Grants Available for Charitable Programs in Cleburne County
Heber Springs, AR
01/15/2018 03:55 PM

Nonprofits in Cleburne County can go to 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 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 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

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.

Kathy Phillips, Executive Director
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