Apply for a Grant

The 2024 application for the Emerging Need Grant Cycle is available through the online portal.

About BCF Emerging Need Grants

BCF Emerging Need Grants are new for 2024! In response to a survey completed by our nonprofit partners, BCF launched a new year round grant cycle to help with emerging needs in our community.

Details:

  • Requests up to $3,000 for an emerging need within your organization
  • Organizations may apply once per calendar year
  • Applicants must be a 501(c)3, government agency, or religious organization. Organizations cannot use a fiscal sponsorship to meet the 501(c)3 status. 
  • Grant requests must align with BCF’s priority areas.
  • Project must serve Benton County, Oregon

All grant requests must be for a program which fits within one of the following priorities:

  • Arts and Culture  (e.g. art programs, musical opportunities for youth)
  • Human Services  (e.g. school supplies, emergency food, other basic need type asks)
  • Education and Youth Development  (e.g. education, mentorship, early literacy, scholarships for programs)
  • Community Betterment (e.g.park improvements, community health and safety programs or events)

For more information please read the Emerging Need Guidelines.

The Benton Community Foundation encourages all applicants to contact BCF to discuss any question related to your application. We’re a friendly organization so call us or email us if you have questions or get stuck. 

About BCF Community Grants

2024 Community Grant Applications are now closed.

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. BCF does fund capacity and capital projects but the project must also fit within one of the priority areas below. All grant requests must be for a program which supports the growth 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)
  • Human Services  (e.g. school supplies, emergency food, other basic need type asks)
  • Education and Youth Development  (e.g. education, mentorship, early literacy, scholarships for programs)
  • Community Betterment (e.g.park improvements, community health and safety programs or events)

For additional information concerning grants or the Benton Community Foundation please feel free to contact the Foundation at 541-753-1603 or email Brittany Kennedy, Director of Grants and Programs, brittany@bcfgives.org

See past grant recipients.