Clark County Community Foundation

Karen Arnold, Executive Director
P.O. Box 735
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Clark County Community Foundation was founded in 2002 as an affiliate office of Arkansas Community Foundation. We offer opportunities for nonprofits, corporations, families and individuals to protect and invest their charitable dollars in the people and the causes that they care about in Clark County. Our mission is to engage people, connect resources and inspire solutions for the betterment of all of Clark County. We do this by creating endowment funds, building assets and awarding grants to help meet the needs of the community.

Local Board Members

  • Stacey Blackard, Chair
  • Kenneth Taylor
  • Linda Franklin
  • Taylor Chaney
  • Cassie Gonzales
  • Henry Huerkamp
  • Pam Thomason
  • David Fenocchi
  • Kenneth Harris
  • Deborah Sesser
  • Sherry Kelley – Gurdon Youth Advisory Council (YAC) advisor
  • Nancy Mortensen – Arkadelphia Youth Advisory Council (YAC) advisor

Grant Opportunities

Giving Tree Grants

Grants for general charitable purposes. Nonprofits, schools, government agencies and other charitable organizations serving Clark County may apply. Applications are accepted January 10 - February 15 each year. Learn more >>

Science Initiative for Middle Schools (SIMS) Grants

Our SIMS program provides $500 awards to public middle school science teachers (grades 5-8) to purchase consumable science materials. Applications are accepted July 1 - October 1. Learn more >>

2014 – 2015 Friends of the Foundation

Ross Foundation
Baptist Medical Center
Southern Bancorp
Summit Bank
Dr/Mrs Gary Gehrki 
Dr/Mrs James Andrews
Ms Jane Lucas 
Dr/Mrs James Ford 
Chambers Bank
Zeiser Wealth Management, LLC 
Gregory L Vardaman Law Firm 
Mr/Mrs Mark Overturf 
Dr/Mrs Tommy Roebuck
Mr/Mrs Justin Gonzales 
Arkadelphia Massage Therapy
KW Jester Logging
 Tatman Real Estate, Inc
Mary & Martha's Florist, LLC
Wallstreet in the Woods
Mr/Mrs Tink Thomason
Ms Stacey Blackard
Mr/Mrs Keith Craft
Mr/Mrs Mike Wilcox
Rev/Mrs James Calhoun
Mr Harold Bass 
Cowboy Dispatch, Inc 
 Mr/Mrs Randy Franklin
 Ms Wanda O'Quinn
Taylor Rodgers Turner & Manning
 Dr/Mrs James Hankins
Mr/Mrs Charles Cabe
Mr/Mrs Phillip Loe, Jr
Mr Jason Edington
Mr/Mrs David Fenocchi
Mr/Mrs Kenneth Taylor
Mr S Taylor Chaney
Mr/Mrs Jay Neal
Mr/Mrs Randy Hill
DLT Event Management, Inc
Echols, Thompson & Davis, LTD
Mr/Mrs Andrew Kneebone
Mr/Mrs Shane McBride 
Mr/Mrs Robert McCallum
Arnold, Batson, Turner & Turner PA
Bunn Real Estate & Property Mgmt
Mr/Mrs Richard Womack
Mr/Mrs Jim Lloyd
Chambers Bank
Stylin on the Square
 Mr/Mrs William Wright
Timber Lodge Ranch
Sheriff Jason Watson
Ms Martha Robertson
Mr J Patrick Adcock
Central Arkansas Development Council
Mr/Mrs Blake Batson  



See our Affiliate Offices

Pope County Community Foundation Awards Giving Tree Grants to Twelve Local Nonprofit Organizations

Russellville, Ark. April 24, 2017 – Pope County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, announced today $19,500.00 in Giving Tree Grants for nonprofits in Pope County.

 “Many non-profits applied for the grant money, totaling more than $98,000 in applications.” said Madelyn Ginsberg, executive director of the Pope County affiliate, “Choosing which non-profits will receive the grant funds is always a difficult decision. We have so many deserving non-profits that apply. This year the awards were for general charitable purposes.”

“Our Giving Tree program helps Arkansans support a variety of important needs in their own home towns,” said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “Funding for our Giving Tree grants comes from local individuals and families. We invest their donations in endowments that provide a permanent source of funding for charitable causes in our communities.”

Grant recipients include:

Age to Age, Inc., Age to Age off site programs

Arkansas River Valley Arts Center, Improved Communications

Augsburg Food Pantry, Food for the Food Pantry

Boys & Girls Clubs of the AR River Valley, Security System

CASA of the 5th Judicial District, Christmas Party for Foster Children

Equestrian Zone – Riding for a Reason, Raise the Roof

No Kill Russellville, Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program

Pottsville Athletic Association, A Field of Angels

Quilts of Valor Foundation, A Second Tour Quilts of Valor

River Valley Food 4 Kids, Fresh and Healthy Summer

River Valley Shelter for Battered Women & Children, Fresh and Healthy Summer

Royal Family Kids Camp of Pope County, Camp for Foster Children of Pope County

Pope County Community Foundation makes grants through the Giving Tree program annually. The next grant cycle will begin in January 2018. More information about Community Foundation grants is available at

Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that fosters smart giving to improve communities. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps.  Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $156 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 27 affiliates are fully tax deductible.

Our affiliate offices work locally in every corner of Arkansas. Find the affiliate near you.

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