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Benton Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to realize the social benefits made possible by the public interest use of communications, because the foundation believes that communications in the public interest is essential to a strong democracy. The foundation bridges the worlds of philanthropy, community practice, and public policy. It develops and provides effective information and communication tools and strategies to equip and engage individuals and organizations in the emerging digital and communications environment.


Incorporated in 1948 in NY - The foundation was originally incorporated in 1948 under the name William Benton Fdn. In 1981, it was restructured and renamed as the Benton Fdn.


Benton Foundation

Family foundation




1250 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Ste. 200 Washington, DC United States 20036

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