TEN Organizations- ONE Challenge!

The Acorn is excited to announce the Berrien Community Foundation Arts Challenge!

The Acorn is one of ten Arts organizations that have formed an alliance for a unique fundraising challenge. These ten organizations, serving communities throughout Berrien County, need your help to reach our goal.

Every dollar you contribute will be matched!

This collaborative fundraising challenge has the potential of providing $150,000 or more in much needed operating support for our organizations. Participating organizations value unity rather than competition during this financially turbulent time. Inspiring, right?


Your donation will benefit these organizations:

  • The Acorn
  • ARS Gallery, Arts and Culture Center
  • The Citadel Dance and Music Center
  • Children’s Music Workshop
  • The GhostLight Theatre
  • Krasl Art Center
  • Performing Arts Workshops
  • Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra
  • Twin City Players
  • Water Street Glassworks

The Berrien Community Foundation (BCF) has a long history of supporting the arts and wanted to ensure the arts remain a vibrant part of our community. Seeing the challenges we face with the pandemic, BCF secured an anonymous donor who shared the love of the arts and brought us together for this challenge. This donor has pledged $75,000 through BCF as a challenge gift to support the Arts organizations noted above. Will you join us? Every dollar you contribute will be doubled!

Collectively, we are the beating heart of cultural enrichment in Berrien County and we need your support in continuing our respective missions.