Field of Interest Advised Fund
These funds provide permanent support for a specific field of interest where funds are not committed to a particular organization. You may choose to support a specific area such as the arts, education, health, human services, or other. A volunteer Selection Committee that consists of the donors and/or others the donors choose to serve on the selection committee. The committee awards grants to programs or organizations serving the chosen area of interest.
Anne and Dave Hunt Advised Fund
Battle Creek Growth Fund
Battle Creek Rotary Club Educational Fund
This fund supports excellence of education in the Battle Creek area in the broadest sense of the term "education". It is recognized, with changing times and changing needs, that innovation, enterprise, and initiative need to be exercised in determining the most effective use of this fund.
Beverly L. Pierce and Robert L. Pierce Sr. Fund
Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition (5C) Endowment Fund
Calhoun County Trailway Endowment Fund
Cates Family Education Endowment Fund
Charles H. Slauson Memorial Fund
Child Abuse Prevention Endowment Fund for Calhoun County
Chris and Myrtle Tucker Memorial Fund
Cindy S. Ruble Educational Endowment Fund
Cultural Arts Fund
Darrien Ahmad LaGrand Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Music Center of South Central Michigan
Darrington Louis Eugene Lovelace Memorial Fund
Darrington Louis Eugene Lovelace succumbed to colon cancer in November 2015 at the age of 27. Despite his battles with this disease, he yet lived, he danced, he acted, he pressed his way towards achieving his educational goals, dropping out twice, until he could no longer attend classes at Henry Ford Community College due to multiple hospital stays. This fund celebrates his "live above life circumstances" spirit and encourages everyone to pursue their dreams. To honor his memory, a book about his life is planned for release the summer of 2016.
Deborah K. Nickerson Memorial Fund for Breast Cancer
Dominic C. Brown Fund for Early Suicide Prevention (ESP)
Dorothy Height Endowment Fund
Dorothy Height served on the Battle Creek Community Foundation Board of Trustees from April 2014 until her passing in May 2016. The Board of Trustees established this fund in Dorothy's honor with lead gifts from her colleagues at the Foundation and continues to recognize Dorothy, posthumously, as a member of the Board of Trustees throughout the 2016-17 fiscal year.
Dreams of Children Endowment Fund
Emergency Medical Services Fund, Battle Creek Area
Francis Jim Ackley Fund
Friends of Norine Fund
Fulfilling A Dream Fund
Generation Next Fund
Glenn Cross Arts and Infrastructure Fund
Health Department Community Fund
Jacob M. Roller Fund
James E. & Rose M. Yore Early Childhood Education Fund
Rose & Jim Yore have a lifetime of advocacy for youth and the importance of an education, especially early childhood education, as part of their legacy. Rose stated, "The research is clear. An investment in early childhood intervention programs has shown to yield significant benefits in the areas of academic achievement, behavior and educational progression. Therefore, developing and acquiring educational skills and the desire to learn at an early age is where the greatest need lies." This fund will support scholarships, programs & initiatives that address, encourage and enhance a pre-school or early childhood education.
Keiffer G. Johnson Memorial Fund
Kenneth B. and Mary L. Puls Family Fund
Legacy Scholars Student Success Endowment Fund
Louis and Jewel Peterson Fund
Louis suffered from severe mental illnesses that greatly impacted his life, marriage and family. In spite of his illness, he was dearly loved by his wife who was determined to stand by his side to provide him with the support that he needed, even though she actually had very little knowledge about mental illnesses.
Martin J. Marty Wendt Memorial Fund
Mary H. Ruth Memorial Fund
Optimist Club of Battle Creek Memorial Youth Fund
The Optimist Club of Battle Creek is a voluntary organization of civic-minded men and women banded together for progressive thought and action in community service. It is an organization of community individuals committed to helping children in the community, promoting voluntarism, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of our members.
Pat Tornabene Education Fund
Peggy Sofia Mrozinski Memorial Youth Fund
Peter R. Ellis Youth Fund
Randy Sanger Memorial Fund
Remember Our Children Fund
Rev. Clifton V. Bullock and Voncile "Bonnie" Bullock Minority Education Fund
The Reverend Clifton V. Bullock came to Battle Creek in 1976 as pastor of Washington Heights United Methodist Church. In 1978, he built the new Washington Heights United Methodist Church and Community Ministries. Reverend Bullock is remembered as an individual who promoted among youth the value of taking responsibility for your own life, getting an education, and helping your community. The Clifton V. Bullock Minority Education Endowment Fund was established by the Kellogg Company in 1991 as a tribute to the work and life of Reverend Bullock. In December 2015, after the passing of his wife, Mrs. Voncile "Bonnie" Bullock, the family successfully requested the name of the fund be changed to the Rev. Clifton V. Bullock and Voncile "Bonnie" Bullock Minority Education Fund, in honor of her many years of actively supporting and promoting the fund since its establishment in 1991. The purpose of the fund is to advance the educational opportunities for minorities in the Battle Creek area. The College/Technical Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors, while the Adult Scholarship is awarded to students attending college, individuals living independently from parents, and individuals out of school five or more years. Both the College/Technical Scholarship and the Adult Scholarship provide financial assistance for tuition, books, and/or campus room and board costs for up to four years to the college, university, or vocational/technical institute of the recipient's choice.
Rev. William Files Male Scholars Program
Robert A. and Cynthia A. Leach Education Fund
Robert E. and Norma C. Hamilton Memorial Fund
Robert N. Ostrander Fund for Pennfield Cub Scout Pack 328 and Boy Scout Troop 374
Ronald M. Smith Carpenter Apprenticeship Fund
This Fund was established as a memorial tribute to Ronald Martin, "Ron" Smith for his many thoughtful contributions over the years to the greater Battle Creek Community. He'll be fondly remembered for his kind heart and big smile!
Sgt. Gary F. Williams Memorial Law Enforcement Program Fund
This endowment fund was established in loving memory of Sgt. Gary F. Williams to help provide support for law enforcement programs, support for officers and their families, and scholarships to individuals obtaining a degree in law enforcement.
Staff Sgt. Michael Dickinson II Memorial Fund
Staff Sgt. Michael A. Dickinson, II was killed by a sniper in Ramadi, Iraq while serving in the U. S. Army. He was a member of A Company, 9th Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) and was finishing his second tour of duty. Michael, who passed away on July 17, 2006, was a 1998 graduate of Harper Creek high school. The Staff Sgt. Michael Dickinson, II Memorial Fund was established in Michael's memory.
The Infertility Support Fund
The Infertility Support Fund was created due to our family's own emotional, medical, and financial struggles with infertility. The purpose of this fund is to provide a small grant to those struggling with infertility requiring some type of medical intervention. We hope this can help support couples desiring to start a family.