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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


Warehouse | Lakewood, WA

During the Covid pandemic, the fragility of our food security system was exposed. Supply chains broke, volunteers stayed home, and food donations dwindled in areas.…

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Historic Renovation | Lakewood, WA

First purchased as a country retreat outside the bustling city of Tacoma, Lakewold Gardens’ history dates to 1908. Mrs. Emma Alexander recognized the potential that…

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