Giving Tree grants to be awarded

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Carroll County Community Foundation (CCCF), a local office of Arkansas Community Foundation (ARCF), announced last week $24,390 in Giving Tree Grants for nonprofits in Carroll County. Fourteen area nonprofit organizations will receive grant awards from CCCF at an event on Nov. 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Brashears Furniture in Berryville. Donors and past board members will be honored guests. Interested persons are also invited to hear the grantee stories of wonderful work being done for the good of Carroll County.

"The Community Foundation's Giving Tree Endowments give us an annual source of funding to help address immediate needs across the state," said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of ARCF. "We're pleased to be able to provide small grants that help stock the shelves of our local food pantries, keep the lights on at free clinics and provide supplies for after-school programs all over Arkansas."

"Great things are happening in Carroll County" said Glenn Williams, executive director of CCCF. "We now have more than $1.6 million in funds and have distributed over $225,000 in grants in our county. CCCF's commitment to charitable giving helps provide a brighter future for our local nonprofit organizations, making our communities a better place to live."

Samplings of the projects funded include scholarships for single parents, school backpacks, Christmas for foster children and prescription assistance, among others.

Arkansas Community Foundation makes grants to improve the quality of life in our state and collaborates with individuals, families and organizations to build local communities through philanthropy. ARCF has more than $145 million in assets and has provided more than $80 million in grants since it began operation in 1976. Contributions to ARCF, its funds and any of its 27 local affiliate offices are fully tax-deductible.

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