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Donor-Directed Grants: Selected by Donors Themselves

Most of the grants we award are what we call “donor-directed,” which means that a donor sets up a charitable fund at the Community Foundation and tells us which nonprofits he/she would like to support with those funds. We don't usually accept applications for these donor-directed grants unless the donor specifically asks us to collect applications.

Foundation-Directed Grants: Available through an Application Process

Each year we offer several opportunities for charitable organizations to apply for "foundation-directed" grants, which are selected by our staff and volunteer advisory committees through a competitive application process. 

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

  • Giving Tree Grants - Apply Jan. 10 - Feb. 15
  • Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Grants - Apply Feb. 1 - April 1
  • Delta Endowment Grants - Apply May 1 - May 22
  • Science Initiative for Middle Schools (SIMS) - Apply June 30 - Sept. 15

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