Benton Community Fund

Benton Community FundIn 2010, a group of committed volunteer advisory board members reached a fundraising goal of $50,000 in just 51 days to establish the Benton Community Fund. Charter donors to the Fund include the Benton State Bank, the City of Benton, the Benton Community Development Corporation, and several generous community members.

The Benton Community Fund was established to provide a permanent endowment for the support of the community. Using a portion of its earnings, the Fund annually awards grants to local organizations striving to improve and enhance life in Benton. The Fund is led by a volunteer advisory board which initiates fundraising activities and determines the annual grant awards.

To Donate

Donations to the Benton Community Fund are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Give Now online or mail a check to the following:

Benton Community Fund
P.O. Box 253
Benton, WI 53803

Visit the Ways to Give section of this website for information on planning your gift.

Grants

Once per year the advisory board awards grants to non-profit organizations, the local school district, and/or local government agencies providing charitable programs or projects serving the good of the community. Grants are presented at a ceremony in September.

Annual grant application deadline: July 1

Grant Guidelines and Application

Recent Grant Awards

In August 2016, the advisory board of the Benton Community Fund awarded  $10,986 to four community organizations:

  • Benton Athletic Booster Club for park lighting
  • Benton Public Library for the project of Preserving Our Past
  • Hazel Green Rescue Squad for a Lucas chest compression system
  • School District of Benton for laptops and weight room improvements