Craighead County Community Foundation 

Barbara Weinstock, Executive Director 
407 Union Street 
Jonesboro, AR 72401 
870-268-8888 (o) • 870-761-1117 (c)

Craighead County Community Foundation is your local philanthropic resource, connecting charitably inclined individuals with the needs of their community.

Our mission is to engage people, connect resources and inspire solutions that build Craighead County, so that this is the kind of community in which our children want to raise their children. Please contact us to learn how we can help you be part of this mission.

Local Board Members

Brenna Boone
Al Brodell
Joan Cash
Glenda Cheatham
Jennifer Clack
Richard Freer
Susan Garner
Gina Gomez
Janet Hyneman
Blake Johnson
Tad Margolis
Lisa Melton Jackson
Guy Patteson
Phillip Poston
Jeffrey Puryear
Daniel Robinson
Steve Rockwell
Kim Shumpert
Skip Smith
Lonnie Williams
Caroline Cameron, Advisory
Andy Peeler, Advisory
Peggy Stripling, Advisory
Joe T. Wilson, Advisory
Tom Womack, Advisory

Grant Opportunities

Giving Tree Grants

Grants for general charitable purposes. Nonprofits, government agencies and other charitable organizations serving Craighead County may apply. Applications are accepted July 10 - August 12 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 >>

Stories of Impact

Over the last several years, the Arkansas Community Foundation has been out front in drawing young people into the philanthropic process. Youth Advisory Councils (YAC) were formulated throughout the state to serve as an entry point for young people to engage with community builders. The young people are responsible for a variety of activities including service learning initiatives, fundraising and grant making.

As the Craighead Community Foundation chapter began thinking about a local YAC program they realized an opportunity to build a partnership that develops leaders among some of the most vulnerable students in our community. This year, CCCF will partner with CityYouth Ministries to cultivate the YAC Leadership Initiative. Students who are low to moderate income and benefit directly from such organizations as CCCF will now learn about how workforce development and philanthropy are interconnected.

Throughout the project, students will visit a variety of businesses that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about. Additionally, they will work on service learning projects and will raise funds to make grants in Spring 2016. The project will focus on expanding the view of these students beyond just the block around their home. The goal of the project is to draw the potential out of these students to encourage them toward college and career readiness. The CCCF is proud to partner with CityYouth Ministries for this worthy project.


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.

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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