Community Foundation donates $5K to Passion Play

Friday, April 19, 2013
Great Passion Play Executive Director Dick Kelsey, left, GPP Chief Administrator Keith Butler, second from left, and GPP Assistant Executive Director Kent Butler, far right, accept the grant from Carroll County Community Foundation Executive Director Chris McClung.

EUREKA SPRINGS -- The Carroll County Community Foundation, an affiliate office of the Arkansas Community Foundation, has awarded the Great Passion Play a one-time Opportunity Grant of $5,000.

At a recent board meeting, CCCF directors considered the economic impact The Great Passion Play has on Carroll County and the enormous amount of help needed to revitalize and repair the grounds and surrounding area.

After much discussion, CCCF directors voted to award the grant the Elna M. Smith Foundation for The Great Passion Play in the amount of $5,000.

"The Great Passion Play not only employees a great amount of local people but is important to the tourism economy in Carroll County," said Executive Director Chris McClung. "It is an iconic part of our history and we are excited to have a small part its revitalization."

This limited opportunity grant is CCCF's endeavor to be a part of an engaged, venture philanthropic approach to extreme and unforeseen local needs that goes beyond the two grant cycles presently available.

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 2012, ARCF had more than $150 million in assets; and has provided more than $98 million in grants since it began operation in 1976.

Founded in 2001, Carroll County Community Foundation has total assets of over $2.2 million and has distributed over $692,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in the Carroll County region through our grant programs and endowments.

Contributions to ARCF, its funds and any of its 27 local affiliate offices are fully tax deductible.

For more information, contact CCCF via email at:

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