Apply for Grants from the Arkansas Delta Endowment for Building Community

Through our Arkansas Delta Endowment for Building Community, we're making grants to support multi-partner collaboratives that are improving social and economic conditions for children and families in the 26-county Delta region. 

The Arkansas Delta Endowment for Building Community was established through a gift to the Community Foundation from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Who's Eligible?

This grant program is focused on supporting networks and collaborations to improve social and economic conditions for children and families in the Arkansas Delta region. Funding priority will be given to existing partnerships/coalitions that have a track record of previous work together. 

We’ll ask one member of the network/collaborative/coalition to serve as the “lead applicant.” The lead applicant can be a 501c3 nonprofit, public school, hospital or government entity in any of the 26 counties in the Arkansas Delta region. (See “Where We’re Currently Making Grants”.) Other organizations may be eligible if the proposed project has a clear charitable purpose. 

Where We're Currently Making Grants

The application period will be open May 15-June 15, 2018. Projects serving one or more of these counties in the Arkansas Delta will be eligible to apply:

  • Arkansas
  • Ashley
  • Chicot
  • Clay
  • Craighead
  • Crittenden
  • Cross
  • Desha
  • Drew
  • Greene
  • Independence
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Lawrence
  • Lee
  • Lincoln
  • Lonoke
  • Mississippi
  • Monroe
  • Phillips
  • Poinsett
  • Prairie
  • Randolph
  • St. Francis
  • White
  • Woodruff

Grant Funding Range

Typically, grants will range from $5,000 to $15,000. 

Apply Online

We will accept applications May 15 - June 15, 2018.  The deadline to complete your online application is 11:59 p.m. on June 15. 

Begin Online Application

When you apply, we’ll ask you to tell us about:
  • The proposal’s background – what issue are you addressing, and why? 
  • The project itself – what do you need Arkansas Delta Endowment grant funding for? 
  • Your collaborative – who are the partners involved in the project, and what are their roles? 
  • The outcomes you hope to achieve – what change do you hope to make in your community, and how will you measure success? 
  • Your budget – how will funds be spent and what other sources of funding do you have? 

Don't Forget Your Six-Month Report!

If you've received an Arkansas Delta Endowment grant, be sure to submit a grant report form within six months of receiving the grant. We want to know how your project is going and how you're using your grant.

Delta Circles, based in Helena, received an Arkansas Delta Endowment grant to implement financial literacy and life-skills training classes in Phillips County.

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