Carthage Community Foundation accepting spring grant applications

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CARTHAGE, Mo. – Carthage Community Foundation begins accepting applications for its spring grant round on Thursday, April 1. More than $57,000 will be available to support a broad range of proposals. Grants are available through two programs, CCF’s general spring grant round and the Vivian Leon Musical Arts grant program focused on piano performance and education and related performing arts needs.

Area 501(c)3 organizations and other IRS approved entities, such as civic, education or faith-based groups, serving the Carthage area, are eligible to apply. Applications for both programs are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16. To begin the application process, go to cfozarks.org/applyforgrants, click View Grants and then scroll down to locate the 2 Carthage opportunities.

CCF will have a total of $47,221 available with maximum awards set at $5,000. The preference is for one-time special projects and capital requests, but general operating support also will be considered. Areas of funding focus include: Health and Human Services; Education and Youth Services; Arts, Culture, History and Community Beautification; and COVID-19 Recovery.

This grant round includes $10,000 to support COVID-19 recovery efforts, which is made possible through the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation managed by Commerce Trust. CCF successfully applied for the 2021 Coover Regional Recovery Grant Program administered by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for funding to re-grant to nonprofits.

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The Vivian Leon Musical Arts grant program has $10,697 available with a maximum of $4,000 available per proposal. Preference will be given to organizations that present piano and/or classical music performances and provide education in Jasper and Newton counties. Consideration also will be given to scholarship assistance for piano students, as well as performing arts organizations impacted by COVID-19 pandemic challenges.

Grant announcements are expected in mid-May.

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