Community Grants

About BCF Community Grants

BCF Community Grants focus on local funding opportunities that are tailored to support the long term success of children, youth and families throughout Benton County. All grant requests must be for a program which supports the growth and success of children, youth, and families in Benton County and fit within one of the following priorities:

  • Arts and Culture  (e.g. art programs, musical opportunities for youth)
  • Basic Needs  (e.g. school supplies, emergency food)
  • Capacity Building and Capital Projects  (e.g. supplies for programs, case management, infrastructure)
  • Investing in Youth  (e.g. education, mentorship, early literacy, scholarships)
  • Science, Technology and the Environment (e.g. nature and technology focused summer camps or after school programs)

Please see the FAQs and Competitive Grant Cycle Review Process for more information. For additional information concerning grants or the Benton Community Foundation please feel free to contact the Foundation at 541-753-1603.

2018 Community Grant Recipients


Investing in Youth

CASA – Voices for Children, A Voice for Every Child
Corvallis Parks and Recreation – Osborn Aquatic Center, Preschool Water Safety Outreach
Muddy Creek Charter School Library, Muskrats Love Literacy
Old Mill Center for Children and Families, Promoting Early Literacy for Families in Need
Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments, Foster Grandparent Program
South Benton Community Enhancement, Read on Wheels

Arts and Culture

Cornerstone Associates, Inc., We find ourselves in the place just right: A Shaker Songbook
Corvallis Community Band, Educational Concert for Fourth Grade Students
Corvallis Repertory Singers, Increasing Access and Participation
South Benton Community Enhancement, Art in the Park

Basic Needs

ABC House, Family Support Services
Alsea Food Bank, 2018 Grant
Benton Habitat for Humanity, Home Repair Initiative
Benton Furniture Share, Beds for Kids
Coastal Range Food Bank, Inc., Food Assistance and Nutrition Program
Mary’s River Gleaners, Food Buy & Maintenance
Vina Moses Center, Back to School Program

Capacity Building

Alsea Community Effort, Alsea Emergency Operations Center
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, Citizenship Support for Immigrants
First United Methodist Church, Room at the Inn – Case Management
Jackson Street Youth Services, Crisis Line & Phone System Upgrade
Philomath Community Services, Design and Construct Wall
South Benton County Gleaners, Infrastructure at food distribution site

Science, Technology, and the Environment

Chintimini Wildlife Center, Oregon Wildlife Science/Corvallis School District Pilot Program
Oregon State University – STEM Academy, STEM Academy Camp Scholarship Funding

2017 Community Grant Recipients

Investing in Youth

Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, Summer Scholarships
College Hill High School, Summer Farm Program
Corvallis Environmental Center, Healthy Schools Imitative
Old Mill Center for Children and Families, Therapeutic and Educational Support Program
Philomath Youth Activities Club, Scholarship Program
South Benton Community Enhancement, Read on Wheels and Art in the Park

Arts and Culture

Cornerstone Associates and WINGS, “Rock the Heart and Soul”
Corvallis-OSU Symphony, Symphony Performance for 4th and 5th grade students

Basic Needs

Jackson Street Youth Services, Next Steps Program
Stone Soup, Food Program
Vina Moses, Back to School Program
Assistance League of Corvallis, Coats for Operation School Bell

Capacity Building and Capital Projects

Community Outreach Inc, Children’s Services
Mid-Valley Harvest, Food Harvest Program
Philomath Community Services, Purchase and install lift
Room at the Inn, Case Management
Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County, Educational Workshops

Science, Technology and the Environment

STEM Academy, Scholarship Program