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Foundation Offers Community Grants


Benton Community Foundation Board of Directors recently announced that they will be holding an open grant cycle for 2015, accepting applications for Community Grants all year long. Non-profits serving our community are invited to apply for a variety of projects; the Board has allocated up to $15,000 for these awards.

Interested organizations are encouraged to contact the Foundation prior to completing the application to verify that their project falls within the grant guidelines.

Community Grant Guidelines

Community Grant Application (Requests exceeding $1,000)

Community Grants may be used for a wide variety of charitable purposes; however priority is given to programs that reach many people, improve the ability of the organization to serve the community over the long term, serve Benton County residents, involve a collaboration of non-profit organizations, and have multiple sources of funding for the project.

Grant funding will also be available later this year, for projects that help woman and girls, through The Cookie Jar fund. The Foundation will also continue the Letters 2 Santa program, awarding $2,500 in grants the week before Christmas. Watch the Foundationís website for application details.

Please contact Benton Community Foundationís Executive Director Ashley Bice at 765.884.8022 or at for more information.

Posted June 16th, 2015

College $avings Fun Run & Carnival Approaching


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The Benton County College Success Coalition will host a college-themed fun run and carnival on Friday, May 29th. Join us on the Oxford Town Square for lots of family-friendly activities! The carnival and race-day registration starts at 5:30 PM, 5.29K and 1 mile fun run take off at 6:30 PM, and festivities will wrap up around 8 PM.

Race participants may register now! Cost for participants 13 and over is $20; youth 12 and under are free, but must still register! The first 100 participants will get a College $avings Run water bottle and all participants will be entered into a door prize drawing. The race will start in front of Alliance Bank.

All local families are invited to attend the college and career themed carnival on the Square. Many local businesses and organizations will have activities and fun prizes. One lucky attendee will win $529 to put in a college savings 529 account! The Oxford Pizza King will have food for sale, so come out and make a night of it! A special thank you to our sponsors: Alliance Bank, College Savings 529 Direct Savings Plan, Tri-Kappa, Community Action Program, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Jud & Jennifer Barce, and Dumas, Weist, Mahnesmith & Wright.

The College Success Coalition was established in late 2012 to increase college attainment rates in Benton County. It is comprised of nearly 40 local businesses and organizations committed to this valuable mission. Though the Coalition has specific areas of interest, such as encouraging families to save for college, all activities help prepare, plan, and pay for college/career success!

Posted April 23rd, 2015

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