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5 Things You Should Have on Your 2016 Calendar
/ January 26, 2016

With the new year, we're looking ahead to see what 2016 holds and it's going to be chock-full of great opportunities that will improve communities across Arkansas. To save you some time and help you feel prepared, we've laid out some important dates for you to mark on your 2016 calendar:

  1. Spring Giving Tree grant cycle: This is one of two Giving Tree grant cycles that happen every year. See the full list of affiliate offices that are currently accepting grant applications. Don’t put off submitting an application because the deadline will be here before we know it! Eligible nonprofits can apply online before February 15. Unsure how you should apply? Watch our application tutorial. Do you have a question about eligibility? Contact our central office.
  2. Arkansas Black Hall of Fame grant cycle: ABHOF grants support programs that address challenges and opportunities in the African-American community and in other underserved communities throughout Arkansas. You can read more here  on how to prepare for the application cycle that opens on February 1 and closes on April 1!
  3. Arkansas Community Foundation Scholarships: Did you know that we offer over 100 different scholarships to a variety of students across Arkansas? These scholarship funds have been set up by people who are passionate about improving education in the lives of young people. Learn more here and don’t forget to submit an application between Feb. 1 and April 1! You can also pick up some great tips on how to submit a quality application here.
  4. ArkansasGives: On April 7, the state of Arkansas will join together to support our nonprofit organizations that make our state better. Learn more about how you can participate in this one-day online giving event!
  5. Arkansas Delta Endowment for Building Community: Through our Arkansas Delta Endowment for Building Community, we'll be making grants to help improve social and economic conditions for children and families in the 26-county Delta region. See if you'll qualify so you can be sure to start an application on May 1!

Stay tuned for important summer updates – like when we send scholarship payments to schools and when our fall grant cycles open!

If you have any questions, our central office staff or our affiliate staff are happy to help. Head over to our contact page to see how you can get in touch.

Happy New Year! 

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