Nonprofits in Cleburne County can go to arcf.org beginning January 10 to apply online for Giving Tree Grants through the Cleburne County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. Applications must be submitted online by Feb. 15.

“Through local Giving Tree grants, our state’s nonprofit organizations have a homegrown place to turn for help implementing great ideas,” said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “Giving Tree grants are selected by local people in each of our affiliate communities and awarded to local organizations.”

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 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 the Cleburne County Community Foundation.

“Our Giving Tree grants will generally range from $500 to $2000,” said Kathy Phillips, Executive Director, “but these small grants over time add up to a big impact. More than $154,000 has been granted through our giving tree grant cycle since it began in 2006, benefiting nearly 50 nonprofit organization in the county, which collectively have impacted thousands of county residents.”

In fiscal year 2016, Arkansas Community Foundation and its 27 affiliates awarded more than $674,000 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/givingtree to view Giving Tree grant submission guidelines and begin the application process.