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

Community grant application now open

In 2020, the Benton Community Foundation disbursed more than $89,000 in community grants, including support for food banks, childcare providers, youth programs, arts and culture, and much more. This year, more than $96,000 is available.

The application is now open.

Apply online.

COVID-19 Response Fund

Since March 2020, the Benton Community Foundation has raised and disbursed back into the community $443,000 in charitable grants, among 31 local nonprofit organizations serving people affected by the pandemic.

Read more about the effort here.

Recently at BCF

• 2020 Designated Fund Grants

Designated Funds are endowments that make annual grants to one or more specific charities, specified by the donor. In 2020, BCF granted more than $300,000 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.

• 2019 Annual Report

In 2019, the Benton Community Foundation distributed more than $850,000, including grants to 80 local agencies and nonprofit organizations, and scholarships to more than 70 students. BCF grants supported food banks, parks, youth programs, adult care, and services for people experiencing homelessness.

BCF also introduced the inaugural Philanthropic Achievement Awards, which honored those local individuals, groups, businesses, and organizations dedicated to giving back to their community. Thank you to the nominators, recipients, and guests who joined the Foundation for this event.

We’re proud to share with you how philanthropy is making an impact for local kids and families across Benton County!

Read the report.


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.