Help Us Turn Belief into Action!

Help us make a difference!

change starts with you.

For nearly 45 years, the Battle Creek Community Foundation has strived to make a difference in Battle Creek, helping people, nonprofits and businesses prosper. We are only able to do this with the generous support from donors like you. Together, we have the power to champion momentum, forge initiative and enact change in our community.

Together, we are improving the health of children to senior citizens in our community by incorporating healthy eating initiatives and providing access to fresh food.


Together, we are improving education through the awarding of over $1 million post-secondary college scholarships, apprenticeships, and 

training programs.


Together, we are improving the quality of life in our community by providing funding for projects that allow a more vibrant Battle Creek full of residents enjoying their community through public art, trails, 

and river kayaking.

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When you contribute to the Battle Creek Community Foundation, 100 percent of your contribution goes toward supporting the work of improving 

Battle Creek!

Change starts with you ...

Change starts with you and our community members, whom we have the privilege to serve. At the Battle Creek Community Foundation, we bring people together to achieve much more than what any one of us could do on our own. Together, we are actively envisioning and creating positive experiences for future generations.

Be the change for your community!

Be the change you aspire for your Battle Creek,

your community, and your future.

your belief in action!

The Carson-Rizor Athletic Field

A year ago, Battle Creek children were playing in an ungroomed lot, wishing for a better and safe place to play. Fast forward to today and that empty lot has transformed into a beautiful athletic field where kids are playing, community members are gathering, and a city is showcasing what can happen when we Believe in Battle Creek.


The Battle Creek Community Foundation (BCCF), in partnership with New Level Sports Ministries (NLSM), forged this initiative to create a safe and welcoming space for the youth in our community. Together, BCCF and NLSM raised the proposed $150,000 needed to turn this vision into reality. Achieving this goal would not have been possible without the matching donation of $50,000 contributed by an anonymous donor.


In September, city officials and members of the community joined BCCF and NLSM for the Grand Opening of the field with a Believe in Battle Creek Tailgate. The field was named, Carson / Rizor Athletic Field, in recognition of the vision, sacrifice, commitment, and dedication shared by Eugene Carson and Larry Rizor. Their passion shows that when we believe together, we can achieve together.

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