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Apply Now for Cookie Jar Grants!


Have a program that focuses on improving the overall health and well-being of women or girls in the community? Apply for a grant from The Cookie Jar fund within Benton Community Foundation today!

The Cookie Jar is a collaboration of women working together to create a stronger community where women and girls are empowered to reach their full potential. We do this by sharing our resources…time, talent, and treasure…to offer programs focused on the needs of women and girls in Benton County. The Cookie Jar members have generously made gifts to help fund grant awards right here in our community; we expect to award a minimum of $10,000 this year.

Past recipients have tacked tough issues such as bullying, childhood hunger, teen pregnancy and much more! If your organization serves women or girls apply today! Visit The Cookie Jar page at for complete and application. Grant applications are due by Noon on Monday, October 6th! Three finalists will be selected to present to Cookie Jar members at the annual Cookie Jar Soiree on November 6th, at which time grant awards will be announced.

Interested in joining The Cookie Jar? Memberships are being accepted until October 1st! Your tax-deductible contribution, of $100 or more, can make a big difference to women and girls. As a member, you will get a personal invitation to the Soiree and get a voice on what programs are funded this year. Donate online or send your check, payable to Benton Community Foundation, to PO Box 351, Fowler 47944.

Contact Benton Community Foundation at (765) 884-8022 or for more information.

Posted September 3rd, 2014

Community Grants Now Available


The Benton Community Foundation Board of Directors recently announced that they will be accepting applications for Community Grants this summer. Non-profits serving our community are invited to apply for a variety of projects; the Board has allocated up to $20,000 for these awards.

Interested organizations are encouraged the contact the Foundation prior to completing the application to verify that their project falls within the grant guidelines. Complete guidelines and the application for the grants are now available. or from the Foundation office. These applications will be due by Monday, August 25th at 12:00 pm. Approved projects will have funding available by the end of September.

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 be available later this year, for projects that help woman and girls, through The Cookie Jar fund. The Foundation also plans to expand the Letters 2 Santa program, awarding $10,000 in grants the week before Christmas. Watch the Foundation’s website for application details.

Please contact Benton Community Foundation’s Executive Director Ashley Bice at 765.884.8022 or at for more information.

Posted June 25th, 2014

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