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Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation Grant - Arkansas

Grants to Arkansas Nonprofits in the Delta and Southern Areas
for Arts, Children, Education, the Elderly, and Indigent Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

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Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation

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Deadline Date:

02/28/18 - Electronic Submittal by 4:30 PM


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Grants to Arkansas nonprofit organizations in the Delta and Southern regions for programs and projects that focus on the elderly, arts, culture, history, children, youth, education, indigent, and nonprofit capacity building. The LOI deadline is December 15. The majority of Foundation funding is for program support, but the Foundation also awards capital support.

Priorities for each of the Foundation's focus areas are as follows:

Aging Population:
Meeting the physical and emotional needs of the elderly, especially efforts to preserve and promote the independence, health, and quality of life of seniors; to improve the quality and availability of both nursing home care and alternatives to nursing home care, and to protect seniors from abuse or financial exploitation.

Arts, Culture, and History:
Supporting artistic, historical, or cultural experiences that enhance learning in school-age children, or extend the benefit of the arts to children, the elderly, and others who might not otherwise have access

Children and Youth:
Meeting the physical and emotional needs of young people, especially efforts to prevent child abuse or neglect or mitigate their effects; to provide healthcare, and to promote and to develop sound character and values in young people.

Preparing young children for school; supporting the educational process broadly through means such as parental involvement and teacher training; promoting adult literacy; improving English-language skills in both children and adults; and supporting student-focused programs at the college level that advance other areas of the Foundation’s mission.

Moving the indigent toward economic independence; encouraging their economic and civic integration into society; providing emergency shelter and assistance; providing healthcare; offering transitional housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; and promoting the creation of affordable housing.

Nonprofit Capacity Building:
Building the infrastructure of agencies working in the foregoing areas of interest.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171016


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The King Foundation awards grants to agencies that either are located in, or are serving residents of, 32 Arkansas counties (see Geographic Focus below for a map). The service area includes the Delta and South Arkansas. Agencies based outside the service area may be eligible to apply for funding. Please contact the Foundation to discuss your eligibility before submitting a request.

The King Foundation does not award grants:

- To individuals
- To organizations or programs that do not serve residents of our geographic focus in Texas or Arkansas.
- To organizations that are not tax exempt or have not received their 501(c)3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service.
- For general operating support, annual fund drives, or funds to offset operating losses including retiring debt incurred to cover those losses.
- To create endowments.
- Toward galas, balls, luncheons, or other events benefitting charitable organizations.
- To efforts to treat or cure a single disease or condition.
- To support medical research.
- To church or seminary construction, or religious programs.
- Toward the cost of hosting or attending professional conferences or symposia, or participating in amateur sports competitions or similar activities.

Pre-Application Information:

Click here for application guidelines:

Click here to a map of the Arkansas service areas:

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Focus Areas:


Grants in Arkansas are awarded twice yearly, in June and December. The entire process, from application to award, takes about six months.

Spring Grant Cycle:*

- The deadline for submitting a letter of inquiry is December 15.
- Around February 1, the King Foundation will notify agencies whether they have been invited to submit a full proposal.
- The deadline to submit a full proposal is February 28.
- Grants are awarded in June.
- Grant payments are made over the next six months, with the majority being paid by September.

Fall Grant Cycle:*

- The deadline for submitting a letter of inquiry is June 15.
- Around August 1, the King Foundation will notify agencies whether they have been invited to submit a full proposal.
- The deadline to submit a full proposal is August 31.
- Grants are awarded in December.
- Grant payments are made over the next 12 months, with the majority being paid by June.

*If the next available deadline falls on a holiday or weekend, please contact Foundation staff to confirm the deadline for your submission. Deadlines falling on weekends are generally extended to the next business day. Deadlines falling on holidays may be extended, or advanced to the prior business day, at the Foundation’s discretion.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

If you think that you or someone at your organization has already registered in the online application system, do not create a new account. Please contact the Grant Administrator, Amie Morgan, at or 214.750.1884 to receive your username and password.

General Contact Information:

2301 Cedar Springs Rd.
Suite 330
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214.750.1884
Fax: 214.750.1651

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas: The 32 counties in Arkansas Delta and South Arkansas

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