From elegant dinners to community gatherings, BCCF offers a variety of ways for people to support our work. Whether you are joining in the Christmas tradition of Stuff a Stocking or exploring new events to benefit our work and our funds, you are part of making our community stronger.
Grab a blanket, pick up your picnic basket full of goodies from Brown County Inn and pick a beautiful spot in Brown County to join friends and family. Whether you choose to picnic in the State Park, Yellowwood, or Lincoln Pinch Park in town, you’re bound to have a great afternoon enjoying beautiful views throughout the county. Pick up your basket at the foundation and enjoy your afternoon adventure! This picnic is for 2 or 4 depending on your selection!
Look for information about our 2023 Picnics soon.
BCCF Giving Dinners have furthered our vision to imagine a better tomorrow for our community through philanthropy…and food! Together with volunteer hosts, we prepare an enchanting evening in a unique location complete with local food, hometown entertainment, and a new way to interact with and give back to the non-profits that serve our community. Almost a dozen dinners have been hosted, raising over $135,000 for various community charities and their endowments.
Look for an invitation in the mail or email to one of these exclusive events.
Brown County was splashed with color in 2019 to benefit our Preschool Scholarship program. The Color Walk was an excellent family event with no winners or official times. Participants set their own pace, brought their toddlers, and had a fun-filled day with no pressure to compete. Along the two-mile route, runners that began the event wearing white were blasted with different colors until they resembled a rainbow.
Over the last four years, the BCCF has provided $160,792 in grants for 101 children to attend preschool in Brown County. Studies show they will be more likely to graduate from high school, to hold a job, and have higher lifetime earnings. Look for the return of the Color Walk again in 2023.
Since 2012, the annual Giving Tuesday tradition has raised over $1 billion online in the Unites States. Celebrated after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday shifts our focus away from consumerism and back to celebrating generosity, inspiring millions of grassroots giving activities across the globe.
In 2019 our Giving Tuesday campaign raised $21,204, and it was matched by $63,612 from the Lilly Endowment to benefit our Unrestricted Endowment Fund.
Donate to Giving Tuesday on November 29, 2022 at the link below.
Stuff a Stocking
On Saturday November 26, the Brown County Community Foundation (BCCF) will once again help celebrate the holidays with the 8th Annual Stuff a Stocking event!
At this family friendly event, children will have the opportunity to follow a map to over 25 merchants gathering treats, ornaments, toys and more to stuff their stockings provided by the Brown County Community Foundation.