Welcome to the Ben B. Cheney Foundation web site.
The Foundation makes grants in communities where the Cheney
Lumber Company was active. The Foundation's goal is to improve
the quality of life in those communities by making grants to
a wide range of activities.
The Foundation strives to communicate
openly with grant seekers and grant recipients. This web site
is intended to increase the useful information for grant seekers
and grantees. If you need further information please email us at email@example.com or call our office at (253) 572-2442.
Mr. Cheney formed the Cheney Lumber Company
in 1936 and was involved with the lumber industry until his death
The Ben B. Cheney Foundation was established in the State
of Washington in 1955, and was funded by gifts from the estates
of Ben B. Cheney and Marian Cheney Olrogg.
In 1975 the Foundation established offices in Tacoma, Washington and began actively making grants. At the end of 2010 the Foundation completed thirty-six years of grantmaking grant making, having made 4,528 grants totaling $78.2 million to 1,231 organizations.
Board of Directors:
Bradbury F. Cheney, President
Piper Cheney, Vice President
Carolyn J. Cheney, Secretary Treasurer
Allan L. Undem
Marian D. Cheney Olrogg
Francis I. Cheney
R. Gene Grant
John F. Hansler
Elgin E. Olrogg
Peter V. Vale
Bradbury F. Cheney, Executive Director
Ken Ristine, Senior Program Officer
Carol Lewis, Grants Manager/Executive Assistant