Giving Tree Grants-Cleburne County Community Foundation

Nonprofits in Cleburne County can go to beginning January 10 to apply online for grants through Cleburne County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. Applications must be submitted online by February 15.
“Since our affiliate was formed in 2004, we’ve awarded $938,000 in grants to benefit Cleburne County,” said Susan Vowels, Executive Director. One of our grantees, The CALL of Cleburne County received a grant to educate foster families to be equipped with skills that are useful when foster children are placed in their homes.
This year, the Community Foundation is accepting two different kinds of proposals
1. Projects with a special emphasis on early literacy are eligible for Early Literacy grants. Applicants who fit into this focus area should look for the application titled “Early Literacy.” Proposals for Early Literacy should be aimed at increasing local students’ literacy through one or more of five focus areas: 1) parent and community engagement, 2) school readiness, 3) classroom instruction, 4) chronic absence prevention and intervention, or 5) summer learning loss prevention. Emphasis should be on children ages 0 to 8.

2. Proposals serving all other charitable purposes in Cleburne County are eligible for Giving Tree Grants, which typically range from $500 to $2500. At this time, the Community Foundation is not considering grant requests from organizations outside Cleburne County, even though services may be provided in this area people in Cleburne County. Applications for causes other than literacy can be submitted by completing the Giving Tree application.

The deadline for both applications is February 15.
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.
“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.
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 $314 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 29 affiliates are fully tax deductible.