Mission: Arkansas Community Foundation engages people, connects resources and inspires solutions to build community.
Programs: Walton family charitable support foundation, inc. Education awareness fund - promotes quality education in public schools, and most recently supported arkansas single parent scholarship funds.
"arkansas gives" was a one-day online giving event promoting charitable giving to arkansas non-profits. Held april 2, 2015, arkansas gives 2015 received over 7,550 gift transactions, ultimately providing support of $2. 3 million to over 345 arkansas non-profit organizations.
bruce family endowment - grants to many charitable organizations in arkansas involved in healthcare, education, welfare and the arts
other program services include but are not limited to the following:1. Arkansas delta endowment for building community - established in august 2009 through a grant from the w. K. Kellogg foundation. The purpose of the endowment is to provide ongoing resources to support place-based efforts improving economic and social community conditions for families in the delta region of arkansas. Grantees include community and family resource centers, citizens groups and educational organizations. 2. Robin e. Hernreich foundation endowment makes grants across a variety of causes including the crisis center for women, the cancer support house, and park (a program for at risk children and youth). 3. Wrf endowment for the affiliate science - to support statewide minigrants program benefiting arkansas public school teachers and their students, and thus, provide long-term support for science education in the state of arkansas. 4. Partners in nursing's future fund - grants to uams college of nursing to build arkansas' long term and geriatric care workforce statewide and to improve educational preparation of nurses caring for elderly in nursing homes. 5. Flora bittner croft endowment - established to award scholarships to high school seniors attending college and grants to support the libraries of two local schools. 6. Impac learning systems endowment - to support research, development, and implementation of computer technologies necessary to maximize the use of computers and computer applications in the educational processes in the schools of arkansas. 7. Helena health foundation fund - a field of interest fund that makes grants in the area of health in phillips, lee and monroe counties in arkansas, three of the poorest counties in the nation.
Harmon Field was host to a multitude of events over its 8 decade run. So during the last football game ever to be played on it they had all Paragould High School alumni march past according to their decade. I crossed the field with the "90s" crowd and thought "This should be an endowment!" I wasn't sure how in the world to turn that into one, but in the end we established a fund for the Paragould Band Boosters, an entity that had used the field for decades. We had anyone contribute who had an affiliation with the field-band members, football players, homecoming royalty, track stars, etc. We even had an 80 for 80 for 80--80 people to contribute $80 for the 80 years of Harmon Fields' existence. Today, the endowment is fully funded. It was all possible through ARCF. There is no other outlet like it for bringing people together and for creative giving.
Arkansas Community Foundation has made possible local affiliates that magnify and spread the positive influence of ARCF to all corners of Arkansas. Our local affiliate in Cross County has been very successful in providing grant money to local non-profits because of ARCF funding and hands-on guidance.