Harbor Country® Grants 2014

American Red Cross of Berrien County Team Firestoppers $17,500

Animal Lovers, Inc. Spay/Neuter 2014 $5,000

The Bread of Life Food Pantry Food Pantry 2014 $14,700

Chikaming Open Lands COL Buildings Grant $314,104

Chikaming Township 2nd Annual Taste of Chikaming $3,040

Chikaming Township Fire Fighter Turn Out Gear $38,978

Chikaming Township In-Car Camera Systems $10,000

Chikaming Township Taste of Chikaming $2,483

Chikaming Township Water Rescue Equipment $10,768

The Chronicle of Philanthropy Unsolicited - Capacity Building Webinar - Grant Seeking 101 $1,875

City of New Buffalo Barton Street Parking $160,000

City of New Buffalo Dredging Costs after DNR Grant $13,843

Coach Candy Basketball Camp Coach Candy Basketball Camp 2014 $22,450 

Cornerstone Alliance Women’s Business Center/Small Business Services Satellite Office $7,550

Edward C. Sexton American Legion Post 169 Handicapped Access Protection $6,000

Fischoff National Chamber Music Association The Best Story $8,000

Friends of Harbor Country Trails Project Manager 2014 $60,000

Friends of Harbor Country Trails Project Manager/Consultant for Safe Routes to School $17,350

Friends of Harbor Country Trails Red Arrow/ US-12 Connections/Crossings $173,150

Friends of Harbor Country Trails South Whittaker Bike-Hike $76,860

Harbor Country Opera Harbor Country Opera Season 2014 $4,000

Harbor Country Rotary Holiday Food Baskets $1,000

Harbor Country Rotary Unsolicited Winter Wear Support $2,000

Harbor Country Summer Day Camp Committee Harbor Country Summer Day Camp 2014 $118,771

Hospice at Home, Inc. Hospice Care and Bereavement $60,000

Kaleidoscope Pre-School and Childcare Center Kaleidoscope Center $30,000

Lighthouse Village Church of God Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University $14,392

Medic 1 Ambulance Medic 1 C.E.S. CPR Program $44,000

Mr./Miss New Buffalo Committee Community of New Buffalo Float $2,000

Mr./Miss New Buffalo Committee Miss/Mr. New Buffalo Scholarship $3,680

Mr./Miss New Buffalo Committee Post Pageant Events for Miss Teen NB and Little Miss NB $462

New Buffalo Area Schools Bus Trips 2013-14 $27,898

New Buffalo Area Schools Exercise Equipment $16,098

New Buffalo Area Schools Technology Upgrade $120,325

New Buffalo Arts Council 2014-15 Performance Season $15,046

New Buffalo Arts Council Black Ash Basket Weaving #2 $14,800

New Buffalo Business Association City/Township Egg Hunt $1,800

New Buffalo Business Association Independence Day Celebration 2014 $9,000

New Buffalo Business Association NBBA Website $6,000

New Buffalo Business Association New Buffalo Harvest and Wine Fest $6,650

New Buffalo Lions Club Lions Club Vision Program - Interim Funding $50,000 

New Buffalo Lions Club The Pokagon Fund Vision Grant $200,000

New Buffalo Railroad Museum Infrastructure Needs $4,327

New Buffalo Rocket Football Equipment $14,200

New Buffalo Service League Unsolicited Grant Utility Assistance $5,000

New Buffalo Service League Unsolicited Holiday Support $20,000

New Buffalo Sports, Inc. 2014 Uniforms and Equipment $9,450

New Buffalo Township Clay Street Property Acquisition $419,180

New Buffalo Township Fire Department Equipment $1,686

New Buffalo Township Glassman Park Phase I $100,000

New Buffalo Township Sign for Clay Street Property $1,998

New Buffalo Township Water Booster Station Upgrade $500,000

New Buffalo Township Water Service Truck $37,587

NightBlue Performing Arts Company NightBlue Theater Festival 2014 $10,000

River Valley School District Blessings in a Backpack $25,500

River Valley School District Bus Trips 2013-14 $31,848

River Valley School District Exploration Day $499

River Valley School District Junior/Senior Prom 2014 $2,000

River Valley School District River Valley/New Buffalo Summer School $18,617

River Valley School District Post Prom Event $3,954

River Valley School District Technology Improvement $765,795

River Valley Senior Center, Inc. Defibrillators $2,400

Sawyer Dance Troupe Summer Dance Camp August 2014 $2,775

School of American Music Senior High! $12,000

Senior Nutrition Services Region IV Inc. No Senior Hungry $44,120

Southold Dance Theater Harbor Country Nutcracker 2013 $13,875

Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Inc. Independence Day Concert 2014 $23,000

St. Mary of the Lake School Bus Trips 2013-14 $12,242

St. Mary of the Lake School K-8 ELA Textbooks $9,303

Three Oaks Baseball Association Baseball Grant Request 2014 $3,947

Three Oaks Flag Day Committee Three Oaks Flag Day Kids Zone 2014 $5,930

Three Oaks Pageant Committee 2014 Float $2,020

Three Oaks Theater Festival Three Oaks Theater Festival $45,000

Three Oaks Township Fire Department Gear/SCBA Equipment Update $72,295

Three Oaks Township Recycling Program Funding $30,924 

Three Oaks Township Wurst Festival in Michigan $1,000

Toys for Tots USMCR Toys for Tots $9,000

Trinity Lutheran Church Precious in His Sight Childcare Center Playground $40,000

Village of Grand Beach 5 Year Parks and Recreation Plan $7,000

Village of Michiana Village Public Beach Stops $56,849

Village of Three Oaks Dillard Park $18,938



Hanne Ann Forester Andrews University

Kelsey Koeller Lake Michigan College, Western Michigan University

Rachel Palen Michigan Tech

Natalie Ritter University of Michigan


Barbara Anderson Lake Michigan College

Melissa Baughman Western Michigan University

Amber Rae Bolton Brown Mackie College

Rebecca Conway Western Michigan University

Charlotte Curry Real Estate Leadership Academy

Kellie DeWit Susan Church Permanent Makeup Education

Dan Giancaspro Western Michigan University

Tony Giancaspro Western Michigan University

Jessica McManus Lake Michigan College

Anna Rafalski University of Chicago

Marlene Stamenkovich International Academy of Design and Technology

Band Grants

Ten percent of The Pokagon Fund’s annual income is awarded to programs in the areas where there is a Pokagon Band land trust consolidation site. These areas include Dowagiac and Hartford, Michigan, and South Bend, Indiana. Two members of the Pokagon Band’s Tribal Council serve on The Pokagon Fund Board of Directors and make the determination of funding for these worthwhile projects.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County School Mentoring $10,000

Busy Hands of Michiana Comfort For Those In Need $3,000

Cass County Parks and Recreation Arthur Dodd Park Master Plan $9,775

Center for the Homeless CFH Veterans Services Program $10,000

Chiara Home Respite Care Scholarship $10,000

City of Dowagiac Dowagiac Area History Museum $3,460

City of Hartford 2014 Concerts in the Park $1,000

City of Hartford Downtown Facility Improvement $5,000

Dental Lifeline Network Donated Dental Service Program $4,500

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce Dowagiac Ice Time Festival $3,000

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant $2,261

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce Dowagiac Summer in the City $1,000

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce Under the Harvest Moon 2013 $3,000

Downtown South Bend, Inc. Summer Arts Celebration $3,000

Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce Hartford Strawberry Festival $1,000

Hartford Fire Department AED Replacement $4,663

Hartford Fire Department Computer System/Training Equipment $4,000

Hartford Public Library Technology Enhancement $10,000

Hartford Public Schools Chromebooks Grant $10,000

Hartford Public Schools Drumline Grant $8,804

Hartford Public Schools Flipped Classroom $10,000

Hartford Public Schools HMS Literacy Project $9,985

Hartford Public Schools Junior/Senior After Prom $7,700

Hartford Public Schools Keyboards and Headphones $8,185

Immaculate Conception Church Language School Upgrade $10,000

La Casa de Amistad Cuarenta Años de Nuestra Casa $10,000

Reins of Life, Inc. IT Upgrade and Expansion $5,000

RiverBend Cancer Services Financial Assistance Advocacy $10,000

Senior Nutrition Services Region IV Inc. No Hungry Seniors in Hartford $9,000

South Bend Museum of Art Scholastic Art Awards $2,500

St. Margaret’s House Building Healthy Families $10,000

United Way of Southwest Michigan School Supply Spectacular $7,600

Unity Gardens Unity Sustainability Project $10,000 

The Upper Room Recovery Community, Inc. The Upper Room $10,000 

YMCA of Michiana, Inc. Diabetes Prevention Program $10,000

Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County, Inc. Safe Station $10,000