3 Rivers Community Foundation (3RCF) focuses its eﬀort each year on an annual grant cycle, oﬀering a funding opportunity to 501c3 nonproﬁt organizations across Benton and Franklin Counties. The application and additional information, including exclusions, is available at www.3rcf.org under “Nonproﬁts” beginning July 31, 2023. The application deadline is Friday, September 15th at 5:00 PM.
“Our nonproﬁt community is feeling the impacts of inflation, in many diﬀerent ways,” says Abbey Cameron, CEO of 3RCF. “Some organizations are seeing a spike in demand for their services or are having to adapt their programs to reﬂect increased prices, all of which adds to the stress of staying in operation. 3RCF purposefully oﬀers a broad call for applications to try to put dollars where they are needed.”
The funding for this grant program comes from a percentage of 3RCF’s $8M endowment in addition to direct donations. Donors may direct their dollars to be unrestricted which means they will go to the areas of greatest need, or to speciﬁc causes they are passionate about, such as food security, housing, or healthcare. The 3RCF Board reviews, evaluates, and interviews applicants to make sure dollars will be eﬀectively used to support our community. In 2023, just over $270,000 was distributed to 59 Benton and Franklin County non-proﬁt organizations.
This year two ZOOM call tutorials will be oﬀered. The ﬁrst call on July 26 (9:00 AM) will focus on how to complete the online grant form. The second on August 2 (9:00 AM) will answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) applicants have about the grant cycle process. Links for joining the call are found on our website at htps://www.3rcf.org/annual-grant-cycle/
Donations to the 3RCF Annual Grant Fund received by the end of September will be included in this grant cycle. To support this fund, visit www.3rcf.org and click “Make a Donation.”
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