Benton County Community Foundation




Benton County Community Foundation

P.O. Box 787
Warsaw, Missouri 65355

Established August 1999

Board of Governors:
Shannon Smith, President
Paula Spring, Vice President
Tracey Martin Spry, Treasurer
Dorcas Brethower
Marsha Eaton
Jeanie Gerken
Ethan Newman
Cheryl Petersen
James Mahlon White

Total Assets (as of June 30, 2018): $806,760

For more information: Contact James White, President, at (660) 438-6312; or e-mail

Community Grantmaking Program

Click here to download an application to apply for a Benton County Community Foundation community grant. The document includes the application, policies, procedures, a budget worksheet and the scoring criteria used by the scoring committee.

Download Benton County Community Foundation Grant Application (Word)

Download Benton County Community Foundation Grant Application (PDF)


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Funds and Grantmaking

Existing Funds:
Grace J. Alverson Memorial Scholarship
BDL Scholarship Fund
Benton County Arts Fund
Benton County Community Foundation Administrative Endowment Fund
Benton County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund
Benton County Endowment Fund
Benton County Food Pantry Fund
Benton County Hospice Fund
Benton County Hospice Endowment Fund
Benton County Museum Fund
Bibb Benton County Museum Matching Development Fund
Bill and Debbie Bunch Fund (unrestricted)
Book and Home Visiting Supplies Fund
Spencer Burke Memorial Scholarship Fund
Avis Burton Family Scholarship Fund
Cole Camp Community Center Fund
Cole Camp Library Capacity Building Fund
Cole Camp Senior Center Building & Equipment Capacity Building Fund
Community Project Fund
The Eaton Family Fund (unrestricted)
Darace and Christine Eaton Scholarship Fund
Friends of the Warsaw Senior Center Fund
Glenn Coffey Memorial Scholarship Fund
Harold C. and Mabel Hackler Price Scholarship Fund
Hill Family Community Fund (unrestricted)
Kinkead Family Scholarship
John and Lela Owen Educational Scholarship Fund
Mahlon K. White Fund (unrestricted)
Warsaw Academic Fund
Warsaw Community Project Fund
Warsaw Education Foundation Fund
Warsaw Education Foundation Endowment Fund
Warsaw Health Care Community Council Fund
Warsaw School Alumni Association Fund
Warsaw Senior Center Capacity Building Fund
Warsaw Youth Empowerment Program Capacity Building Fund

Community Grants for Fiscal Year 2016

Cole Camp Museum, $646
Warsaw School District, Discover Stem Lab, $1,600
Sagrada Scholarship Bible Camp, Inc., camper tuition, $220
Warsaw School District, school newspaper, $750
Boys and Girls Club of West Central Missouri, $1,000
Daughters of the American Revolution – Benton County, awards, $664
Warsaw Branch Boonslick Regional Library, iPads, $545
Benton County Youth Coalition, leadership council, $750

Community Grants for Fiscal Year 2015

Benton County CROP Hunger Walk, $1,500
Daughters of the American Revolution-Benton County, $200
Warsaw School District, $200
Cole Camp R-I School District, $1,000
Osage Lakes Greenway Corporation, $500
Sedalia Symphony Society, $1,773
Benton County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund, $1,500