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New fund supporting Jackson Street Youth Services

A new fund at the Benton Community Foundation will be dedicated to supporting efforts at Jackson Street Youth Services. This fund is made possible by the Corvallis Morning Rotary Club, which recently announced the sad news that they will be dissolving at the end of this year. The club has advised grants from a Donor Advised Fund at BCF for nearly five years, and faced with dissolution, the club leadership decided to covert the fund into an endowment, which will provide annual support to JSYS in perpetuity.

The Morning Rotary's fund will join the many Designated Funds at BCF that create annual support for local agencies. The Foundation currently has 48 named Designated Funds, supporting as many local nonprofits and organizations. In 2018, these funds provided more than $1 million to our communities.

We're sad to see the Morning Rotary Club go, and we wish each of their members the best in the future. We're honored that they have entrusted these funds to the Benton Community Foundation, so that the Morning Club can continue to serve the youth of Benton County in perpetuity.
2019 Funding Workshop

This year's workshop will cover everything you need to know about applying for community grants at the Benton Community Foundation. Learn what projects and programs are eligible for funding, pick up a 2019 application packet, and receive training on the application process. BCF staff will be available to answer questions.

February 6, 2019
10 AM and 1 PM sessions

Old Mill Center for Children and Families
1650 SW 45th Pl
Corvallis, OR 97330

Join us!
Space is limited, and reservations are required. Please contact Brittany to reserve your spot. (An evening session may be added if needed; please let us know if an evening would better align with your schedule.) Many thanks to the Old Mill Center for hosting!
Scholarship applications now available

The Benton Community Foundation 2019 Scholarship Application is now available. Scholarships will be paid during the 2019-2020 academic year, and all seniors graduating from Benton County high schools are eligible. Scholarships are also available for current college students and ROTC cadets.

How much funding is available? Last year, the Benton Community Foundation awarded more than $235,000 to 76 students entering community colleges, four-year institutions, and vocational training. Awards range from $600 to more than $15,000.

Many thanks to the community members, past and present, who have made these scholarships possible! If you have any questions about scholarships at BCF, please contact Brittany Kennedy, Grants Manager.
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