EUREKA SPRINGS -- Nonprofits in Carroll County are invited to submit proposals for annual Giving Tree Grants beginning Tuesday, July 10.
Visit www.arcf.org to download an application through the Carroll County Community Foundation, a local affiliate office of Arkansas Community Foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than Aug. 15.
"Our 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. "Many of the organizations that receive these grants provide vital services to our communities but aren't large enough to compete for national grants. The Giving Tree program gives us the ability 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."
Any IRS 501(c)(3) public charity, public school, government agency, or hospital in Carroll County is eligible to apply. Other applicants may be considered if the project has a clear charitable purpose for the public benefit. Grants are not made to individuals. Applications will be reviewed by a grantmaking committee from the Carroll County Community Foundation (CCCF) and typically range from $300 to $3,000.
"To date, CCCF has granted out more than $230,000 to help over seventy local non-profits continue their remarkable service to Carroll County residents," said Glenn Williams, Executive Director. "We applaud these non-profits and are grateful we can assist them with this support."
Visit arcf.org to view Giving Tree Grant submission guidelines and begin the application process.
CCCF's offices are located in the First National Bank of North Arkansas' Eureka Springs building. For more information please contact CCCF at 479-253-8203 or email us at CarrollCounty@arcf.org.
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. At the close of fiscal year 2011, ARCF had more than $150 million in assets; the Foundation has provided more than $90 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. For more information, contact Janell Robertson at 479-253-9203 or via email at CarrollCounty@arcf.com