BCCF General Grant
WE BELIEVE IN BATTLE CREEK!
Thank you for your interest in applying for a general grant from the Battle Creek Community Foundation. BCCF exists to improve the lives of people in and around Battle Creek.
BCCF General Grants are grant requests over $1,500 and may be considered for programs/projects that are in the greater Battle Creek area. We will also consider programs/projects serving Calhoun County in the areas of health and art only. These proposals are reviewed by committees of community volunteers. If you’re looking to apply for a Mini Grant or a Sponsorship for under $1,500 please visit our Mini Grant/Sponsorship page.
Applying for a BCCF General Grant:
In order to apply for a general grant you must use our new online platform. The online platform compiles information and support materials for managing BCCF grant requests.
How it works:
A grant applicant creates an account in the Online Grants Manager, and then logs on to that account to access the list of available grants and start a new grant application. Your application can be saved as a draft, and when you log on again it’s easy to return to that draft, make edits, and submit the application. Each account maintains a record of the application history that you can access at any time.
Once a grant is awarded, the Online Grants Manager allows grantees an easy way to see the status of their grant, check due dates, and submit electronic grant reports right from their account.
We recommend that you carefully read the instructions and reference materials found on this page before registering and starting your first application.
Creating your online account
All applicants are required to create an account. We suggest creating your account well in advance of the grant deadline to avoid any last minute issues. At the time of registration you are required to enter the following information:
- A username that is an email address
- Your contact information
- Your organization’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number (required)
- Contact information for the organization’s Executive Director
Managing your online account – for organizations
The first person to register enters the organization’s information, which creates the organization profile. It’s important to enter this information accurately at registration, because after this point the organization profile can only be edited by BCCF staff. To easily view a full history of grants and requests, we recommend that your organization create one user account for your organization. If you are unsure whether your organization already has an account feel free to call the grant staff at 269-962-2181. *Additional users can be added to your organization's account by BCCF staff.
Helpful tips when applying
For the best user experience when accessing our online grant platform, we suggest using one of the following browsers: Google Chrome 14 or higher, Firefox 9 or higher, or Safari 4 or higher. It is fine to use Internet Explorer, but you may encounter some minor technical issues.
We encourage you to read our Grant Applicant Tutorial Instructions before beginning the application process BCCF Grant Applicant Tutorial Instructions.
You may also choose to view video tutorials for your convienance as well.
- Video Tutorial 1: Site Access & Account Creation
- Video Tutorial 2: Applying for Funding
BCCF grants must be paid to a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit (including churches) or to a public entity, such as a town, public school, or state agency. All other groups will need a non-profit as their fiscal agent.
BCCF Budget Form - word doc
BCCF Budget Form - excel doc
*Note: All forms and attachments must be submitted in pdf format.