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Spring 2023 Grant Application Deadline is March 1

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 grants@belvederecommunityfoundation.com

Get Ready! In 2022 BCF helped fund a disaster preparedness fair on McKegney Green

A Look Back at 2022

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.

 

 

Happy 2023 from BCF!

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 info@belvederecommunityfoundation.com.

Watchful patience is the name of the game.  Photo by Petey Stein.

2022 Annual Meeting is November 17, 7pm

2021 Contest Winner “Seabirds at Sunrise” by Donald Winners

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.

 

“Love Letters To Belvedere” Wows the Labor Day Crowd

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!

BCF Approves Ten Grants in Spring Cycle

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

Concerts-In-The-Park

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/

Summer fun awaits, and BCF is here to help support it

Spring Grant Deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The current beautiful weather reminds us that spring is just around the corner.  Do you have a project in mind that will contribute to Belvedere’s beauty or way of life?  You can fill out a grant application on-line at this website and receive an answer by late March.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 1.  We look forward to reviewing your project proposal.

A relaxed afternoon at Concerts-In-The-Park, funded in part by a grant from BCF

BCF is providing funds for fencing and shade sails at the Belvedere Park.

View BCF Annual Meeting Videos Here!

Thanks to everyone who made the Belvedere Community Foundation’s annual meeting a great success.  As promised, you can view the wonderful videos  from the meeting below.  Click on the play button in the center of the image and enjoy!

 

 

 

BCF Annual Meeting is Thursday, November 18, 7pm

We’re very excited that this year’s Annual Meeting will be in person in the City Hall Council Chambers!  We hope you will join us.

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7 pm
Belvedere City Hall
Business Meeting, Photo Contest, and Refreshments

Attendance will be limited.  RSVP using the link below.

Register for BCF Annual Meeting

Attendees must be fully vaccinated.
BCF will comply with masking requirements and other COVID-related restrictions in accordance with Marin Public Health guidelines in place on November 18.

The photo contest is still open for submissions, but not for much longer!  Deadline is midnight of November 3.

Look for our annual newsletter in your mailbox beginning Wednesday, Oct. 27.

2018 Photo Contest winners pose at that year’s Annual Meeting

2020 winner, Wildlife Category: Pelicans and Cormorant on Election Day by Joan Moir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BCF Sponsors Belvedere’s 125th Birthday Bash

The Belvedere Park gazebo became a wine bar and food trucks serving delicious dinners took over the basketball court as Belvedere celebrated 125 years of civic life on September 4.  Children chased bubbles on the lawn, while kids of all ages enjoyed popcorn.  Hadley Construction provided their tricked-out truck as a stage for live music.  Mayor James Campbell addressed the revelers, recounting stories from Belvedere’s early years, while party organizers Adam Gavzer and Sandy Donnell reminded everyone of why we love Belvedere.  Thanks to everyone who donated wine and to Anne Feinberg, whose decorations transformed the gazebo into a giant birthday cake.  An open-air screening of “The Princess Bride” capped off the evening.  Supporting and celebrating our special community is what BCF is all about, and we were thrilled to be the lead sponsor of this wonderful event.  Photos by Jeffery Stein.