Nominations for the 2024 Philanthropic Achievement Awards are now open!
2024 nominations are currently open and will close on April 30.
Awards will be given out in the following categories:
(Click the category below to download the nomination form)
Philanthropic Achievement Award Recipients
Thank you to everyone who joined the Benton Community Foundation to honor our 2023 Philanthropic Achievement Awards recipients! We’re extremely grateful to the recipients, nominators, sponsors, friends and family who helped us celebrate the spirit of giving back. Thank you!
If you missed the 2023 event, you can still catch it on YouTube.
About the awards
The Benton Community Foundation’s Philanthropic Achievement Awards brings together nonprofit leaders, business leaders, and community members to recognize outstanding achievements in philanthropy in Benton County.
The event showcases the hard work of our talented, generous community, and celebrates the people and organizations that volunteer, donate, and inspire others to create a bright future for families and children.
Working with local artists
In 2019, BCF began partnering with The Arts Center to create the physical awards presented to recipients of the Philanthropic Achievement Awards. Each year, The Arts Center distributes a call to artists soliciting submissions of a three-dimensional sculpture representing the spirit of philanthropy, and a winning design is chosen by BCF.
National Philanthropy Day
November 15th was first recognized as National Philanthropy Day by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Since then, charitable organizations across the United States and throughout the world have designated November 15th as a day to honor their neighbors’ investment of time, talent, and financial resources.
The Benton Community Foundation is excited to bring this celebration to Benton County. We know donors and volunteers don’t give back in order to be recognized, but we think it’s important to highlight the outstanding contributions being made every day to our communities. We are grateful for our generous neighbors, and we look forward to honoring what you do.