Two McGehee nonprofit groups were recently awarded grants from the Delta Area Community Foundation (DACF), an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation (ACF).
According to the McGehee Dermott Times-News, the Boys and Girls Club of McGehee received $3,200 to buy five Chromebooks and other supplies and am additional $1,000 for the Read for Success project. Plus $625 to match money from the Arkansas Community Foundation.
Paws and Claws Humane Society received $3,000 in total grant funding to help support existing community needs programs for dog and cat rescues. Half of the total came from the Delta Area Community Foundation and the remainder from the Arkansas Community Foundation Martha Barber Animal Welfare Endowment.
According to the newspaper, the mission of the organization is to engage people, connect resources and inspire solutions to build communities in the Delta. Both the DACF and the ACF establish funds and accept gifts from individuals and businesses. Those funds are invested and the investment returns provide grants to community based nonprofits.