Annual Grant Cycle


End of July through Mid-September

501c3 organizations serving Benton and Franklin counties are eligible to apply.

Limit of one application per organization.

Grant awards range from $500 to a limited number of grants at $10,000 or above. The majority of grants range from $2,000 to $3,000.

3RCF may schedule interviews with all or selected applicants.

Grant awards are distributed in November.

The following websites may provide helpful data for grantwriters: and

Please review the list of exclusions to the right before applying.

  • Annual fundraising campaigns or events
  • Capital campaigns
  • Capital expenditures for real estate, building construction, and feasibility projects
  • Debt retirement/reduction
  • Endowments
  • Matching funds
  • Organizations that discriminate with regard to age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, religious affiliation, or presence of a disability
  • Political or lobbying activities
  • Purchases/activities that occurred prior to grant decisions
  • Re-granting funds
  • Religious purposes including sectarian worship, instruction, or proselytizing (organizations with religious affiliations will be considered for grants only if their activities address the needs of the wider community without regard to religious belief)
  • Schools (public, private, charter), PTO’s
  • Service clubs and service club foundations
  • Sponsorships
  • Sports Teams