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Conway County Community Foundation

John Gibson, Executive Director 
P.O. Box 397
Morrilton, AR 72110
501-977-3743
conwaycounty@arcf.org

 

Founded in 1999, Conway County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation.  We offer opportunities for nonprofits, corporations, families and individuals to protect and invest their charitable dollars in the people and the causes they care about in Conway County.  Our mission is to engage people, connect resources, and inspire solutions. Help Conway County to continue to be the kind of place where our children will want to raise their children.  Contact us to learn more about how you can be a part of our mission.

Local Board Members

  • Jeff Croswell, Youth Advisory Council (YAC) advisor  
  • John Payne 
  • Kristi Strain 
  • Donna Horita 
  • JT Roberson, Chair
  • Billy Joe Canady 
  • Dr. Carlene Canady
  • Cody Hill

Grant Opportunities

Giving Tree Grants

Grants for general charitable purposes, ranging from $500 to $2,500 in amount. Nonprofits, schools, government agencies and other charitable organizations serving Conway County may apply. Applications are accepted January 10 - February 15 each year. Learn more >>

Science Initiative for Middle Schools (SIMS) Grants

Our SIMS program provides $500 awards to public middle school science teachers (grades 5-8) to purchase consumable science materials. Applications are accepted July 1 - October 1. Learn more >>

 

Conway County Legal Beverage Association

Grant applications must be hand-delivered or postmarked no later than May 1, 2017. 


Who’s Eligible
  • 501 C-3 organizations or public institutions such as public schools, libraries and local government agencies 
Grant Funding Range
  • Grants range from $1000 to $25,000 

  • $50,000 is available for granting this year 

Where We’re Currently Making Grants
Grants generally go to organizations which provide a valuable service in the community. We like projects that serve a large number of people and try to fund projects throughout the county. We like projects that leverage funds from other sources and we tend to deny grants to organizations which receive public funds for the same type of activity. 

What We’re Looking For

For the past twenty-one years, the Conway County Legal Beverage Association has provided $50,000-$100,000 annually to the Arkansas Community Foundation to fund projects benefiting the citizens of Conway County. Grants have been made for a wide variety of charitable activities to a wide array of groups. Because of policies the Internal Revenue Service now requires of these type of funds, only go to 501 C-3 organizations or public institutions such as public schools, libraries and local government agencies.

This means that if your organization lacks a letter from the IRS stating that you have 501 C-3 status and you are not a public agency, you will be ineligible for funding beginning in 2010. This means that 501 C-4 organizations are not eligible. Some organizations have incorporated as nonprofits with the Arkansas Secretary of State but do not have 501 C-3 status from the IRS and therefore will not be eligible for grants. Individuals are not eligible for grants. Scholarships designated to individuals are sent directly to the college or university, which becomes the legal recipient.

Grants generally go to organizations which provide a valuable service in the community. They favor projects that serve a large number of people and try to fund projects throughout the county. We like projects which leverage funds from other sources. We tend to deny grants to organizations which receive public funds for the same type of activity.

Our affiliate offices work locally in every corner of Arkansas. Find the affiliate near you.

Giving Locally

Contact

Phone: (501) 372-1116
Fax: (501) 372-1166
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Location

1400 West Markham
Suite 206
Little Rock, AR 72201
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