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2018 Community Investment Grants

Our 2018 Community Investment grant cycle is open now! 

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health. That’s why our competitive grants program is focused on investing in programs that form the building blocks for a good life: Education, Financial Stability and Health. 
Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.

Click here to register a secure account and begin your application, or continue your application. 

GRANT Timeline:

February 19 – Grant applications available. NEW! Our grant applications can be completed online. Click here to start your application now!

February 28Agency Training to review new process and guidelines.
Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library* in Little Rock from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

April 13 (11:59 p.m.) – Grant applications due

April – June 2018 – Grant application review and site visits

June 2018 – Grant Announcements

Quarterly payments begin September 15, 2018
*Use of Central Arkansas Library System's meeting facilities does not constitute endorsement of the beliefs, viewpoints, policies, or affiliation of the user by the library board or staff. 


Questions? Contact Kristi Davis