The Mount Carroll Community Foundation is gearing up to award nearly $6,000 in grants to organizations and projects that advance the arts and enhance the quality of life in the community.

This year the Community Impact Fund will award $4,900 in grants to Mount Carroll non-profit organizations.

These grants will range from $250 to $1,000 to support youth, health, human services, and other programs.

Plus, the Art Guild Endowment will grant $800 to expand public awareness of the role that the arts play in our community.

Applications for both are now open at www.mtcarrollfoundation.org and are due by March 1.

In just over 10 years, the Mount Carroll Community Foundation has established seven charitable funds. Each year endowment earnings from these assets are used to benefit the Mount Carroll community, granting over $120,000 since 2012.

“We strive to strengthen local non-profit organizations by awarding grants for worthy projects and appreciate the outstanding community support in assisting us make Mount Carroll a better place to live,” according to a statement from the Board of Directors of the Mount Carroll Community Foundation.

Those wanting to help the charitable funds grow are asked to make a gift to the Mount Carroll Community Foundation. Contributors can indicate their support for the Community Impact Fund or Art Guild Endowment.

Gifts can be mailed to Mount Carroll Community Foundation, P.O. Box 123, Mount Carroll, IL 61053.

Anyone with questions about the application process or making a gift can contact the MCCF at 844-550-4100 or email MountCarrollCF@QCCommunityFoundation.org.