A fund partner 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): $28,944

Fiscal Year 2013 Grantmaking

Awarded grants totaling $5,415, including:

  • City of Benson for the first Swift County Benson Schoolhouse restoration
  • Minnesota Extension Service/Swift County for Swift Falls Winners 4-H Club playground
  • Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ for the summer feeding program
  • Swift County 4-H for science kits and equipment

Local Contact Information

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

Board Members

  • Paul Estenson, Chair
  • Andrea Thomson, Vice-Chair
  • Chuck Koenigs, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Bob Claussen
  • Robin Finke
  • Grant Herfindahl
  • Debra Hilleren
  • Frank Lawatsch
  • Janet Lundebrek
  • Brady McDonald
  • Lee Westrum

Family of Funds

  • Galen Hanson Memorial Education Endowment Fund

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