Twin Lakes Community Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Twin Lakes Community Foundation supports basic needs, arts and culture, literacy, youth, and education efforts in the Arkansas counties of Baxter, Fulton, Izard, and Marion.

FUNDING AREAS: Basic needs, arts and culture, literacy, youth, education

IP TAKE: The funder is looking to harness the power of young, professionals to guide the way for future giving at the local level.

PROFILE: The Twin Lakes Community Foundation (TLCF) is an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation (ACF), which is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. ACF affiliate foundations help connect nonprofits, corporations, families, and individuals with charitable needs and interests in local communities. Based in Mountain Home, Arkansas and with the help of its involved board of local leaders, TLCF is “working to establish endowment funds, build assets and award grants to help meet community needs.” TLCF supports local basic needs, arts and culture, literacy, youth, and education efforts.

The Twin Lakes Community Foundation awards grants through the Arkansas Community Foundation’s Giving Tree Grants program. These grants go to nonprofits, government agencies, schools, and other charitable groups that serve residents at the local level. It also awards the Twin Lakes Future Fund Grants, which goes to public schools, government agencies, or hospitals in the Twin Lakes area. This fund targets the philanthropy of young professionals looking to give back to their community.

Grants range between about $500 and $2,000. Giving Tree awards are up to $2,000, while Future Fund awards are up to $1,500. In a past year, the funder awarded a total of $20,000 to 14 organizations. Learn more about this funder’s local giving on the ACF recent grants page. Read about recent grants on the funder’s news page. Grantmaking focuses on Baxter, Fulton, Izard, and Marion Counties in Arkansas. Past local grantees include Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry, Ozark Center of Hope, Gamma House, and the ASUMH Ed Coulter Student Emergency Fund.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The application window is typically from January 10 to February 15 for Giving Tree awards and from July 10 to August 15 for Future Fund awards. The foundation utilizes an online grants system to review funding requests. Direct general questions to the foundation’s executive director, Gwen Khayat, at twinlakes@arcf.org or 870-321-8887.

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