The Berrien Community Foundation is inviting applications for its William J. Deputy Fund.
Bill Deputy, a member of the New Buffalo Yacht Club and New Buffalo Harbor Commission, was a quiet philanthropist who cared about the growth of his community and the people who lived there. He had a particular fondness for the Harbor Country region’s waterfront areas but also wanted to support projects that benefit all communities in the region.
Through the fund, grants will be awarded in support of municipalities in the region in support of projects benefiting their residents. Municipalities eligible to apply include those serving the Michigan communities of Grand Beach, Harbert, Lakeside, Michiana, New Buffalo, Sawyer, Three Oaks, and Union Pier.
See the Barrien Community Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.