Wanted: Donation Requests

Hot air balloons fly over Prosser in the 2017 Great Prosser Balloon Rally

Benton REA is seeking community donation requests. Those meeting the following guidelines will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Only one donation request greater than $200 per organization, activity or group will be considered per calendar year. A maximum of three total donations per organization each year will be awarded. Requests exceeding $500 may be brought to the Benton REA Board of Trustees for consideration, under the discretion of the general manager.

Donations are available for schools, youth activities, civic and chamber of commerce, community health, and community events. 

Benton REA is accountable to its members; therefore, the following criteria applies to all donation requests:

  • Donations will be limited to organizations or groups that provide services benefiting Benton REA members or their families.
  • Requests must be received in writing and shall include a statement regarding the intended use of the donation.
  • Donations must directly benefit the group, activity or organization. The recipient must refrain from using any Benton REA donation received for political organizations or groups, candidates for or in political office, labor groups, or specific individuals or families.
  • It is expected the organization, activity or group receiving donations will publicly acknowledge Benton REA’s donation.

In 2020, Benton REA donated to:


  • Enterprise Middle School PTSA
  • Grandview High School Leadership Class
  • Keene Riverview Elementary
  • Liberty Christian School
  • Prosser Heights Elementary
  • Sunnyside High School Senior Class
  • Tri-Tech Skills Center
  • Whitstran Elementary

Youth Activities

  • Benton Franklin Fair Market Stock Auction
  • HD Girls Basketball and HHBB Boys Basketball Tournaments
  • Junior Achievement of Washington
  • Mustang Business Plan Competition

Civic & Chamber

  • Back Country Horseman Purple Sage Riders
  • City of Prosser
  • Grandview Chamber of Commerce
  • Prosser Chamber of Commerce
  • Walter Clore Center
  • West Richland Citizen’s Academy

Community Health

  • Chaplaincy Healthcare
  • Children’s Development Center
  • Heads Up Tri-Cities
  • Heartlinks Hospice and Palliative Care

Community Event

  • Great Prosser Balloon Rally Virtual Event
  • Hogs & Dogs/Cool Desert Nights Virtual Tour
  • Movies at the Mountain
  • Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo How To Apply

How to Apply

To request a community donation from Benton REA, submit a letter including where the donation should be mailed, the requested amount of funding and a description of what the funds will be used for to:

Benton REA
Attn: Community Donations
P.O. Box 1150
Prosser, WA 99350

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