BCF 2020 Annual Report

Read about the Benton Community Foundation’s philanthropic efforts in 2020, including the COVID-19 Response Fund, the second-annual Philanthropic Achievement Awards, and the amazing work being done by local nonprofits, students, and community members.

Read the report.

Honoring those who give back

We’re grateful to everyone who joined BCF for the second-annual Philanthropic Achievement Awards!

Thank you for tuning in to help us recognize a few of the many outstanding volunteers, community groups, fundraisers, and businesses that give back and inspire others to get involved. If you couldn’t make it to the live broadcast, the recording is accessible at the link below.

Watch the 2020 Philanthropic Achievement Awards

Recently at BCF

New BCF funds in 2021

This year, the following new funds have been established at the Benton Community Foundation. Thank you to the donors and community organizations who have made this possible!

  • Clifford A. and Gay L. Hall Community Grant Fund
  • Major General Julie Bentz ROTC Scholarship
  • Marys River Lodge No 221 William E. McCoy III Scholarship
  • Michael T. & Burmah A. Rainbolt Donor Advised Fund
  • Michael T. & Burmah A. Rainbolt Honoring Veterans and Patriots Capital Fund
  • Susan Poole Community Leadership Fund
  • Vina Moses Center Agency Fund

2021 Designated Fund Grants

Designated Funds are endowments that make annual grants to one or more specific charities, specified by the donor. In 2021, BCF granted more than $330,000 from 46 different funds to 49 local organizations. Learn more about how Designated Funds support our community in perpetuity.

2020 Community Grants

The BCF Board of Directors recently approved more than $89,000 in community grants, as well as an additional $68,000 for local initiatives. Grants will benefit 17 local organizations.

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To enhance our community through philanthropy.


We envision a future where we further the aspirations of children, youth and families; we invest in resilient and healthy communities; and we protect cherished resources for future generations.


We value integrity, respect, innovation, excellent stewardship, collaboration, and equity in our grant making. Most of all, we honor the trust placed in us by respecting our donors’ wishes.