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 >>


Arkansas Hunters Feed the Hungry/Garland & Montgomery Counties
Arkansas Prostate Cancer Screening/Garland County
Hot Springs Boys & Girls Club
Cooper-Anthony Child Abuse Center
Cooperative Christian Ministries Clinic
Economics Arkansas/Garland County Conference
Garland County Habitat for Humanity
Garland County Historical Society
Hot Springs Jazz Society/Jazz Fest 2017
Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild/Children's Concert 2017
Imagination Library for Garland County
Jackson House Crisis Center
Levi Hospital
Literacy Council of Garland County
Mid-America Museum
Montgomery County Performing Arts Project
Montgomery County Single Parent Scholarship
Norman Historic Preservation Project
Ouachita Counseling Services
Ozark Mission Project/Garland County
Project Hope Food Bank
Garland County Single Parent Scholarship
The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and Arts Foundation
Visitor's Chapel of the AME Church Food Pantry
Hot Springs Family YMCA
Youth Advisory Council
Hot Springs Future Fund


YAC meets to award grants for 2017. Last year they awarded $10,600 to 9 agencies that serve children and youth in Garland County. 


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

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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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