Columbia County Community Foundation

Janet Rider-Babbitt-Executive Director
116 South Washington
Magnolia, AR 71753

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Since 2000, Columbia County Community Foundation has granted more than $200,000 to 38 nonprofit organizations through our signature Giving Tree grants. Our assets total $2.3 million.


Local Board Members

  • Executive Board
  • George Ransford, Chair
  • Shari Ferguson,Vice Chair
  • Deborah Nipper, Secretary
  • Mary Fowler, Treasurer
  • Board Members
  • Deb Baker
  • Molly Burns
  • Carolyn Clegg
  • Sondra Eiler
  • J.W. Rowe
  • Jan Story
  • Tyree Watkins
  • William Wood
  • Ashly Roberts, Youth Advisory Council (YAC) advisor


Grant Opportunities

Giving Tree Grants

Grants for general charitable purposes. Nonprofits, schools, government agencies and other charitable organizations serving Columbia 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 >>

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

Giving Locally


Phone: (501) 372-1116
Fax: (501) 372-1166
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1400 West Markham
Suite 206
Little Rock, AR 72201

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