Grants available for charitable programs in Carroll County

Friday, July 6, 2018

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

“Any 501(c)(3) public charity, church, school, hospital or government agencies may apply for these Fall Giving Tree Grants that generally range from $300 to $3,000 each,” said Janell Robertson, executive director. “Since our first Giving Tree Grant was presented in 2002, Carroll County Community Foundation has given out more than $274,000 during our Fall grant alone through our Giving Tree Endowment. All tax-deductible contributions made to our Carroll County Giving Tree Endowment grow and give back every year.  Donating to this local endowment is a great way to support a variety of good work being done right here in Berryville, Eureka Springs, and Green Forest.”

Nonprofits can visit arcf.org/givingtree to view Giving Tree grant submission guidelines and begin the application process. After the August 15 deadline, applications will be reviewed by a grant-making committee made up of Foundation board members and local community leaders.

“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.”

Funding for the Giving Tree program comes from hundreds of Arkansas donors who support the work of the Community Foundation. For more information about our Giving Tree Society, visit arcf.org/localgiving.

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 $179 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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