructive outlet for those who wish to act with financial gifts in the aftermath of the recent Kalamazoo shootings.
Heritage Battle Creek - Programming Community Project Fund
Heritage Battle Creek-Rebecca Shelly Community Project Fund
I-94 Diving Club Community Project Fund
The purpose of the I-94 Diving Club is to support access to diving and build awareness of the sport in the community, particularly for those aged 19 and under.
Ignite BC collaborates with local companies and leaders to offer engaging seminars, giving our members the opportunity to expand their knowledge and help promote local business.
In the Spirit of Higher Learning Community Project Fund
Inspiration Fund - WKKF Community Project Fund
International Festival of Lights Community Project Fund
J. Kline Hobbs Access to the Arts Community Project Fund
Jim Hazel Leadership Fund
The purpose of the Jim Hazel Leadership Fund is to help youth and adults attend leadership training.
Joanne J. Konkle Community Project Fund - Calhoun County Medical Care Facility
Julia V. Milner Park Fund
Kendall Electric Community Project Fund
Kool Family Community Center Charitable Community Project Fund
Kyle Lindsey EMS Memorial Fund
Kyle Lindsey knew since he was a young boy that he wanted to be a paramedic. He somehow convinced his parents to turn their basement into a make-shift emergency room equipped with sliding curtains, bedside tables and overhead lighting. As a toddler, he turned his Big Wheels bike into an ambulance - fully loaded with a wagon and medical toolbox. Kyle graduated from Harper Creek High School in 2005 and attended Kellogg Community College to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a paramedic. Shortly after graduation, he began working for LifeCare Ambulance Service. In 2010, he joined the Leroy Township Fire Department as a paid on-call firefighter to serve our community even more. Many co-workers admired his ease and confidence when it came to emergency situations. He knew exactly what to do and did it with a big smile on his face. Kyle went back to school last year for a Mortuary Science Degree in hopes of starting his own funeral home to continue to care for families. Kyle was a true friend and had a kind heart. He made everyone feel like they were his best friend and always put their needs before his own. He will truly be missed. This scholarship will help future EMS students at Kellogg Community College pay for their education.
Lakeview & Urbandale Kiwanis Club Community Project Fund
Lakeview Band and Orchestra Boosters Community Project Fund
This fund is to support the activities of the Lakeview Band and Orchestra Boosters.
Lakeview Ford Community Fund
Lakeview Lions Club Community Project Fund
Latino/Hispanic Community Project Fund
Lauren Nicole Johnson Memorial Fund
Legacy Scholars Supporting Organization Fund
Livable Communities Project Fund
Love Thy Neighbor Community Fund
LUPUS Community Project Fund
Maddie's Pride Community Project Fund
Marie J. "Scotty" Gommer Memorial Fund
The Marie J. "Scotty" Gommer Memorial Fund was established in honor of Marie Gomer who passed away on April 25, 2017.
Maternal Advocate Program
Maternal and Infant Health Education Community Project Fund
Merritt Commons Community Project Fund
Michael Slavoff Education Fund
The Michael Slavoff Education Fund supports integrated education at Marshall Academy.
Michigan College Access Network Community Project Fund
Michigan Youth Challenge Academy Construction Community Project Fund
Miles For Memories Community Project Fund
Mobile Fresh Food Community Project Fund
NAACP Community Project Fund
National Center for Food Protection - WKKF Community Project Fund
National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Advisory Board Community Project Fund
The purpose of the fund is to support the 1) operations of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), 2) efforts to generate funds for long-term sustainability of the NCEA, and 3) activities related to the development and advancement of women's equestrian as a NCAA Championship Sport status.
Neighborhood Food Pantry - Franklin Site Community Project Fund
Neighborhood Food Pantry - Lakeview Site Community Project Fund
Neighborhood Food Pantry - Mt. Zion Site Community Project Fund
Neighborhood Food Pantry - Northeast Community Project Fund
Neighborhood Food Pantry - Shared Expenses Community Project Fund
Neighborhood Food Pantry - Urbandale Site Community Project Fund
New level Sports Ministries-Youth Village Athletic fields Community Project Fund
Nexthermal Business Fund
Nexthermal is dedicated to bettering the lives of its employees, and supporting the development of the greater Battle Creek area. To that end, Nexthermal offers employees and their dependents educational scholarships, emergency financial assistance, and other services.
NorthPointe Woods Employee Opportunity Community Project Fund
NorthPointe Woods Employee Opportunity Community Project Fund was created to provide scholarships for the educational and life enrichment efforts of the employees that work at NorthPointe Woods.
NorthPointe Woods Scholarship Fund
Northside Hills Neighborhood Association Community Project Fund
Off The Leash Dog Park at Bailey Park
The purpose of the Off The Leash Dog Park project is to create an off leash dog park on an under-utilized portion of Bailey Park.
Operation Freeze Community Project Fund
Support operational needs that enhance access for hockey players to the rink.
Pack-n-Play Community Project Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the purchase and distribution of Pack-n-Play cribs to promote the safe sleep of newborns and infants in order to improve the infant mortality rate across Calhoun County.
Pennfield Dunlap Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Community Project Fund
The Pennfield Dunlap Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Community Project Fund is to support the activities of the Pennfield Dunlap Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Advisory Board.
Pennfield Project Inspire Community Project Fund
Pooled Capacity Building Fund
Postum Club Community Project Fund
Project 20/20 Community Project Fund
Project 40th Anniversary Community Foundation Building Fund
This fund will be used for cover expenses associated with new furnishings at the Battle Creek Community Foundation's new administrative office building.
Project Hope Community Project Fund
Project Passion Community Project Fund
Project Team Up Community Project Fund
Promoting Excellent Nursing Care for Elders (PENCE) in Calhoun County Coalition Community Project Fund
PS Foodmart Business Fund HOPSFM
Purdy Parent Association Community Project Fund
This fund is to support the activities of the Purdy Parent Association by assisting the principal to raise funds for educational purposes, offer fun events and activities to students and generate interest from parents to take more interest in school activities and events.
Ralph W. Gardner Memorial Fund
Regional Health Alliance
Regional History Museum Capital Campaign Fund
Resources for Youth Community Project Fund
River Legacy Project Fund
Robert Miller Jr. Parkinson's Memorial Fund
Rose Community Project Fund
Rotary Club of Cereal City Sunrise Community Project Fund
sagaPresents Community Project Fund
Schweitzer Employee Opportunity Community Project Fund
Seeds of Growth Fund
Sisters Family Shelter Community Project Fund
Mission: To provide services that would empower families experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, jobs and provide long term solutions. Provide training tools, financial resources, resume writing, interview techniques that would help make one self sufficient.
Sojourner Truth Administration Fund
Sojourner Truth Memorial Community Project Fund
The Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee is committed to preserving the memory, history, and heritage of Sojourner Truth. Through activities such as a historical ambassador walk, recognition of local sights of significance in Sojourner Truth's life, and other events, efforts are designed to raise the awareness and appreciation of Sojourner Truth. Maintenance of the Sojourner Truth monument and other related artifacts will also be a focus of this committee.
Sootsman/Calhoun County Trailway Alliance
Calhoun County Trailway fundraising event.
Southwest Michigan Boy Scout 2010 National Jamboree Assistance Fund
Southwest Michigan Youth Community Project Fund
Spring Grove Hills Neighborhood Community Project Fund
Stacy Hart Livingston Live Love Laugh Foundation Community Project Fund
Superior Women's Community Project Fund
Support A Dream Community Project Fund
Symbiosis Community Project Fund
Tenacious G.E.M.S. Community Project Fund
The Cool People Community Savers Community Project Fund
The Optimist Club of Battle Creek Community Project Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of the Optimist Club of Battle Creek. The Optimist Club of Battle Creek is an organization of community individuals committed to helping children in our community, promoting volunteerism and improving our communities through the effective action/leadership of our members. Our focus is on helping children and improving our community through service.