The mission of BCWF is to promote community wellness by pro-actively coordinating, supporting and developing wellness related community resources and activities.
About the Organization
The Byron Community Wellness Foundation (BCWF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a safe, healthy, caring and exciting community.
Byron Community Wellness Foundation began in about 1992 as a Drug Awareness Task Force (DATF), a collaboration of Byron Center Schools and community leaders and churches to address the issues of alcohol, tobacco and drug use in and around the community. Members of the DATF agreed that ATOD issues were only a part a broader need to work with the community on health and wellness. In 1994 a committed group of community leaders, pastors, school administrators formed the Byron Community Coalition. In 1996 The Byron Community Coalition was incorporated and shortly after received non-profit 501(c)(3) status. At the time, the term “coalition” was not helpful for our recognition and the name was changed to Community Wellness Coalition of South Kent, Inc. In our effort to be recognized as a foundation and with our focus on “wellness” our organization became (DBA) the current Byron Community Wellness Foundation.
2018 West Michigan Chalk Art 1st Place Winner.
If you are interested in participating in the 2019 West Michigan Chalk Art Festival, please be patient with us. The Chalk art festival website information will be updated as soon as possible. Chalk Art Festival is Scheduled for June 14th and 15th. We look forward to seeing you there.
The 2019 Byron Farmers market will once again be near Tanger outlets. Farmers from all over Michigan come to sell produce and various products for a local home grown atmosphere.