Benton Community Foundation was created to have great impact in our community. Our grant dollars over the years have touched so many families, addressing needs and exploring new opportunities in our community. Along with grants that are awarded each year from our designated funds to specific charities, the Foundation accepts open requests for project that benefit our community.
Grant requests may be submitted at any time throughout the year!
Step 1: Contact the Community Foundation via email or telephone to discuss your request. Our staff can help you better understand our funding priorities and be sure all of the necessary information is provided in your request. Additionally, you can review our funding guidelines.
Step 2: Complete the appropriate grant request process.
Step 3: Submit your grant request through one of these three ways:
Santa loves to spread holiday cheer to our local organizations the week before Christmas each year. Community members are invited to write a letter to Santa to nominate their favorite orgaizations. Letters are being accepted until Noon on Wednesday, December 7th for the 2016 awards! Click to read the complete guidelines...
2015 Letters 2 Santa Recipients
Applications are accepted each fall for projects that (primarily) benefit the health and/or well-being of women or girls in our community. The top grant for 2016 was awarded to Benton Central's Never Be Alone Mentoring Program. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and Benton County Toy Shop each received $1,500.
Each spring, certified elementary teachers in our community are invited to apply for funding to enhance their classroom. Awarded in memory of beloved educator Marilyn Fischbach, grants can support a variety of expenditures. Past awards have supported professional development, literacy tools, technology, and much more. Field trips are not eligible for funding.
Letters of request are due on the first Monday of May by 4 PM EST. Awarded funds are available by the end of May.
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