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Celebrating 65 Years

Thank you for making our 65th Anniversary Event one to remember! We were joined by more than 240 guests who learned about BCF’s history, what the foundation is doing today, and how together we can make tomorrow brighter for our youth. With the help of a $10,000 gift from local Masons which was announced at the event… we raised more than $140,000 in gifts and pledges! Thank you again to Alice Mills Morrow, The Emilie Jo Pastega Simpson Fund, Starker Forests, and the many other sponsors whose support will help local communities prosper.

2017 Annual Report Out Now

The Benton Community Foundation Annual Report will tell you what we're doing in the community, where grants were distributed in 2017, and what initiatives we're actively engaged in. Have you heard about the Bob and Billie Holcomb Youth Hero Award or the Lillian and Paul Petri Scholarship we offer? Can you believe we distributed more than $783,000 in funding last year? All this information and more is in our report. Please reach out to Steven and we'll send you a copy.

Trevin Davis was named the 2017 Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, receiving a $6,000 scholarship from the Bob & Billie Holcomb Family Youth Hall of Fame Award Fund

2018 Distributions Underway

This spring we’re not sure what’s been more unpredictable…the weather or the financial markets. With our investments holding strong, we're excited to announce that BCF is in the midst of distributing more than $250,000 to local non-profits. These funds are made possible by community members past and present, who have set up endowments for the purpose of preserving important community resources. 

In the coming months we expect to distribute more than $85,000, which will propel BCF's total grants made to more than $8 million since our inception in 1953! We are proud to help our communities prosper, and if you'd like to learn more or get involved, please don't hesitate to contact us at (541) 753-1603.

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