$6,000 IN YAC grants announced

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Carroll County Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council announced $6,000 in Grants for youth-focused nonprofits in Carroll County. These awards will be presented on Thursday, April 19 at the Berryville Community Center Pavilion.

The following organizations will receive grants: Project Self Esteem for backpacks and school supplies; Green Forest High School for summer reading for second graders; Carroll County Learning Center for books; Opera in the Ozarks for Children's Opera; Clear Spring School for woodworking equipment; Carroll County Fair and Livestock Association for wash station improvements; Mission Clinic of Berryville for information brochure; Loaves & Fishes Food Bank toward purchase of a refrigerator; and the Carroll County Literacy Council for books.

The Youth Council consists of young people from all parts of the county and is guided by board member George Purvis. Each nonprofit submits a detailed application which is carefully reviewed by the Youth Council. Funds for granting come from Janet and Wayne Clark and from interest earned on the Youth Endowment to which many have contributed over the last 10 years.

The next Youth grant cycle is in January 2013. More information about Foundation grants is available at www.arcf.org.

Arkansas Community Foundation makes grants to improve the quality of life in our and collaborates with individuals, families and organizations to build local communities through philanthropy. ARCF has over $150 million in assets and has provided more than $90 million in grants since 1976. Carroll County Community Foundation has over $2 million in assets and has distributed $231,000directly to Carroll County through the Giving Tree program.

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