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Op ed: Encouraged by our community during the pandemic

In today's print edition of the Corvallis Gazette-Times you can read as an "As I See It" from Benton Community Foundation President/CEO Chris Quaka about how the local community is responding to COVID-19 and how local philanthropists are contributing to that response.

Read the article

BCF COVID-19 Response Fund - Update

Two weeks ago, the Benton Community Foundation announced the establishment of a COVID-19 Response Fund to help local nonprofits respond to the pandemic, serve the most vulnerable demographics in our area, and keep our communities strong for the future.

Since then, community members have contributed more than $146,000, including one anonymous donor's pledge to match $50,000. This pledge will match dollar-for-dollar every donation up to $1,000 (and will match the first $1,000 of any donation above that). So far, about $16,000 has been received against the match, so we're well on our way to reaching our goal.

Help us meet the match. Donate to the Benton Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

BCF has also begun receiving funding requests from area nonprofits who are encounter specific challenges related to the pandemic. To learn more about how to apply for a grant, read our FAQ here.

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Mark your calendars: November 13, 2020

The Foundation's second annual Philanthropic Achievement Awards will be held November 13, 2020, at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center in Corvallis. This awards luncheon will honor the philanthropy, volunteerism, and generosity that helps our region thrive. Nominations are open in seven categories.

Consider nominating a generous friend or family member, a business, volunteer group, or fundraiser. Nomination forms are available here.
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