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Anonymous donors match contributions to Corvallis Community Band Endowment

As you may have recently read in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, long-time director of the Corvallis Community Band, Steve Matthes, is on track to leave his position. The band, which has been performing to local audiences for more than 40 years, is at a transition point, engaging new leadership, and looking ahead to the future.

To help the band stay fiscally sustainable for their next 40 years of music, two anonymous donors have decided to match contributions to the band’s endowment, which was established at the Benton Community Foundation in 2016. Every dollar received into the endowment this calendar year will be matched, up to $35,000.

To support the band, visit our Donate page, and choose "I would like my gift to be added to the existing fund" then select “Corvallis Community Band” from the drop-down menu. You can also donate by check, payable to the Benton Community Foundation, noting the band on the memo line.

This is a great opportunity so support a local organization, so they can continue sharing the joy of music with our communities!
2019 Community Grants announced

The BCF Board of Directors recently approved more than $90,000 in Community Grants, in addition to $72,000 in initiative funding. Community Grants are the result of our annual competitive grants process, and represent about 12% of the funding that BCF disburses into the community each year.

Recipients this year include:

•    Old Mill Center for Children and Families - $10,000 for the relief nursery in Monroe
•    Casa Latinos Unidos - $10,000 for building youth leadership
•    Corvallis Environmental Center - $5,000 for Connecting Youth and Food program
•    Community Outreach, Inc. - $5,000 for Mari's Place childcare center
•    South Benton Food Pantry - $3,600 for plant-based nutrition classes
•    Alsea Community Effort - $2,500 for Alsea Emergency Operations Center
•    Benton County Historical Society - $2,378 for Corvallis Museum children’s interactive station

In addition to community grants, BCF will also continue its support of the Guthrie-Millsap Youth Career Exploration Initiative, providing $29,224 to T3 (Training Teens for Tomorrow), a career training program at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis. Further, BCF’s Lagestee Regional Initiative will provide $43,367 to Strengthening Rural Families, which serves Alsea, Blodgett, Kings Valley, Monroe, and Philomath.
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