Nonprofits in Cleburne County can go to arcf.org/givingtree 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 February 15.
“These grants generally range from $500
to $2500,” said Kathy Phillips, Executive Director. While these grants are available for a wide
variety of charitable causes, this year we’re also excited to announce an
additional focus on grade-level reading programs.”
Nonprofits can visit arcf.org/givingtree to view Giving Tree grant submission guidelines and begin the application process.
This year, in addition to its usual Giving Tree process focusing
on a broad range of community needs, the Community Foundation also invites
proposals with a special emphasis on early literacy and grade-level reading.
Applicants who fit into this focus area should apply through a separate application
form available at arcf.org/apply.
Look for the application form titled “Grade Level Reading.” Proposals for our
Grade-Level Reading grants should be aimed at increasing local students’ early
literacy through one or more of the five focus areas of the Arkansas Campaign
for Grade-Level Reading: 1) parent and community engagement, 2) school
readiness, 3) classroom instruction, 4) chronic absence prevention and
intervention, or 5) summer learning loss prevention.
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.
“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.
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
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