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Giving Tree Grant

Grants to Arkansas Nonprofits, Hospitals, and Agencies
in Eligible Counties to Address Community Needs

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Arkansas Community Foundation

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Grants to Arkansas nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and hospitals to support a wide range of projects benefitting communities served by funding source affiliates. Applications are invited for projects meeting immediate local needs or that have the potential for statewide impact.

Typically, these grants are available for a wide variety of charitable causes; sometimes, though, the Foundation choose to target a particular need (like hunger relief or childhood nutrition). Check with the affiliate to which you’re applying for information about the current grantmaking focus.

The following affiliate areas are participating in the current Giving Tree grant cycle:
-Carroll County, Special Focus: YAC
-Fayetteville Area (Washington County), Special Focus: Youth (YAC) & Future Fund
-Hot Springs Area (Montgomery and Garland Counties)
-Hot Springs Village
-Ouachita Valley (Ouachita and Calhoun Counties), Special Focus: Youth (YAC)
-Southeast AR (Ashley and Chicot Counties)
-St. Francis
-Twin Lakes (Marion, Baxter, Fulton, Izard Counties)

The following factors will be taken into consideration:
-Potential benefit to the particular population served and to the community as a whole
-Capacity of the organization to achieve the results outlined in the proposal
-Likelihood for success, including adequacy of objectives, methods, budget and time frame
-Evidence of a plan for evaluating the success of the project or program
-Proposals that have the promise of sustainability beyond the period of the grant
-Evidence of cooperation or collaboration with other organizations working in the same field
-Evidence of local financial support (including but not limited to in-kind support) and the likelihood of future support for the project or program
-The innovation and creative approach manifested in the proposal

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173393

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each of the participating affiliates determines the funding range for grants in its service area. To learn about funding ranges by area, contact your local affiliate office.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year proposals are generally not considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Giving Tree grants are place-based, meaning that your organization must serve one of the areas where grants are currently made. Please note that if you're applying for funding on behalf of a statewide organization, your proposal is more likely to be successful if you can demonstrate that the project will be based in or have a direct impact on the county where you're applying.

Any 501(c)3 public charity, hospital or government agency in the counties where the Foundation is making grants is eligible to apply.

Each request is considered on its own merit. However, the following types of requests generally are not considered:
-Support for annual fundraising campaigns
-Support for capital campaigns
-Projects that address sectarian religious purposes
-Projects that are political in nature or have a political bias
-Multi-year proposals
-Scholarships or fellowships for formal education at any level
-Funding for salaries

If you have questions about whether your funding request meets the guidelines, contact the executive director of the affiliate in your area. 

Pre-Application Information:

Application Periods:
- January 10 through February 15
- July 10 through August 15

Watch this video to learn more about the online application process.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

You may also contact the executive director of the affiliate in your area:

Jane Jones, Program Officer

Arkansas Community Foundation
5 Allied Drive
Suite 51110, Building 5, 11th Floor
Little Rock, AR 72202

Grant Coverage Areas:

Carroll County, Clark, Cleburne, Columbia, Conway, Cross, Faulkner, Fayetteville Area (Washington County), Hot Springs Area (Montgomery and Garland Counties), Hot Springs Village, Johnson, Lee, Ouachita Valley (Ouachita and Calhoun Counties), Phillips Pope Southeast AR (Ashley and Chicot Counties), St. Francis Twin Lakes (Marion, Baxter, Fulton, Izard Counties), White

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USA: Arkansas