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Twin Lakes Community Foundation
Gwen Khayat, Executive Director
P.O. Box 473
Mountain Home, AR 72654
870-321-8887
twinlakes@arcf.org

Twin Lakes Community Foundation is an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, serving Baxter, Fulton, Izard and Marion Counties.  With an active, involved board of local leaders, we are working to establish endowment funds, build assets and award grants to help meet community needs.

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Local Board Members

  • Jerry Don Cunningham, Chair 
  • Roger Bates
  • Nick Coleman
  • Scott Copeland
  • Ed Coulter
  • Randall Drake
  • Sandy Garrison
  • Paul Johnson
  • Elton Kirby
  • Deborah Knox
  • Layton Lee
  • Heather Loftis
  • Joe Miles
  • Don Ott
  • Sam Rhoades
  • Steven Sanders, Jr. 
  • Lane Strother
  • Estella Tullgren
  • Sara Zimmerman

Grant Opportunities

 

Giving Tree Grants

Grants for general charitable purposes. Nonprofits, schools, government agencies and other charitable organizations serving Baxter, Marion, Fulton & Izard counties may apply. Applications are accepted January 10 - February 15 each year. Learn more >>

Twin Lakes Future Fund Grant

Any IRS 501(c)(3) public charity, public school, government agency, or hospital in the Twin Lakes area is eligible to apply.  2017 Future Fund grant opportunities will be announced later this year.  Please check or watch our Facebook page.

 

Grant Report Form

Grants Funded

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TWIN LAKES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Giving Tree Endowment Grants

Over $234,600 has been awarded to help these organizations improve our communities. 

2016 Grant Recipients

Arkansas FIRST, Inc.

Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry

Backpack Food 4 Kids/1st United Methodist Church

Kindness, Inc.

Marion County Senior Center

Marion County Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Mountain Home Food Basket

Ozark Center of Hope

Ozark Foothills Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Palette Art League

Peitz Cancer Support House

Reppell Diabetes Learning Center

Science & Technology Group

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Baxter County

S.P.A.R.K.S. Gamma House

Twin Lakes Literacy Council

Yellville Summit Food for Thought Backpack Program

2015 Grant Recipients

Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry

Arkansas Rice Depot—Food For Kids Backpack Program

Backpack Food 4 Kids/1st United Methodist Church

Baxter Co. Historical & Genealogical Society

CASA of the 14th Judicial District

Community Connections for Youth & Families

Gamma House

Jr. Auxiliary of Mountain Home

Marion County Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Ozark Center of Hope

Ozark Foothills Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Palette Art League

Salem United Methodist/Feed Our Children

Science & Technology Group

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Baxter County

Twin Lakes Literacy Council

Yellville Area Food Closet

2014 Grant Recipients

Arkansas Rice Depot—Food For Kids Backpack Program

Bull Shoals Food Pantry

Horse Tails Literacy Program—Cotter Elementary

Food Bank of North Central Arkansas

Gamma House

Jr. Auxiliary of Mountain Home

Marion County Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Master Naturalists of North Central Arkansas

Mountain Home Food Basket

Ozark Center of Hope

Ozark Foothills Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Science & Technology Group

Serenity, Inc.

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Baxter County

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Izard County

Twin Lakes Chapter #30 Disabled American Veterans

Volunteer Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic

Yellville-Summit Food for Thought Backpack Program

 

2013 Grant Recipients

Arkansas Rice Depot—Food for Kids Backpack Program

CASA of the 14th Judicial District

Community Connections for Youth & Families, Inc.

Food Bank of North Central Arkansas

Horse Tails Literacy Program-4th Grade Cotter

Jr. Auxiliary of Mountain Home

Kindness, Inc.

Marion County Senior Center

Marion County Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Mountain Home Education Foundation

Ozark Center of Hope

Ozark Foothills Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Safe Passage, Inc.

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Baxter County

Yellville-Summit School Garden

Yellville-Summit Food for Thought Program

 

2012 Grant Recipients

Agape Food & Clothing Room

Arkansas Rice Depot—Food for Kids Backpack Program

Calico Rock Museum Foundation, Inc.

First United Methodist Weekend Meals/Backpack Programs

Forever Families

Marion County Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Mid Marion County Rotary OUR Kids

Ozark Center of Hope

Ozark Foothills Single Parent Scholarship Fund

S.P.A.R.K.S. Gamma House

Serenity, Inc.

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Baxter County

Yellville Area Food Closet

Yellville-Summit Elementary Food For Thought Program

 

2011 Grant Recipients

Arkansas Rice Depot—Food for Kids Backpack Program

Bull Shoals Food Pantry

Disabled American Veterans

First United Methodist Weekend Meals Program

Forever Families

Jr. Auxiliary of Mountain Home

OUR Kids of Marion County

Marion County Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Ozark Center of Hope

Ozark Foothills Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Pineville Volunteer Fire Department

School of New Hope

Yellville-Summit Backpack Program

 

2010 Grant Recipients

Baxter County Alternative School

Black Stallion Literacy Project, Cotter—1st Grade

Bull Shoals Library

Clarkridge Volunteer Fire Department

Food Bank of North Central Arkansas

Forever Families

First United Methodist Weekend Meals Program

Junior Auxiliary

Kindness, Inc.

Marion County Hometown Health

Mountain Home Food Basket

Ozark Foothills Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Safe Passage

School of New Hope

 

 

 

 

 

2009 Grant Recipients

Black Stallion Literacy Project, Norfork—1st Grade

Black Stallion Literacy Project, Norfork—4th Grade

Book Club, Flippin—4th Grade

Junior Auxiliary of Mountain Home

Kindness, Inc.

Marion County Hometown Health

Marion County Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Mountain Home Christian Clinic

North Arkansas Youth Center

Ozark Foothills Single Parent Scholarship Fund

School of New Hope

S.P.A.R.K.S.  Gamma House

Twin Lakes Literacy Council

2008 Grant Recipients

Black Stallion Literacy Project—1st Grade

Black Stallion Literacy Project—4th Grade

CASA of the 14th Judicial District

Clarkridge Volunteer Fire Department

Food Bank of North Central Arkansas

Kindness, Inc.

Marion County Single Parents Scholarship Fund

Mountain Home Christian Clinic

Mountain Home Food Basket

Ozark Foothills Single Parent Scholarship Fund

2007 Grant Recipients

Buford Fire Department

The Friends of the Bull Shoals Library

Fulton County Extension Homemakers

Marion County Literacy Council

Marion County Single Parents Scholarship Fund

Ozark Foothills Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Pineville Volunteer Fire Department

SPARKS Gamma House

Twin Lakes Literacy Council

U of A Cooperative Ext. Service-Fulton County

2006 Grant Recipients

Alpha House

Baxter County Library

Boys and Girls Club of Norfork

Junior Auxiliary of Mountain Home

Mountain Home Christian Clinic

Twin Lakes Literacy Council

Marion County Single Parents Scholarship Fund

Marion County Literacy Council

Ozark Foothills Single Parent Scholarship Fund

2005 Grant Recipients

Community Medical Center of Izard County

Kindness, Inc.

Marion County Hometown Health

Marion County Literacy Council

Marion County OUR KIDS

Marion County Single Parents Scholarship Fund

Mountain Home Christian Clinic

Mountain Home Food Basket

Mountain Home Junior Auxiliary

Mountain Home Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Ozark Foothills Single Parent Scholarship Fund

SPARKS Gamma House

2004 Grant Recipients

Advocates for the Elderly

Alpha House

Kindness, Inc.

Mountain Home Junior Auxiliary

Norfork Area Youth Center

C.H.O.I.C.E.S.             

Serenity, Inc.

Twin Lakes Literacy Council

2003 Grant Recipients

Marion County Literacy Council

Mountain Home Christian Clinic

Norfork Area Youth Center

Serenity, Inc.

Twin Lakes Literacy Council

Yellville Area Food Closet Association

Science Initiative for Middle Schools

$500 ‘SIMS’ Grants

To Fund Hands-on Science Experiments for Grades 5 – 8

2015 SIMS Recipients

Mr. Fisher -- Pinkston Middle School

Mrs. Pate -- Izard County Consolidated

Mrs. Buel -- Yellville-Summit Middle School (2)

Mrs. Avise -- Yellville-Summit Middle School

Mrs. Turnbough – Salem Elementary

2014 SIMS Recipients

Mrs. Moore – Izard Co. Consolidated

Mrs. Churchwell - Izard Co. Consolidated

Mrs. Sanders – Salem Elementary

Mrs. Turnbough – Salem Elementary

Mrs. Rodriguez – Flippin Middle School

Mrs. Buel – Yellville-Summit Middle School

Mrs. Buel – Yellville-Summit Middle School

Ms. Thieme – Yellville-Summit Middle School

Mr. Edwards – Yellville-Summit High School

Mrs. Avise – Yellville-Summit Middle School

Mr. Adams – Yellville-Summit Middle School

Mrs. DeVore – Yellville-Summit Middle School

Mrs. Mahmud – Hackler Intermediate School

Mrs. Mahmud – Hackler Intermediate School

Mrs. Mahmud – Hackler Intermediate School

Mrs. Villiger – Hackler Intermediate School

Mrs. Nelson – Pinkston Middle School

Mr. Moore – Pinkston Middle School

Mr. Fisher – Pinkston Middle School

Mrs. Fairchild – Pinkston Middle School

Ms. Biggs – Pinkston Middle School

Mrs. Reusch – Guy Berry Alternative

Mrs. Reusch – Guy Berry Alternative

Mrs. Dement – Mtn. Home Junior High

Mrs. Beaver – Mtn. Home Junior High

Mrs. Hudspeth – Norfork High School

2013 SIMS Recipients

Mrs. Rodriguez – Flippin Middle School

Mrs. Rodriguez – Flippin Middle School

Mrs. Treat – Flippin Middle School

Mrs. Treat – Flippin Middle School

Ms. Buel – Yellville-Summit Middle School

Ms. Buel – Yellville-Summit Middle School

Ms. Thieme – Yellville-Summit Middle School

Mrs. Nelson – Pinkston Middle School

Mrs. Kelsh – Pinkston Middle School

Mr. Fisher – Pinkston Middle School

Mrs. Avery – Pinkston Middle School

Ms. Biggs – Pinkston Middle School

Mrs. Reusch – Guy Berry School

Mrs. Reusch – Guy Berry School

Ms. Rosenkotter – Guy Berry School

Mrs. Mahmud – Hackler Intermediate School

Mrs. Mahmud – Hackler Intermediate School

Mrs. Villiger – Hackler Intermediate School

Mrs. Villiger – Hackler Intermediate School

Mrs. Hudspeth – Norfork School

 SIMS Grants are made possible by an endowed gift from the

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to the Community Foundation

 

 

 


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Pope County Community Foundation Awards Giving Tree Grants to Twelve Local Nonprofit Organizations

Russellville, Ark. April 24, 2017 – Pope County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, announced today $19,500.00 in Giving Tree Grants for nonprofits in Pope County.

 “Many non-profits applied for the grant money, totaling more than $98,000 in applications.” said Madelyn Ginsberg, executive director of the Pope County affiliate, “Choosing which non-profits will receive the grant funds is always a difficult decision. We have so many deserving non-profits that apply. This year the awards were for general charitable purposes.”

“Our Giving Tree program helps Arkansans support a variety of important needs in their own home towns,” said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “Funding for our Giving Tree grants comes from local individuals and families. We invest their donations in endowments that provide a permanent source of funding for charitable causes in our communities.”

Grant recipients include:

Age to Age, Inc., Age to Age off site programs

Arkansas River Valley Arts Center, Improved Communications

Augsburg Food Pantry, Food for the Food Pantry

Boys & Girls Clubs of the AR River Valley, Security System

CASA of the 5th Judicial District, Christmas Party for Foster Children

Equestrian Zone – Riding for a Reason, Raise the Roof

No Kill Russellville, Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program

Pottsville Athletic Association, A Field of Angels

Quilts of Valor Foundation, A Second Tour Quilts of Valor

River Valley Food 4 Kids, Fresh and Healthy Summer

River Valley Shelter for Battered Women & Children, Fresh and Healthy Summer

Royal Family Kids Camp of Pope County, Camp for Foster Children of Pope County

Pope County Community Foundation makes grants through the Giving Tree program annually. The next grant cycle will begin in January 2018. More information about Community Foundation grants is available at www.arcf.org.

Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that 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 Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps.  Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $156 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 27 affiliates are fully tax deductible.

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

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