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Ouachita Valley Community Foundation 

Stephanie Wyatt, Executive Director

308 Washington Street 
Camden, AR 71701 
870-836-6980 (o) • 870-836-6980 (f) 
ouachitavalley@arcf.org


Ouachita Valley Community Foundation became an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation in 1993.  Our mission is to engage people, connect resources and inspire solutions to make our community a great place to live, now and in the future. 


Local Board Members

  • Mark T. Cayce
  • Dr Fred Dietrich
  • Blake Fain
  • Bernie Dickson
  • Jim Murray
  • Paul Lindsey
  • Thomas McGill
  • J. David Reynolds III
  • Colin Sterling
  • Valerie Wilson, 2017 Board Chair

Grant Opportunities

Giving Tree Grants

Grants for general charitable purposes. Nonprofits, schools, government agencies and other charitable organizations serving Ouachita and Calhoun Counties may apply. Applications are accepted July 10 - August 15 each year. Grants typically range from $500 to $2,000 each.  Learn more >>

Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Grants

Grants for programs that target youth needs in Ouachita and Calhoun counties. Nonprofits, schools, government agencies and other charitable organizations serving Ouachita and Calhoun Counties may apply. Applications are accepted in January 10 - February 15 each year.  Grants typically range from $500 to $1,000.  Learn more >>

Ouachita Valley Supports Camden Fairview's Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

Thanks, in part, to a $5000 Ouachita Valley Giving Tree grant in April 2016, students from the Camden Fairview School District will send an experiment to space to be tested by astronauts on board the International Space Station through the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). This is a first for the state of Arkansas!!!

In addition to the initial grant of $5,000, Ouachita Valley Community Foundation voted in January 2017 to assist the students with an additional $5,000 to be used for travel to/from Cape Canaveral, Florida to view the launch. Currently, the launch is scheduled for June 2017 and will return to Earth in the fall of 2017.

Out of 11 projects set to launch on SSEP Mission 10, Camden Fairview's project is the only one that focuses on engineering. The experiment will determine the tensile strength of a polymer mixed in space. The remaining 10 projects focus on Microbiology.

 Pictured from left to right are Camden Fairview students Alexis Bryant, Peyton Ruch, Hope Hesterly, Piper Fain, Lexi Betts and Trey Jeffus.  Find out more about the SSEP program here. 

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

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Contact

Phone: (501) 372-1116
Fax: (501) 372-1166
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Location

1400 West Markham
Suite 206
Little Rock, AR 72201
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