Investing in our community through philanthropy
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Honoring those who give back

In 2020, our community has undergone significant challenges, but each one has brought forth committed neighbors, generous friends, innovative thinkers, and hard-working volunteer groups who've met each challenge head-on. The work isn't over, but let's take a moment to appreciate what we can accomplish together and the spirit of giving back that keeps our community strong.

On November 13, 2020, at 12:00 PM, join the Benton Community Foundation for the 2020 Philanthropic Achievement Awards. This second-annual event will be broadcast free online. Register here to stay up-to-date. Winners in seven categories will be announced during the program:
  • Outstanding Volunteer Group
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
  • Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist
  • Outstanding Fundraising Professional
  • Outstanding Innovative Project or Program
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Business
  • BCF Board of Directors’ Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Achievement
Check out a recap of the 2019 awards, and be sure to join us in 2020!

Thank you to our sponsors

Mission Sponsors
Community Sponsors
Ilene Kleinsorge

COVID-19 Response Fund

In March, BCF launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits as they served local populations affected by the pandemic. Community engagement with this fund has been extraordinary: Dozens of donors contributed a total $309,000, which has been disbursed among 28 charitable organizations, including food banks, childcare providers, and many local agencies that pivoted their services to provide specialized programs for this unique situation.

Thank you to the individuals, families, businesses, and community groups who supported this effort! Special thanks to the Benton County Commissioners for their commitment to the people served by local nonprofits.
Grants by Program Type

  Food, 36%
  Housing & Shelter, 20%
  Individual Support, 14%
  Youth Programs, 11%
  Childcare, 10%
  Other Operations, 9%

Office Availability

The BCF office is now open from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday. Face coverings are required, and we ask you to adhere to physical distancing as much as possible. Our team is also glad to make appointments via Zoom. If you have questions, feel free to reach us at 541-753-1603 or by email at
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