Carroll County Community Foundation

Happy 21st Anniversary to the Carroll County Community Foundation! We were 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.

UPDATED 2021 Carroll County Resource Guide Download Here

One of 29 affiliates of Arkansas Community Foundation, Carroll County Community Foundation has provided over $1.3 million in grants throughout our 21 years of service. 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.

To DONATE to a fund, follow this link to view a complete list of our Carroll County funds and endowments.

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 support of Arkansas Community Foundation, which has been serving our state for 46 years in Little Rock.

We want to know your passion for giving! Let us be your partner in philanthropy!

Local Giving Tree Grants Support Nonprofits working in and for Carroll County

Fall Giving Tree Grantees 2024

Bethel Agape Food Pantry
Carroll County Youth Literacy Program (Dolly Parton Imagination Library)
Eureka Springs Community Center Youth Program
Flint Street Food Pantry
Good Shepherd Humane Society pet food support program
Green Forest Methodist Food Pantry
Loaves & Fishes Food Bank
Little Red Bookshelf at Loaves & Fishes
Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
Carroll County Meals on Wheels program
The Purple Flower
United Cerebral Palsy Carroll County client support

Grant Cycles

UPDATE: We have refined our two community grant cycles into ONE! Our Fall Giving Tree Grant Cycle will accommodate grants from our Carroll County Giving Tree Endowment and our Carroll County Youth Advisory Endowment. These two endowments will fund programs that support youth and children in Carroll County as well as all 501c3 nonprofits, schools, churches, hospitals or government agencies that work in and for Carroll County. Grant range will be announced soon. Grant cycle opens July 10, 2022. For more information, visit:

Board Members

Joe Scott


Sue Hopkins

Taylor Hudspeth

Steve Johnson

Mavis Lehr

Kathy McCormick

Lona Noonan


Stephanie Perez

Mike Reed

Suzanne Villines

Teddy Willing

Arkansas students pursuing higher education at two- or four-year colleges or universities, vocational schools, or technical training programs can apply for more than 200 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.

To find out who can benefit from these scholarships, take our eligibility quiz.

The online application process begins Feb. 1 and most deadlines are April 1. Be sure to double-check the deadline. Good luck!

Apply for a Scholarship