Nonprofits in Cleburne County can go to arcf.org beginning January 10 to download an application for Giving Tree Grants through Cleburne County Community Foundation, a local affiliate office of Arkansas Community Foundation (ARCF). Applications must be submitted by February 15.
“Our Giving Tree grant program gives nonprofit organizations a place to go for funding when they have a great idea or need a boost for an ongoing program,” ARCF President and CEO Heather Larkin said. “These grants enable us to respond to immediate needs in our communities and help promising programs get off the ground.”
Any IRS 501(c)(3) public charity, public school, government agency or hospital in Cleburne 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 Cleburne County Community Foundation.
“Our Giving Tree grants will generally range from $500 to $1,500,” Executive Director Brenda Hill said. “This is our seventh year of Giving Tree grants for Cleburne County. We have granted over $80,000 in the first six years to 44 different non-profits.”
In fiscal year 2012, Arkansas Community Foundation and its 27 local offices awarded approximately $695,000 in Giving Tree grants across the state.
Funding for the Giving Tree program comes from hundreds of Arkansas donors who support the work of the Community Foundation.
Visit arcf.org to view Giving Tree Grant submission guidelines and begin the application process.
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; the Foundation has provided more than $98 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.