Benson Area Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Project for Southwest Initiative Foundation

An affiliate of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, the Benson Area Community Foundation benefits the Benson area in Minnesota.

Mission Statement 

To enrich our quality of life and provide a legacy by connecting charitable donors to community visions.

Grant total since inception (including grants made for operating expenses): $53,776

Fiscal Year 2017 Grantmaking  

Awarded grants totaling $6,052 including:

Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ to support the children's summer feeding program

Minnesota 4-H Foundation to the Swift Falls Winners 4-H Club to replace outdated and unsafe playground equipment in Swift Falls Park

Swift County Fair Association to support the bathroom improvement project

Swift County Historical Society to install roof vents and garage door at the museum 

Local Contact Information

Benson Area Community Foundation
PO Box 25
Benson, MN 56215-0025
Telephone: (320) 843-4411

Board Members  

  • Laree Breen, Chair
  • Kerry Wilcox, Co-Chair
  • Chuck Koenigs, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Dennis Laumeyer
  • Erin Nagler
  • Valerie Alsaker
  • Andrea Krusemark
  • Paul Hayden
  • Kentt Habben
  • Patty Grube
  • Michele Samuelson

Family of Funds

  • Galen Hanson Memorial Education Endowment Fund
  • Robert Sonsteng Memorial Advised Endowment Fund
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