Community Foundation accepting online grant applications

Friday, July 7, 2017

EUREKA SPRINGS – Nonprofits in Carroll County can go to www.arcf.org/givingtree beginning July 10 to apply online for Giving Tree Grants through the Carroll County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation. Applications must be submitted online by the Aug. 15 deadline.

“Through local Giving Tree grants, our state’s nonprofit organizations find support as they implement great ideas to improve their communities,” said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “Giving Tree grants are selected by local people in each of our affiliate areas and awarded to local organizations.”

Nonprofits can visit www.arcf.org/givingtree to view Giving Tree grant submission guidelines and begin the application process. 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 made up of local Carroll County Community Foundation Board members and local community leaders.

“Our Fall Giving Tree grants range from $300 to $3,000,” said Janell Robertson, Executive Director. “Since 2001, this Giving Tree cycle has granted out more than $250,000 in support of local nonprofits who address a range of issues – from critical care (food, shelter, senior issues, medical care, abuse, etc.) to education and the arts. Our Fall grants support programs for all ages.”

Funding for this Giving Tree program comes from hundreds of Carroll County donors who support the Community Foundation, and believe in the good work being done by all our hardworking nonprofits. Tax deductible donations to the Carroll County Community Foundation Giving Tree Endowment may be made online at www.arcf.org/give. These donations, that grow and give back year after year, can be made in honor or memory of a loved one.

Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that fosters smart giving to improve communities. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps.  Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $156 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 28 affiliates are fully tax deductible.

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