Contribute to a wide range rangeof community funds at BCF:
BCF Administration and Operating Fund
Established with founding investments from The Atlantic Philanthropies and RenaissanceRe in honor of its 20th Anniversary celebrations, and with key contributions from Bloomberg Philanthropies and XL Foundation, the Administrative/Operating Fund provides financial support for the day-to-day programmes and operations of the Bermuda Community Foundation. Contributions for the long term growth and security of the community foundation will allow it to administer donor funds in perpetuity. All contributions to this fund leverage critical matched donations from key funders.
BCF Endowed Fund
Established with founding investments from RenaissanceRe in honour of the 20th anniversary of its founding and The Atlantic Philanthropies, this fund helps establish the Bermuda Community Foundation as a vital infrastructural force in the nonprofit sector. All contributions to this fund leverage critical matched donations from key funders.
Bermuda Youth Development & Football Consortium
A fund established to support community-based youth development by funding youth development projects channelled through football programmes, targeting participants ages 8-16 years old.
Critical Community Needs Fund (Code: CCN)
Funding goes towards groups, organisations and causes delivering services that tackle current and emerging critical community issues, such as gang violence.
Diversity Initiatives Fund
Established with contributions from the Diversity Institute of Bermuda and its key supporters to support diversity initiatives that encourage and advance an understanding of human diversity in Bermuda, whether related to age, class, disability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or otherwise.
Early Childhood Development Project and Research Fund
Early Childhood Development Project and Research Fund: Established with contributions from the Hemera Foundation Fund, the Gutteridge Family, the Bank of Bermuda Foundation and a private individual to improve outcomes for young children ages 0-3 years. This fund supports the advancement of the field of early childhood development in Bermuda by conducting research into the field, which includes an examination of community needs, best practices and strategic options for supporting work that improves outcomes in the field. The fund may also support projects that improve outcomes for children primarily ages 0-3 and in the field of early childhood development more generally.
Emergency Assistance Programmes Fund (Code: EAPF)
Funding goes to qualified nonprofit agencies such as Eliza Doolittle, Salvation Army, Age Concern, Coalition for Protection of Children, The Family Centre or associations of social workers, that provide emergency assistance to individuals and families as a last resort in the form of food vouchers, food, money for electricity, clothes, school supplies, shelter, victims of a crisis (destruction of home, hurricane damage).
Financial Sustainability and Streetwise MBA Project Fund
A project fund to designed to 1) support several high-level convenings aimed at bring together small businesses, not-for-profit or low profit entities and donors to discuss efficient, sustainable funding mechanisms resulting in the production of strategic funding plans for key participants and 2) the development, launch and execution of a curriculum for a sustained certificate training programme within a key institute for small business and not-for-profit organisation leaders on effectively managing a small business operation.
Key Capacity Building for Social Change
This fund strengthens leadership and organisational capacity in Bermuda’s non-profit sector, this grant provides support to local non-profit organisations and early support to grassroots organisations in the form of convenings and leader study tours. A particular goal is to increase social impact by building social movement and policy development capacity across the island.
Medical Assistance Support Programmes Fund (Code: MASPF)
Funding goes towards qualified nonprofit organisations, such as the LCCA, that provide assistance to the medically uninsured or under-insured or for the purchase of medical equipment. Examples include LCCA and Red Cross (restricted to approved organisations that do due diligence).
The Memorial Fund (Code: MML)
Funds are received in memory of loved ones who have passed away and go towards the support of nonprofit agencies and work across all fields in the honourees’ interests or memory.
READ•WRITE•BERMUDA Campaign (Code: RWBC)
This fund was established with seed support from the Buechner Society of Bermuda Fund for Family Literacy and Literature and Reverend Frederick Buechner to improve literacy in Bermuda. Funding goes to qualified nonprofit agencies such as CedarBridge Academy, Bermuda National Library, The Reading Clinic, and others to support their participation in the Building Readers, Supporting Writers, and Expanding Libraries programmes of the READ•WRITE•BERMUDA Campaign. The fund is administered by and all grant-making decisions are made by the staff of the Bermuda Community Foundation. To make a contribution to the READ•WRITE•BERMUDA Campaign visit our profile and select GIVE NOW.
Scholarship Programmes Fund (Code: SCHLP)
Funding goes to qualified nonprofit intermediary agencies such as, Knowledge Quest, Paget Parish Council, Passports to College, or the Ross Blackie Talbot Foundation that administer scholarship programmes for ‘last resort’ scholars – aspiring students that have run out of funding options.