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Benton Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 02/24/2017
Last grant data update: 05/24/2017

At A Glance

Benton Foundation

(also known as William Benton Foundation)

1250 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Ste. 200

Washington, DC United States 20036

URL: www.benton.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

EIN

136075750

BRIDGE Number

1099097204

Background

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.

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.