Carroll County Community Foundation

Janell Robertson, Executive Director
149 Huntsville Road, Suite C
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
479-253-8203(o) • 870-423-9251(c) 

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We are proudly celebrating our 16th year of providing smart giving options for Carroll County! Carroll County Community Foundation was established in 2001 by local community leaders who saw an opportunity to provide permanent sources of charitable funding for nonprofits who work in and for the people of Carroll County. We are proud to work with charitable donors - providing a variety of smart giving options for them so that they can create a customized legacy of support for nonprofits; and, we work with nonprofits - understanding the needs of our county and supporting them through grants from our endowments and funds. We connect resources with need.

One of 27 affiliates of Arkansas Community Foundation, Carroll County Community Foundation is led locally by our volunteer board members who are familiar with the needs in this county. We help local families, individuals, businesses and nonprofits create charitable funds and endowments that provide a legacy of support for Carroll County that will never end.

Through our 36 endowments and two grant cycles, the Community Foundation has granted more than $780,000 back into Carroll County over the years to support programs that respond to critical needs, such as food for the hungry and medical care for the disadvantaged, as well as programs that sustain and enrich, like the arts and education. This year alone, we have given back over $83,000!

At Carroll County Community Foundation, we encourage smart giving to improve our neighborhoods, towns and rural communities now and forever. Contact us today to find out how your charitable donations can support, protect and invest in a better Carroll County. We will be happy to visit with you at your convenience. We have a local Executive Director, a local office and the legacy of 40+ years of support from the Arkansas Community Foundation in Little Rock. We want to know your passion for giving!


Local Board

  • Chris McClung, Board Chairman
  • David Jeffrey, Treasurer
  • Sally Gorrell, Development Chairman
  • Jeff Sugg, Grant Chairman
  • Susan Hopkins, CLIP Chairman
  • Don Anderson
  • Fred Eilskov
  • Donna Hill
  • Mavis Lehr
  • Lona Noonan
  • Kevin Robertson
  • Suzanne Villines
  • Gina Gregson

Grant Opportunities

Spring: YAC (Youth Advisory Council) Grant Cycle opens January 10 and ends February 15. Grants during this cycle are specific to programs that support youth and children of Carroll County. All 501c3 nonprofits, schools, churches, hospitals or government agencies that meet this specific requirement are encouraged to apply. Grant range from $100 to $1000. Contact Janell Robertson for more information on how to apply.  Online Grant Applications for this cycle open January 10!

Fall: Giving Tree Grant Cycle opens July 10 with a deadline of August 15. All 501c3 nonprofits, schools, churches, hospitals or government agencies that work in and for Carroll County are encouraged to apply. Grants during this cycle range from $300 to $3000. We do not fund grants requesting funds for salaries, office supplies or advertising, mileage, capital campaigns, operation budgets, or multi-year programs. To learn more about all of these grant cycles and make sure that your submissions are what we are looking for, please contact us at  Online Grant Applications for this cycle open July 10!

For more information about our unrestricted Giving Tree Endowments and how your contribution helps build local support for a variety of nonprofits, call us at 479-253-9251 or email us for more information at

"A legacy is planting seeds in a garden

you will never get to see."

 (World is Not Wide Enough lyrics, Hamilton - the muscial)


Scholarship Opportunities

Arkansas students pursuing higher education at two- or four-year colleges or universities, vocational schools, or technical training programs can now go to to apply online for more than 100 private scholarships! Funding for these scholarships comes from families, businesses and individuals who want to support higher education and invest in local students. Theses donors determine the size and eligibility criteria for the scholarships they create, and the Foundation manages the scholarship process on their behalf.

Locally, students from Alpena, Berryville, Eureka Springs, and Green Forest should consider apply for these scholarships:

Supercow Endowment for Academic Excellence in Agriculture (agri-based studies)

Ashley Lodge #66 Scholarship Endowment (Berryville area only)

William and Rosanna Sumner Education Opportunity Endowment (Alpena and Green Forest only)

Dr. Austin C. Smith Memorial Scholarship (medical field studies)

Poultry Federation Scholarship (students whose families are affiliated with poultry production)

These are just a few...go online and search by area of interest, level of study, or region of the state. The online application process begins February 1 and most deadlines are April 1, but be sure to double-check the deadline! Good luck!

We are so Proud of our Youth Advisory Council (YAC)!

YAC students are local public, private and homeschool high school-age students who are interested in community service and philanthropy. They meet monthly from September to April to learn about the needs of our communities as well as the nonprofits working locally to serve those needs, participate in community service projects and have their own grant cycle to support programs designed specifically to help local youth and children in Carroll County. Contact to learn more. Like:  YAC Facebook page


Local Giving Tree Grants Support 16 Nonprofits Working in and for Carroll County

 Click here: Giving Tree Grant News! to read about our Giving Tree Grant Awards Ceremony that was held on October 6, 2016 at the Carroll Electric Community Room in Berryville, AR.









Carroll County Community Foundation Announces 2016 Youth Advisory Council Grants 

Nearly  $5,000 in Youth Advisory Council Grants for nonprofit programs specifically focusing on children and youth in Carroll County were handed out on April 28 at the YAC Grant Awards Ceremony and Art Auction held at the Cornerstone Bank of Eureka Spring's meeting room. Pictured above are a few of the grant recipients and YAC students at the event.

Students, parents, grant recipients, Foundation Board members, donors and friends enjoyed snacks provided by the students while bidding on original artwork donated by all three local high school art students.  Donations received from the auction of the artwork will benefit the Carroll County Community Foundation Youth Endowment, a affiliate fund of the Arkansas Community Foundation.

Funding for the annual YAC grants come from the charitable donations of local individuals and families. These tax-deductible donations are invested in endowments that provide a permanent source of funding for a range of programs varying from those that provide critical need to those that sustain and enrich.

Carroll County Community Foundation’s next grant cycle will begin in July 2015. For more information about Community Foundation and its grant cycles, please contact Executive Director Janell Robertson at


Arkansas Hunters Feed the Hungry/Garland & Montgomery Counties
Arkansas Prostate Cancer Screening/Garland County
Hot Springs Boys & Girls Club
Cooper-Anthony Child Abuse Center
Cooperative Christian Ministries Clinic
Economics Arkansas/Garland County Conference
Garland County Habitat for Humanity
Garland County Historical Society
Hot Springs Jazz Society/Jazz Fest 2017
Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild/Children's Concert 2017
Imagination Library for Garland County
Jackson House Crisis Center
Levi Hospital
Literacy Council of Garland County
Mid-America Museum
Montgomery County Performing Arts Project
Montgomery County Single Parent Scholarship
Norman Historic Preservation Project
Ouachita Counseling Services
Ozark Mission Project/Garland County
Project Hope Food Bank
Garland County Single Parent Scholarship
The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and Arts Foundation
Visitor's Chapel of the AME Church Food Pantry
Hot Springs Family YMCA
Youth Advisory Council
Hot Springs Future Fund


YAC meets to award grants for 2017. Last year they awarded $10,600 to 9 agencies that serve children and youth in Garland County. 


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