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Ben B. Cheney Foundation


The Foundation is active in communities where the Cheney Lumber Company operated. We make grants to organizations helping improve the quality of life in these communities.
About Us

Ben B. Cheney lived life fully and richly, devoting himself to his work, his family and his community. The Ben B. Cheney Foundation strives to carry on his hopes and dreams for the people and communities that he knew and loved.

Our History

Community Stories


Turf Infield | Kelso, WA

The Pacific Northwest can be a challenging place for outdoor sports. The plethora of rain that keeps our communities green doesn’t always support field-based sports.…

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Passenger Van | Crescent City, CA

Access to the great outdoors. For individuals able to walk longer distances, paddle a kayak, or easily ride a bike, they likely don’t give access…

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