Why Choose BCF

Your Partner in Philanthropy

BCF has been investing in our communities since 1953, making us one of the longest-standing community foundations in Oregon. We work diligently with our donors to create permanent charitable funds that help meet the challenges of changing times, and are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Benton County and beyond.

We consistently grow our capacity to provide leadership, expertise, and capital to address social issues. We also serve as a resource for nonprofit, civic, government and philanthropic organizations, collaborating with an array of local groups in order to leverage funds and achieve a more strategic impact.

Customer Service

Our team is here to connect you with the causes that matter most to you. To do so, we provide highly personalized service tailored to your charitable and financial interests. We learn about the projects you care about, then match your intent to the right kind of fund, so that your generosity can make an impact throughout our region for generations to come.

As a community foundation, we also have a uniquely up-to-date perspective on projects and services in our area, from food programs and basic needs, to arts and culture, technology, and the environment. If you want to learn more about the work being done in a certain field, we’re glad to connect you with the people and organizations who are out there making it happen.

Meet our Board and staff.

Nationally Accredited

The Benton Community Foundation is the only nationally accredited community foundation in Oregon. What does that mean? Each year, BCF is evaluated against the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, which ensures that we demonstrate financial responsibility, transparency, and sound governance.