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Join us in Philomath

On Wednesday, June 27th, beginning at 9:30 AM, BCF will be hosting a Funders Field Day in Philomath. Representatives from four area foundations will be presenting on how their funding impacts rural Benton County, and answering questions about their programs. The event will take place at Philomath High School, beginning with a tour of the school’s Career Technical Education Programs and Clemens Community Pool. The tours will be followed by a short presentation from Paul Smith, Executive Director of Strengthening Rural Families, and the morning will conclude with a panel and Q&A with representatives from the Collins Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, and BCF. 

If you haven't already, please RSVP and let us know if you can attend. We hope to see you there!

Sources of Strength

On May 23rd, BCF presented the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation with $15,000 for the purpose of starting a new youth wellness initiative called “Sources of Strength.” The program will focus on preventing teen suicide by building positive support networks between teachers and students, and students and their peers. This funding is part of BCF’s continued commitment to supporting local youth and investing in the future of our communities.
Welcome, CEC!

We’re proud to welcome the Corvallis Environmental Center as our newest partner at the Benton Community Foundation. This spring CEC opened an agency endowment at BCF. Uniquely, the new CEC fund is a quasi-endowment, which means part of the fund is invested like a regular endowment, for the long-term success of the organization and disbursing money annually, while part of the funds remain accessible if needed. This way, the organization can enjoy the benefits of an endowment while keeping access to funds if a sudden need arises.

We’re always glad to work with our partners to make sure our services fit their needs, and we’re excited to welcome the Corvallis Environmental Center!
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