BCF In Action
Thank you to everyone who attended the annual meeting on November 16, and congratulations to our talented photo contest winners.
The annual grantee thank-you video, organized and filmed by the multi-talented Adam Gavzer, was shown at the annual meeting. For those of you who didn’t see it, or who would like to see it again, you can view it here.
At the heart of Belvedere lies a mission dedicated to preserving the natural beauty that makes our city so special for all. The Belvedere Community Foundation stands a a beacon, tirelessly working to sustain the quality of life and community ethos that we hold dear.
Your support can make a lasting impact as we strive to fund projects that not only enhance the environment but also ignite the spirit of volunteerism among residents.
Every contribution, big or small, fuels the engine of positive change. It empowers us to embark on projects that nurture our environment, promote sustainability and foster a sense of community pride. Together we can build a legacy that future generations will inherit with gratitude. Belvedere’s natural beauty is not just a backdrop; it’s a living, breathing testament to the love and care we invest in our community. Your support is the key to unlocking the full potential of our town, ensuring a vibrant and sustainable future.
Together, let’s shape a Belvedere that continues to inspire, uplift and flourish. Your contribution matters and with your help, we can create a legacy that will endure for years to come. You can donate today by clicking here. Thank you for your support.
This year’s contest was a big success. Congratulations to all the entrants and in particular this year’s winners:
Sunrise/Sunset – Dawn Carlson
Architecture – Jennifer Issac
B&W – Matthew James Gormley
Landscapes –Paige Peterson
People and Events – Kristal Hale
Wildlife – Joan Moir
PHOTO: (L-R) Matthew James Gormley, Dawn Carlson, Joan Moir, Jennifer Isaac, not pictured Kristal Hale and Paige Peterson
Join us in Belvedere Park from 9:30-12:00 on Saturday, May 6th for a Belvedere Community Foundation-sponsored Shred-it event. Bring a box — or two — of documents that you’d like to have securely destroyed and any e-waste (discarded electrical or electrical devises, TV’s, computers, etc). Shredding and e-waste recycling is FREE and done on site.
For a list of items that will be accepted and not accepted, click here
Our helpful clean-up crew will be happy to assist you. Photo by Mel Owens
BCF’s mission is to help sustain Belvedere’s natural beauty and quality of life by encouraging and funding projects that enhance our community, cultivate generosity, and inspire volunteerism among all residents.
Our current funding cycle closes on March 1, and we would love to receive your request.
Do you or your organization have a project in need of funding that matches our mission statement? You can submit an application online. We consider small requests with as much seriousness as large ones, so don’t be shy about applying. For more information about the grant application process and to begin it, go to our grant information page: https://belvederecommunityfoundation.com/grant-information/
Not sure whether your project matches our criteria? Take a look at some other projects we have funded by exploring this website. You can find information about past grant recipients at https://belvederecommunityfoundation.com/projects/. To see what projects we have funded in prior years, check out our newsletters at https://belvederecommunityfoundation.com/newsletters/.
Still have questions? Contact us at https://belvederecommunityfoundation.com/contact/
Happy January, do you have webbed feet yet? Our happiness brims over as greatly as our reservoirs, now at 100% capacity for the first time in years.
BCF’s 2022 Annual Meeting last November featured a thank-you video from our grantees. You may view it below.
We hope that you are staying dry and safe as Mother Nature showers us with an overabundance of rain. Sunny days will return; meanwhile, Marin’s reservoirs are 100% full for the first time in years.
BCF has exciting plans for 2023 – stay tuned to this space for more information. As ever, if you have questions or comments about anything BCF-related, please reach out to us at https://belvederecommunityfoundation.com/contact/, subject “General Inquiry.”
YOU ARE INVITED!
BCF ANNUAL MEETING AT BELVEDERE CITY HALL
The whole community is invited to BCF’s Annual Meeting on November 17 at 7pm.
Come to Belvedere City Hall to learn the results of the photo contest and to hear what activities your community foundation has been funding this year. Refreshments will be served.
Citizen of the Year Adam Gavzer wrote, directed, and co-produced (with Kevin Burke) the multimedia extravaganza Love Letters To Belvedere: A Community Talent Showcase, which was performed in Belvedere Park on the evening of September 3, 2022. Based on Belvedere history, the show was 100% historically accurate, except for the parts that were completely made up. Noemi Marquie was the Master of Ceremonies, Page Peterson was the Historian, and Adam was Old Man Belvedere. Our talented community, including Belvedere police chief Jason Wu, danced, sang, played, and clowned during 90 minutes of hilarity, both on stage and in videos projected onto a huge inflatable movie screen. The evening began with haikus written by the audience. At the end of the evening there was consensus – we all love Belvedere!
The Belvedere Community Foundation board met this week and approved ten grants totaling just under $30,000. Approved grants included funds for:
Mulch and new plants for Harvey’s Garden at Blackie’s Pasture
GreenTeam supplies for projects at Blackie’s Pasture, Trestle Trail, and Butterfly Garden
A Belvedere talent show proposed by Adam Gavzer, to be presented over the Labor Day Weekend
A matching grant for Belvedere Nursery School’s recovery from flooding
A new bench for Reed School
Redwood High School’s Safe and Sober Grad Night
Continuing support of Richardson Bay Audubon Center’s native plant demonstration garden
Tiburon Peninsula Little League’s opening day celebration on Main Street
A donation to MarinHealth’s mental health program, in honor of the Raccoon Volunteer Branch’s fundraising efforts in Belvedere
Does your organization have a project in mind that would contribute to the quality of life in Belvedere? Grant proposals for our Fall grant cycle are due on September 1. You can submit your grant application online: https://belvederecommunityfoundation.com/grant-information/