BCF Featured Fund:

Ray & Genny Stephenson Funds

"The main reason I established funds with BCF is because when you give a gift to BCF, it is a gift that keeps on giving, they keep giving to these efforts within the community and will give forever. – Ray Stephenson                                                                                                            


Community Funds support work in a chosen area of concern, such as education, food security, or the environment. These funds are endowed and address pressing community needs in the area of greatest priority to the donor. BCF Board of Directors determine the grant recipients from the Community Funds based on applications submitted during BCF's competitive grant cycle.

Ray and Genny Stephenson have established five funds with BCF. Four of their funds benefit specific charities they cared about passionately. The fifth fund Ray and Genny established, the Stephenson General Community Fund, supports charities in Benton County via BCF’s Competitive Community Grants Cycle. Because of Community Funds like the Stephenson General Community Fund, BCF was able to award $190,722 in our Community Competitive Grant Cycling to Benton County charities in 2015! 

H. Wayne & Edna M. Schultz Scholarship Fund

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Edna M. Schultz. Edna created  the H. Wayne & Edna M. Schultz Scholarship Fund with BCF to reflect her husband’s commitment to pharmacy education, and we are honored to carry-out their legacy and support their philanthropic wishes. Our thoughts are with her family during this time.

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New Law Makes IRA Rollover Permanent

Individuals age 70 ½ and older may immediately make IRA Charitable Rollover gifts up to $100,000 per year without incurring tax on the withdrawal. This benefit is available to all taxpayers regardless of whether they itemize their deductions.

For years, estate planners have recommended that retirement assets may be the most tax-effective asset in larger estates to distribute to charity. These assets are not only vulnerable to heavy taxation as part of an estate but also can be taxed again as income in respect to a decedent on the tax returns of heirs.

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BCF’s 2016 Competitive Grant Cycle is open!

We are excited for our 2016 Competitive Grant Cycle for all Benton County public charities and surrounding area charities that serve Benton County residents! Application information is now available, and grant applications will be due April 18, 2016. If you received a grant from BCF in 2015, please attach your 2015 Impact Report to your application.

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Philanthropist Opportunity: Donor Advised Fund

Donor Advised Funds allows you to organize all your charitable activities through one expertly managed and cost effective charitable vehicle. Your Donor Advised Fund enables you to be actively involved in promoting your personal philanthropic vision.


Why give through BCF

We are a local organization with deep roots in this community and have been partnering with donors like you since 1953. We value integrity, respect and innovation; excellent stewardship; and, equity in our grant making.  Most of all, we honor the trust placed in us by respecting our donors’ wishes.  We provide a highly personalized service tailored to your charitable and financial interests.  We will connect you with the causes that matter most to you and help you create your own personal legacy.