Through donations, philanthropic gifts, and fundraisers the Bennington Community Foundation uses grants to help our community grow.

Bennington Wrestling

November 2019 | $4,800

Bennington Wrestling, whose mission is to promote and advocate the sport of wrestling at all age levels, received a $4,800 grant to help supply new equipment. Roughly 120 kids pre-K through 8th-grade participate in the program each year.

Bennington Youth Football

November 2018 | $7,000

A $7,000 grant was awarded to the Bennington Youth Football program in the fall of 2018. The grant allowed the program to make upgrades to their uniforms and other equipment.

Bennington Soccer Club

September 2017 | $5,000

A $5,000 grant was awarded to the Bennington Soccer Club in the fall of 2017. The club put the funds toward buying a line marker and purchasing a tractor to help maintain the fields.

Bennington Athletic League

September 2017 | $25,050

Since 2007, the Foundation has awarded $25,050 in grants to the Bennington Athletic League for general field and dugout improvements. The latest grant of $15,000 in September of 2017 helped the league purchase stadium lights.

Bennington Historical Society

August 2016 | $2,500

The Flower Committee (of the Bennington Historical Society) received $2,000 in grants in 2014 to help establish the Iris Gardens. A few years later, the Foundation awarded another $426 to help buy supplies for the flower beds.

Cub Scout Troup 13

August 2016 | $3,220

Since 2010, Cub Scout Troup 13 has received $3,220 in grants to help improve our community. The troup has made improvements to the Johns-Bohn Park, the concession stand at the old football field, and more.

Friends of the Library

August 2015 | $30,000

In August of 2015, the Foundation awarded the Friends of the Library a $30,000 grant to add an expansion. 

Police Department

August 2013 | $3,000

Several grants, amounting to $3,000, have been awarded to the Bennington Police Department. The grants have been used to help fund safety programs, shop with a cop, neighborhood watch signs, and a difibulator. 


March 2009 | $3,000

In March of 2009, the Jaycees received a $3,000 grant to add playground equipment to Johns-Bohn Park in Bennington. 

Bennington Basketball Assoc.

February 2009 | $2,315

The Bennington Basketball Association received a $2,315 grant in February of 2009 to purchase an automatic basketball return. 

City of Bennington

April 2008 | $5,600

The Foundation has awarded the City of Bennington grants amounting to $5,601 for new and improved signage around town, including the electronic welcome sign on 156th street.

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