Hot Springs Area Community Foundation 

Joyce Whitfield, Executive Director
P.O. Box 56 Hot Springs, AR 71902
501-620-4008 (o) 501-282-0502 (c) 

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Since 1991, our mission has been to serve as a vehicle for helping individuals, firms and organizations in our area in carrying out their immediate and long-term philanthropic plans. HSACF has created over 93 funds that benefit Garland and Montgomery counties.

Local Board Members

  • Charleen Copeland, Chair
  • Dan Messersmith, Vice-Chair
  • Russ Cowen, Future Fund Chair
  • Stuart Fleischner, Secretary
  • John Simpson, Treasurer
  • Melinda Gassaway, At –Large
  • Elizabeth Farris
  • Mike Ferguson
  • John Hearnsberger
  • Don Munro
  • Ashley Naramore
  • Ray Owen, Jr.
  • Lance Porter
  • Ruth Smith
  • Festus Ugbade
  • Jared Zeiser
  • Robert Zunick, State Board Member

Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Advisors

  • Ashley Naramore
  • Kerry Owen
  • Susannah Wright
  • Brad Burleson



Grant Opportunities



Hot Springs Area Golden Key Members

Golden Key Society Members

(pictured from left to right) 

  • Robert Zunick, FA - Wells Fargo Advisors
  •  Susan Siegle, FA - Morgan Stanley Advisors
  • Ashley Naramore, JD -  Reagler and Naramore Law Firm
  •  Richard Payton, FA -  Well Fargo Advisors
  • Dan Messersmith, CPA - Duncan and Messersmith
  • Merek Rowe, JD - Legacy Law Firm

  (Not pictured)

  • Gary Beckwith, CPA - Spann and Associates
  • Robert Duncan, CPA - Duncan and Messersmith
  • Clay Farrar, JD - The Farrar Firm
  • Bruce Garnett, JD - Garnett Law Firm
  • Robert Hargraves, JD - (Deceased)
  • Brad Hudgens, FA - Morgan Stanley Advisors
  • Charles Moore, FA - Merrill Lynch
  • Janet Moore, JD
  • Ray Owen, Jr. - JD - Owen, Farnell and Garner
  • Karen Reagler, JD -  Reagler and Naramore Law Firm 
  • Joe Woosely, CPA - Jordan, Woosley, Crone & Keaton Ltd
  • John Vines, JD - Wood, Smith, Schnipper, Clay and Vines

Hot springs Area Community Foundation thanks professional advisors who have opened the doors to philanthropy for their clients through the Golden Key Society. The above Golden Key members have guided their clients to the Hot Springs Area Community Foundation to meet each client’s individual charitable objectives through estate or financial planning.

Hot Springs Future Fund

The Hot Springs Future Fund is a fun way to work with other  young Professionals to enhance our community.  For more information, email Russ Cowen at


Garland County Nonprofits

For information on non-profit services available, go to 

Youth Advisory Committee meets to award grants for 2017. 

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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