2016 Annual Report
A 40-Year Tradition of Giving
When a small group of community leaders met in a Little Rock restaurant more than 40 years ago to discuss forming a community foundation, did they dream of the strong Arkansas Community Foundation, with its 27 local affiliate offices, that exists today?
Thanks to the generosity of Arkansans who followed their lead, our Community Foundation has provided more than $156 million in grants to nonprofits in Arkansas. The Foundation has partnered with thousands of Arkansas nonprofits to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Foundation has supported charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partnered to create new initiatives that address the gaps.
Last April, we hosted our second ArkansasGives online giving day. Up from $2 million the first year, ArkansasGives donors responded to 600 of our state’s nonprofits with $4 million in online donations. In two years, a total of more than $6 million has been raised to help Arkansas nonprofits transform the communities they serve.
Even as grants go out the door, the Community Foundation continues to grow its stewardship of long term assets. With more than $308 million in gifts to the Foundation over its 40-year history, the current assets of the Foundation are more than $250 million. We’re a Foundation that continues to grow and continues to give!
Through the efforts of the many individuals and businesses who have gone before us, Arkansas Community Foundation is a strong resource for today. The Foundation will continue to offer tools that help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars to address future community needs.
President and CEO