Monroe County Community Foundation

Monroe County Community Foundation was established in 2000 and has been making a difference for nonprofits in Monroe County since that time. We are focused on the small rural communities in our area and continue to make a significant impact through the grants we make to those areas. We welcome new donors to our existing endowments and would be happy to assist in any way possible to help create a new endowment in your name. Our mission is to engage people, connect resources and inspire solutions. Contact us to learn more about how you can be a part of this important mission.

Local Giving Tree Grants Support Nonprofits Working in and for Monroe County

The most recent Monroe County Giving Tree grants include:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Arkansas Chapter
American Legion Auxiliary/City of Clarendon
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
Clarendon High School
Clarendon High School of Innovation - Student Leadership
Clarendon School District
Clarendon School District
Folsom Memorial Library
Folsom Memorial Library
Heaven’s Helping Hands Ministry Inc.
HELP Rescue
Kiddie Kollege Day Care Center
Literacy Council of Monroe County
Mid-Delta Health Systems
Mid-Delta Health Systems
Smith-Holly Grove Library, Inc.
Underdog Rescue of Arkansas

Grant Cycles

Grants are for general charitable purposes. Nonprofits, schools, government agencies and other charitable organizations serving Monroe Counties may apply. Applications (link to Apply section) are accepted July 10 to Aug. 15 each year. Our average grant size is $500 to $5,000. 

In FY2019, we awarded our first Grade Level Reading grants, and the Library Media Specialist implemented a Summer Bookmobile, every other Tuesday in June and July, to make stops in the more rural areas of our county.  It was a hugely successful project.

Board Members

Kathy Frein

Vice Chair

Joe Griffith

Gail Graves

Diane Cunningham

Ken Henry

Mary Kay Meacham

Janet Parrish

J. Baxter Sharp


C.J. Williams