The Barrien Community Foundation is inviting applications to its donor-advised Frederick S. Upton Foundation.
As one of the founding fathers of Whirlpool Corporation, Frederick Upton began making his mark in the world before the Great Depression. He was industrious, astute and driven but was never blinded by a passion to succeed, had a kindhearted demeanor, and was a devoted philanthropist who was steadfast in his desire to give back to his hometown.
In Fred Upton's memory, the foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations in Berrien County working to improve and enrich the quality of life of the county's residents.
To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and serve Berrien County, Michigan.
All applicants must contact the foundation at 269-983-3304, ext. 1, before submitting a proposal.
See the Berrien Community Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.