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Giving in Benton County

Charitable, community-minded people who want to do good in their community to support the causes they care about can do so with the Benton County Community Foundation. Through the funds held with the Benton County Community Foundation, the Community Foundation meets our county's needs by increasing connections between people and the organizations that serve them; providing grants in our core program areas of arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health, and human service.

$117,419 grants awarded in 2020. $973,649 total assets. $1.4 million total grants awarded since 2005.

 View our 2020 Impact Report

Committee Members

LeRoy Staker, Chair
Jean Fish
Mindy Fisher
Allison Henkle
Rod Kubichek
Kassie Mather

Jackie McDermott
Manda McKinley
Brian McNulty
John Mossman
Tracy Papesh
Christine Turner


Individuals interested in serving as a volunteer committee member can complete the online interest form here.

Benton County Grants

This grant will begin accepting applications on January 1.

Grants are available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government entities. Tax-exempt organizations classified as other than 501(c)(3) are also eligible, if and only if, the project is deemed charitable; please contact our office to discuss the project’s eligibility prior to submitting a proposal. Grants selections are made in an effort to create a better quality of life for people in Benton County. A local governing committee reviews the applications from charitable organizations serving their community.

Open: January 1
Application Due: March 15
Awarded in: June

Click the year to see organizations and projects funded in 2021 and 2020.

How to Apply
  1. Review our Grant Guidelines to see if you qualify for this grant. 
  2. Grant Guidelines

  3. Log in to our online grant management system (or register if you don't already have an account). All open CFNEIA grants are listed in this system.
  4. Grant Management Login

  5. Find the grant you wish to apply for in the list to start your application. You can save your progress at any point and complete the application at a later date.
For Support

If you have questions about the online grant application, how to use the online grant site, or other grant writing questions, please visit our Grantseeker's Resources.


July 31, 2019  Benton County Community Foundation Distributes More Than $114,500  Read Story


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Impact Reports

2020 Impact Report
2019 Impact Report


Click here to find flyer resources of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

Contact Us

Our Administrative Office:
Benton County Community Foundation
3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls IA, 50613
P: 319-287-9106
F: 319-287-5015