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2019 Community Grants

Grants to Benton County, Oregon Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, and
Faith-Based Organizations to Benefit Local Families and Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Benton Community Foundation (BCF)

Deadline Date:

04/08/19 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Benton County, Oregon nonprofit organizations, school districts, universities, government agencies, churches, and religious organizations for programs that enhance the development, growth, and success of local families, youth, and children. Funding is intended to support projects in priority areas that include, but are not limited to, science and technology, arts and culture, citizenship and voting responsibilities, and basic needs.

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 or project which supports the growth, development, 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. parent education, mentorship, early literacy, scholarships, enrichment activities)
- Science, Technology and the Environment (e.g. nature and technology focused summer camps or after school programs)
- Elizabeth Starker Cameron Memorial Fund - One $5,400 grant for a project that promotes voting and citizenship responsibilities.

The Foundation will consider requests for operational support (Capacity Building).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179755

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The cap on grant requests for 2019 is $10,000. There are two grant funding levels, grant requests of $5,000 or less and grant requests $5,001-$10,000. The award range is usually $3,000 to $7,000.

The Elizabeth Starker Cameron Memorial Fund awards one $5,400 grant.

Term of Contract:

Program activity is through June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be one of the following:

- Tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code;
- Governmental unit;
- School district, college or university;
- Church or religious organization

Organizations who do not meet the eligibility requirements may apply through an Eligible Applicant under a fiscal sponsorship agreement. Any funds awarded will be paid to the fiscal sponsor.

Eligible applicants that serve Benton County may submit funding requests. Projects must benefit children, youth and families of Benton County.

The following are ineligible for funding:

- Organizations that discriminate by race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or national origin;
- Political campaigns or candidates;
- Lobbying activities;
- Religious organizations for inherently religious purposes;
- Private individuals

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on April 8, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their funding status by May 31, 2019.

More than one application may be submitted per BCF grant cycle as long as projects are distinctly different.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the application either by email to:

Brittany Kennedy, Grants Manager
(subject line = 2019 Grant Application)

Or by mail (or hand delivery) to:

Benton Community Foundation
Attn: 2019 Grant Application
660 NW Harrison Blvd
Corvallis, OR 97330

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 911
Corvallis, OR 97339

For additional information, contact the Foundation at 541-753-1603.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Benton County