Carroll County Community Foundation

Janell Robertson, Executive Director
149 Huntsville Road, Suite C
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
479-253-8203(o) • 870-423-9251(c) 

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ALL ABOUT US!   Carroll County Community Foundation was established in 2001 by local community leaders who saw an opportunity to provide permanent sources of charitable funding for nonprofits who work in and for the people of our area.

One of 28 affiliates of Arkansas Community Foundation, Carroll County Community Foundation has provided over $1,000,000 in grants throughout our 18 years of service to Carroll County. These grants support programs that respond to critical needs, such as food insecurity and medical issues, as well as programs that sustain and enrich, like the arts and education. 

We encourage smart giving to improve our neighborhoods, towns and rural communities now and forever and proudly work with charitable donors to customize their own funds and endowments. We also maintain a connection with local nonprofits which helps us understand their needs and the local issues.

Contact us today to find out how your charitable donations can support, protect and invest in a better Carroll County. We will be happy to visit with you at your convenience. We have a local Executive Director and volunteer board of community leaders, a local office and the legacy of 42+ years of support from the Arkansas Community Foundation in Little Rock to back us up. We want to know your passion for giving! Let us be your partner in philanthropy!

CARROLL COUNTY VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR! Thanks to all that sent in nominations for our very first Volunteer of the Year program. There were SO MANY WONDERFUL STORIES! You probably know a lot of them -- they are always willing to help. They sometimes volunteer at more than one nonprofit, they give their time and energies to make our little part of the world a better place. We proudly celebrate them in hopes that their joy for giving is contagious. Please congratulate these nominees and this year's selection. It could not have been more difficult to choose -- these volunteers are all winners!!

Volunteer of the Year 2019, Adult Division:  Dr. Dan Bell and Mrs. Suzie Bell

Volunteer of the Year 2019, Youth Division:  Mr. Bruce and Mrs. Carole Biechke

Volunteer of the Year 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award:  Mr. Lieu Smith

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE NOMINEES: Chad Allen, Hester Alsip, Donna Wengee , Isabelle Dean, Robert Bartos, Bernie Haydon, Tyler Ashworth, Mariellen Griffith, Lin Wellford, United Methodist Church of Berryville, Woody Barlow, Mindy Hicks, Faith Pettit Shah, Jerry Landrum, Fiona Richards, Steve Beacham, Melvin Jensen

Donate now to support our 2018-2019 Grade-level Reading Campaign!  All donations made to the Carroll County Giving Tree Fund from now until May 20, 2019 will go to immediately support our new Grade-level Reading Grants. Only 37% of Arkansas 3rd graders read at or above proficiency levels. At our local Carroll County schools,  38% in Eureka Springs, 28% in Berryville and 41% in Green Forest read at grade level -- which means WAY TOO MANY children are not reading as well as they need to be reading. From kindergarten to 3rd grade students LEARN to read; from 3rd grade on student READ TO LEARN. We want to help our Carroll County students reach proficient levels which will greatly enhance their ability to get a good education. Donate now by clicking: and choose Carroll County Giving Tree Fund in the dropdown menu. Or, mail your check to us at the Carroll County Community Foundation. All donations are 100% tax-deductible. Help us help our kids!

Help us grow our Carroll County Giving Tree Endowment! If you want to support a variety of nonprofits working in and for the people of Carroll County, our Giving Tree Endowment can keep your charitable donations growing and giving back year after year. This Endowment supports local nonprofits that focus on critical need as well as arts and education. Since 2001 this endowment has granted back more than a quarter of a million dollars to support these important issues. There is still more need than we have funds to grant back. Help us grow the love for our local hard-working, problem-solving nonprofits by adding your tax-deductible donations to this endowment. Join your friends and neighbors as we give back locally -- GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE! Contact us for more information or give now at and choose "Carroll County Giving Tree Endowment" in the drop down menu. 


Local Board

  • Chris McClung, Board Chairman
  • Lona Noonan, Treasurer
  • Sally Gorrell, Development Chairman
  • Jeff Sugg, Grant Chairman
  • Susan Hopkins, CLIP Chairman
  • Don Anderson, Grant Co-chairman
  • Fred Eilskov, Grade-level Reading Committee
  • Donna Hill, YAC Advisor
  • Mavis Lehr, Development Committee
  • David Jeffrey, Development committee
  • Kevin Robertson, Board Vice-Chairman
  • Suzanne Villines, Grade-level Reading Committee
  • Gina Gregson, Development Committee

Grant Opportunities

Spring: YAC (Youth Advisory Council) Grant Cycle opens January 10 and ends February 15. Grants during this cycle are specific to programs that support youth and children of Carroll County. All 501c3 nonprofits, schools, churches, hospitals or government agencies that meet this specific requirement are encouraged to apply. Grant range from $100 to $1000. Contact Janell Robertson for more information on how to apply.  Online Grant Applications for this cycle open January 10 and close February 15.


Watch this video to learn more about the online application process.

Fall: Giving Tree Grant Cycle opens July 10 with a deadline of August 15. All 501c3 nonprofits, schools, churches, hospitals or government agencies that work in and for Carroll County are encouraged to apply. Grants during this cycle range from $300 to $3000. We do not fund grants requesting funds for salaries, office supplies or advertising, mileage, capital campaigns, operation budgets, or multi-year programs. To learn more about all of these grant cycles and make sure that your submissions are what we are looking for, please contact us at  Online Grant Applications for this cycle open July 10!

For more information about our unrestricted Giving Tree Endowments and how your contribution helps build local support for a variety of nonprofits, call us at 479-253-9251 or email us for more information at

"A legacy is planting seeds in a garden

you will never get to see."

 (World is Not Wide Enough lyrics, Hamilton - the muscial)


Scholarship Opportunities

Arkansas students pursuing higher education at two- or four-year colleges or universities, vocational schools, or technical training programs can now go to to apply online for more than 100 private scholarships! Funding for these scholarships comes from families, businesses and individuals who want to support higher education and invest in local students. Theses donors determine the size and eligibility criteria for the scholarships they create, and the Foundation manages the scholarship process on their behalf.

Locally, students from Alpena, Berryville, Eureka Springs, and Green Forest should consider apply for these scholarships:

Supercow Endowment for Academic Excellence in Agriculture (agri-based studies)

Ashley Lodge #66 Scholarship Endowment (Berryville area only)

William and Rosanna Sumner Education Opportunity Endowment (Alpena and Green Forest only)

Dr. Austin C. Smith Memorial Scholarship (medical field studies)

Poultry Federation Scholarship (students whose families are affiliated with poultry production)

These are just a few...go online and search by area of interest, level of study, or region of the state. The online application process begins February 1 and most deadlines are April 1, but be sure to double-check the deadline! Good luck!

Carroll County Nonprofit Endowments

Carroll County Volunteer of the Year!

Nominate your favorite volunteer by filling out this easy, online nomination form:  CLICK HERE!

Deadline for the 2019 nomination is April 15, 2019. 


Take a look at our 2019 updated version -- keeping you informed and in touch! Please feel free to download and print a copy!

Download the Guide

This Essential Resource Guide provides important phone numbers and contact information to local agencies, connecting Carroll County families to integrated systems and resources. Here residents will find everything from Government and Education services in the area to Medical Assistance, Food Pantries, Support Groups, as well as Statewide Assistance information and so much more!

This Essential Resource Guide is a leadership project of the Carroll County Community Foundation volunteer board of directors. Call our office if your nonprofit, church, school, or support organization needs some of our free printed copies:  479-253-8203. 

We are so Proud of our Youth Advisory Council (YAC)!

YAC students are local public, private and homeschool high school-age students who are interested in community service and philanthropy. They meet monthly from September to April to learn about the needs of our communities as well as the nonprofits working locally to serve those needs, participate in community service projects and have their own grant cycle to support programs designed specifically to help local youth and children in Carroll County. Contact to learn more. Like:  YAC Facebook page


Local Giving Tree Grants Support 16 Nonprofits Working in and for Carroll County

 Click here: Giving Tree Grant News! to read about our Giving Tree Grant Awards Ceremony that was held on October 6, 2016 at the Carroll Electric Community Room in Berryville, AR.









Carroll County Community Foundation Announces 2016 Youth Advisory Council Grants 

Nearly  $5,000 in Youth Advisory Council Grants for nonprofit programs specifically focusing on children and youth in Carroll County were handed out on April 28 at the YAC Grant Awards Ceremony and Art Auction held at the Cornerstone Bank of Eureka Spring's meeting room. Pictured above are a few of the grant recipients and YAC students at the event.

Students, parents, grant recipients, Foundation Board members, donors and friends enjoyed snacks provided by the students while bidding on original artwork donated by all three local high school art students.  Donations received from the auction of the artwork will benefit the Carroll County Community Foundation Youth Endowment, a affiliate fund of the Arkansas Community Foundation.

Funding for the annual YAC grants come from the charitable donations of local individuals and families. These tax-deductible donations are invested in endowments that provide a permanent source of funding for a range of programs varying from those that provide critical need to those that sustain and enrich.

Carroll County Community Foundation’s next grant cycle will begin in July 2015. For more information about Community Foundation and its grant cycles, please contact Executive Director Janell Robertson at

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