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:
Step 4: If approved, recipients are required to submit a final report. The report should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, within 30 days of the conclusion of the project.
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 will be accepted beginning in November for the 2018 awards!
2017 Letters 2 Santa Recipients
Applications are accepted for projects that (primarily) benefit the health and/or well-being of women or girls in our community. In just 8 years, Cookie Jar Grants totaling over $49,000 have been awarded to provide books for children, after school program for local youth, programs for teen pregnancy, and cancer screenings and assistance to local residents.
Applications are available each September and due mid October.
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 Friday of April by 4 PM EST. Awarded funds are available by the end of May.
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