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Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation 

Lawrence Fikes, Executive Director
Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center 
211 W 3rd Ave, Ste. 125 
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
870-850-7934 • pinebluffarea@arcf.org

Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation, serving Pine Bluff and the surrounding cities of Jefferson County, makes grants to improve the quality of life in our area and partners with individuals, families and corporations to build our community through philanthropy.

Local Board Members

  • Gail Bellingrath
  • David Brown
  • Mattie Collins
  • Lisa Hunter
  • Bryan Jackson
  • George Lea
  • Nick Makris
  • Carla Martin
  • Alicia Nixon
  • Dabney Pelton 
  • Rebecca Pittillo
  • Scott Robinson
  • Catherine Smart
  • Mary Ross Taylor
  • Jessica Yarbrough

Grant Opportunities

Giving Tree Grants

Grants for general charitable purposes. Nonprofits, schools, government agencies and other charitable organizations serving Jefferson County may apply. Applications are accepted twice a year, from January 10 - February 15 and from July 10 - August 15. Learn more >>

JRMC Community Health Endowment

Online applications will be accepted from organizations aimed at educating, assessing and screening members of their organization or the larger community regarding health issues.  Health fairs, risk assessments, screening, outreach and educational programs in schools, churches and businesses are just a few of the opportunities that will be eligible for funding through this grant program. Eligible organizations are those that serve residents of Jefferson county and surrounding counties, including Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Grant and Lincoln. Grants typically range up to $5,000. Applications are accepted from July 10 to August 15. 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 >>

27 Nonprofits Receive $89,955 In Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation Grants


Pine Bluff, AR – The Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation (PBACF) announce4 27 grant recipients for the current grant cycle during a presentation ceremony on October 26, 2017 in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center.

Gail Bellingrath, Grants Committee Chair, presented the awards available through the PBACF Giving Tree Grant Program and the Jefferson Regional Medical Center Community Health Endowment. 

Bellingrath noted that the Giving Tree Grant Program considers the following criteria in reviewing, evaluating and selecting the grant recipients:
  • Potential benefit to the community
  • Capacity of the organization to achieve the results submitted in the proposal
  • Evidence of a plan for evaluating the project
  • Potential for sustainability beyond the grant cycle
  • Evidence of cooperation or collaboration with other organizations working in the same field
  • Evidence of local financial support and possibility of future support for the project or program
  • Innovation and creativity of the approach

Bellingrath stated that $65,755 was awarded to the following organizations, selected as Giving Tree Grant recipients:   Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas,  Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson County, CASA Women’s Shelter, Economics Arkansas, Girl Scouts, Go Forward Pine Bluff, Hope Women’s Resource Center, Ivy Center for Education, Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity, Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Neighbor To Neighbor, Our Daughter’s Keeper, Ozark Mission Project, Pine Bluff Downtown Development, Pine Bluff Youth Development, Pine Bluff / Jefferson County Clean & Beautiful, Saint Peter Saturday Soup Kitchen, Salvation Army, Targeting Our People’s Priorities with Service,  Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services and  What’s Next Pine Bluff.

The Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) Health Endowment is a grant program made possible through JRMC in accordance with its goal to bring quality healthcare to the people of Southeast Arkansas.  The grants committee evaluates proposals from eligible organizations wanting to provide services aimed at educating, assessing and screening members of their organization, or the larger community, regarding health issues.  Health fairs, risk assessments, screening, outreach and educational programs in schools, churches and businesses are eligible for funding through this grant program.  JRMC applicant organizations are those that serve residents of Jefferson County and the surrounding counties of Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Grant and Lincoln.

The total amount of $24,200 was awarded to the following organizations through the JRMC Community Health Endowment:  Brandon Burlsworth Foundation, Daughters of Charity Services of Arkansas, Delta Regional Community Services Outreach, Hope Women’s Resource Center, Southeast Arkansas Medical Education Foundation, Targeting Our People’s Priorities with Service, Trinity Village Retirement Center and Watkin Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

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.  Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $179 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 28 affiliates, are fully tax deductible.



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