Signs of Community Support
As one of Arkansas Community Foundation’s newest local offices, Sharp County Community Foundation (SCCF) is building a firm philanthropic foundation in Sharp County. Early in the 2010 fiscal year, SCCF took on the challenge of building a $10,000 endowment that will be permanently invested to provide support for Sharp County’s food pantries and for future hunger relief efforts in the county.
As SCCF continues to build endowments to provide for the future, the board is also helping to connect resources to help meet current needs as they emerge. Most recently, SCCF made Giving Tree grants to the Cave City and Highland school districts for library equipment and an automated external defibrillator, and to Spring River Adult and Child Services for a new copy machine to help the organization carry out its daily operations.
Perhaps the most visible mark of SCCF’s growing capacity is the new sign, funded by an SCCF grant, that welcomes visitors to the Ash Flat Ball Park, a popular facility where softball and baseball players from the Spring River area and Highland High School gather to compete. The sign isn’t just a place-marker; it’s an indicator of the growing new philanthropic presence in Sharp County.