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Now accepting community grant applications

More than $96,000 in community grants will be available in 2021. Grant applications are due March 15, 2021. New this year, applications are being managed via an online portal.

Requests may be submitted in the categories of Arts and Culture; Basic Needs; Investing in Youth; and Science, Technology, and the Environment. One grant will also be available to support voting and civic engagement.

Apply online today.

2021 Philanthropic Achievement Award nominations now open

On November 12, 2021, the Benton Community Foundation will host the third-annual Philanthropic Achievement Awards, honoring volunteers, community groups, businesses, and individuals who give back to help their communities thrive.

Nominations are now open in the follow categories:

  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

  • Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist

  • Outstanding Fundraising Professional

  • Outstanding Innovative Project or Program

  • Outstanding Volunteer Group

  • Outstanding Philanthropic Business

  • Board of Directors’ Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Achievement

Nominate a philanthropist today!

2020 Outstanding Innovative Project or Program: The Power of 100 People Who Care.

Benton Community Foundation 2020 recap

Because of the support from community members like you, the Benton Community Foundation has made a significant impact for students and nonprofits.

In 2020, BCF disbursed $1.3 million to more than 100 charitable organizations and educational institutions, including nonprofits focused on food insecurity, childcare, shelter and housing, youth career exploration, arts and culture, the environment, and much more. This funding reached organizations in Corvallis, Monroe, Philomath, Blodgett, Alsea, and Albany.

BCF scholarships supported students majoring in agricultural sciences, animal sciences, business administration, civil engineering, education, history, machine tool technology, mechanical engineering, military science, nursing, pharmacy, and much more.

Thank you to the many donors, fundholders, volunteers, nonprofits, and community members who made this effort possible!

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