Nonprofits in Twin Lakes area can go to beginning January 10 to apply online for Giving Tree Grants through Twin Lakes Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. Applications must be submitted online by February 15.  

“Since our affiliate was formed in 2002, we’ve awarded over $3.5 million in grants to benefit the Twin Lakes area,” said Kimberly Jones, ED.  “It’s a pleasure to be able to strengthen this community by supporting important causes like education, food security and community development.”  

Grants typically range from $500 to $2000 and requests for all types of grants will be considered. Any IRS 501(c)(3) public charity, public school, government agency or hospital are eligible to apply. Priority is given to organizations based in Fulton, Izard, Marion and Baxter Counties; however, the Community Foundation will consider applications from organizations based in other areas if they can demonstrate that their program will provide direct services to people in the counties we serve. Grants are not made to individuals or small businesses.  Applications will be reviewed by a grantmaking committee from Twin Lakes Community Foundation.  

Nonprofits can visit to view Giving Tree grant submission guidelines, criteria and to begin the application process.  

“Funding for the Giving Tree program comes from hundreds of Arkansas donors who support the work of the Community Foundation. Through these local 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.” 

Arkansas Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization with over a half billion dollars in assets, 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 Foundation supports existing charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create initiatives that address unmet needs. 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 Arkansas Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 29 affiliates are fully tax deductible.