To enhance our community through philanthropy.
We envision a future where:
- We further the aspirations of children, youth and families,
- We invest in resilient and healthy communities,
- We protect cherished resources for future generations.
We value integrity, respect and innovation; excellent stewardship; collaboration and equity in our grant making.
Most of all, we honor the trust placed in us by respecting our donors’ wishes.
Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Benton Community Foundation is committed to developing and maintaining a culture of diversity and equity in its service to Benton County communities. We believe effective development and stewardship of charitable funds depends on trust and understanding among diverse people, and that effective grant support for children and families depends on strategies that are inclusive and intentional, designed to overcome historic inequities and create positive, systemic change. We are committed to improving the well-being and economic resilience of marginalized and underserved people within our communities and to furthering the aspirations of children, youth, and families, so all our neighbors can achieve a brighter future.
Equity is the state of fairness that results from intentionally serving community members according to their unique strengths and challenges. Achieving equity means continually analyzing systems and their effects, removing barriers, improving processes, and actively correcting historical injustice through strategic grantmaking and funding opportunities.
Diversity includes the range of human differences: race, ethnicity, disability/ability, socioeconomic status, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, cultural traditions, spiritual beliefs, and the intersectionality that exists within human differences.
Inclusion is the practice of creating environments that are culturally responsive, relevant, and reinforcing. Inclusion invites diverse individuals and groups to actively participate and engage in a manner that welcomes and honors their perspectives.
Our Commitment to You
1. Practice Organizational Excellence
2. Provide Stellar Services to Philanthropists
3. Foster Community Prosperity through Partnerships
4. Build for the Future