501 Life Magazine | ‘Giving Tree’ grant deadline Feb. 15
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‘Giving Tree’ grant deadline Feb. 15

Nonprofits in Faulkner County have until Wednesday, Feb. 15, to apply online for Giving Tree Grants through the Arkansas Community Foundation-Faulkner County.

“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 Faulkner 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 local grant making committee and recipients announced in mid-March.

 “Our Giving Tree grants will generally range from $200 to $2,500,” said Gloria Cheshier, executive director. “Since 2001, our local office has awarded 146 grants totaling $231,461 through our Giving Tree Grant program to help local organizations improve our community.”

Giving Tree grants were awarded in 2016 to 13 agencies: Blackbird Academy of Arts, Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County, Community Action Program for Central Arkansas, Community Service Youth Foundation, Conway Cradle Care, Conway EcoFest, Inc., Conway Noon Lions, Faulkner County Council on Aging, Independent Living Services, Literacy Action of Central AR, Make a Child Smile of Central AR, PHO Foundation of Hope and Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Faulkner County.

Funding for the local Giving Tree program comes from an endowment established by local 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.