CCF opens spring grant round to nonprofits on March 18

Mar. 6—CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Carthage Community Foundation opens its spring 2024 grant round to a variety of nonprofits on Monday, March 18.

Grant applications can be found at, and applications must be received online by 11:45 p.m. April 11.

Chanti Beckham, director of the Carthage Community Foundation, said the group is interested in supporting organizations and projects that enhance the lives of Carthage residents and provide innovative solutions for existing and emerging community needs.

Areas of funding focus:

—Health and human services.

—Education and youth services.

—Arts, culture, history and community beautification.

—Food and nutrition.

The foundation prefers to provide grants for one-time initiatives and capital/equipment purchases; however, the board also will consider operating expenses if a strong case is made for special circumstances. The total amount one applicant may request is $5,000.

In spring 2023, the foundation awarded almost $51,000 to 15 agencies.

During this grant period, separate applications will also be taken for the Vivian Leon Fund for the Musical Arts. This application may also be found at affiliates/carthage. Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) organizations, schools and colleges that offer classical music programs, with an emphasis on piano performance, to the community and schools in Jasper and Newton counties. The suggested range for grant proposals is $1,000-$4,000. The deadline to apply is also April 11.

Grant award announcements will be made at a luncheon to be held in mid-May.