The Carroll County Community Foundation (CCCF), an affiliate office of the Arkansas Community Foundation, at a recent Board Meeting considered the economic impact The Great Passion Play has on Carroll County and the need required to revitalize and repair the grounds and surrounding area. After much discussion, CCCF Board Members voted to grant a one-time Opportunity Grant to the Elna M. Smith Foundation for The Great Passion Play in the amount of $5000.
“The Great Passion Play not only employees a great amount of local people but is important to the tourism economy in Carroll County,” said Executive Director, Chris McClung. “It is an iconic part of our history and we are excited to have a small part its revitalization.”
This limited opportunity grant is CCCF’s endeavor to be a part of an engaged, venture philanthropic approach to extreme and unforeseen local needs that goes beyond the two grant cycles presently available.
Arkansas Community Foundation makes grants to improve the quality of life in our state and collaborates with individuals, families and organizations to build local communities through philanthropy. At the close of fiscal year 2012, ARCF had more than $150 million in assets; and has provided more than $98 million in grants since it began operation in 1976. Founded in 2001, Carroll County Community Foundation, an affiliate of ARCF, has total assets of over $2.2 million and has distributed over $692,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in the Carroll County region through our grant programs and endowments. Contributions to ARCF, its funds and any of its 27 local affiliate offices are fully tax deductible.
(Picture above are, left to right, Great Passion Play Executive Director Dick Kelsey, GPP Chief Administrator, Keith Butler, Carroll County Community Foundation Executive Director Chris McClung, and GPP Assistant Executive Director, Kent Butler.)