Community Foundation accepting online grant applications

Friday, January 11, 2019

Nonprofits working in and for the people of Carroll County can go to arcf.org/givingtree to apply online for Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Giving Tree Grants through Carroll County Community Foundation, the local affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. Applications must be submitted online by Feb. 15.

“These Spring YAC Grants are specifically for programs that support youth and children and generally range from $100 to $1,000,” said Janell Robertson, executive director of the Carroll County Community Foundation.  “Applications will be reviewed by a grant-making committee made up of Carroll County Youth Advisory Council students as well as local Foundation board members. The work of reading, scoring, considering the data found on aspirearkansas.org that relates to each issue, and determining who will receive the funds is a wonderful learning process for the students.”

Nonprofits can visit 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.

“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 chief executive officer 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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