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January 2019

2019 Community Grants Cycle Open

Each year, a portion of the Benton Community Foundation’s funding is awarded via our Community Grants cycle. These funds are distributed to support the long-term success of children, youth, and families throughout Benton County. Tax-exempt charities, government entities, churches, spiritual organizations, school districts, colleges, and university programs are all eligible to apply. The 2019 application is available on our website and is due April 8, 2019, by 5:00 PM.

Funding in 2018

In 2018, the Benton Community Foundation exceeded its record for grants distributed in a calendar year, awarding more than $1.4 million to 87 nonprofits, schools, and spiritual organizations. Here’s a quick look at how the funding breaks down:
  • $277,000+ from Designated Funds, designed to provide annual support to one or more local organization(s)
  • $734,000+ in a one-time grant to the Clemens Community Pool in Philomath
  • $235,000+ in scholarships
  • $85,000+ in Community Grants
  • $72,000+ in initiatives, including the Guthrie-Millsap Youth Career Exploration Initiative, and Lagestee Rural Initiative
  • $30,000+ from Donor Advised Funds
  • $18,000+ from Agency endowments, which support the ongoing operations of local nonprofits
2018 Nonprofit of the Year

On behalf of the Board of the Directors, volunteers, and staff at the Benton Community Foundation, we are honored to have received the 2018 Nonprofit of the Year award from the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce during Friday night’s Celebrate Corvallis event. All the agencies nominated for this award make extraordinary impacts throughout Corvallis and our region, and we’re grateful to be recognized among them.

We extend our sincerest congratulations to the many community members and businesses who were recognized Friday night for their hard work and generosity. Thank you for doing what you do!
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