Attention 2014 BCF Scholarship Recipients

You must provide proof of enrollment, name and address of your school, and your student account number to BCF so that we can forward payment to your school account.  You may e-mail this information to or mail the information to: Benton Community Foundation, PO Box 911, Corvallis, OR  97339.  If we do not receive this information on or before December 31, 2014, your scholarship award will expire.  If you have questions or will not be enrolling in school prior to December 31, 2014, please call Shawnde at (541) 753-1603. 

America Gives More Act

On July 17, 2014, a bill entitled, the America Gives More Act (H.R. 4719), passed the House.  It is currently listed as calendar item 477 in the Senate. This bill, if enacted into law, would permanently extend three expired charitable giving incentives concerning food inventories, conservation easements, and the IRA roll-over.  The bill would also permit taxpayers to claim charitable deductions from the previous year through April 15, and simplify the current two-tier excise tax on private foundations to a flat tax of one percent.  Read arguments in favor of the Act and against the Act.

BCF Offers Donor Advised Funds!

By establishing a donor advised fund, you can be actively involved in promoting your personal philanthropic vision in our community. Donor advised funds are especially useful if you wish to take a charitable deduction one year and spread your charitable giving over future years.  Many donors choose to set up a donor advised fund rather than commit valuable grant dollars to the administration and taxation of a private foundation. BCF has a wealth of knowledge about the charities in our local community and can help match your interests with charities addressing these local needs.  To learn more about donor advised funds, call us at (541) 753-1603.


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Benton Community Foundation
PO Box 911
Corvallis, OR 97339