Pope County Community Foundation

Madelyn Ginsberg, Executive Director
500 West B Street
P.O. Box 663
Russellville AR 72811
479-967-3083 • 479-970-7594 (c)

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Pope County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, was established in 2001 to serve all of Pope County, Ark.  With our dedicated board of directors we are working together with Pope County to promote smart giving to improve our community!

Local Board Members

Board members for 2016-2017 for Pope County Community Foundation:

  • Toni Bachman
  • Bud Gunter
  • Bob Hardin
  • Sandra Jones
  • Ron Knost
  • Betty LaGrone, chairman
  • Scott Van Horn (not pictured)
  • Yanci Walker
  • Chad Weisler


Grant Opportunities

Giving Tree Grants

Pope County Community Foundation will accept applications for our Giving Tree grants January 10th through February 15th, 2018. The focus this year will be general. Typically grants will be awarded anywhere from $500.00 up to $2,000.00. We encourage area nonprofits to apply.

Grants Available for Charitable Programs in Pope County

Community Foundation Accepting Online Grant Applications

Jan. 10 – Feb. 15


Russellville, Ark.(January 5th, 2018) – Nonprofits in Pope County can go to beginning January 10 to apply online for Giving Tree Grants through Pope County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. Applications must be submitted online by February 15.

“These grants generally range from $500.00 to $2,000.00,” said Madelyn Ginsberg, Executive Director.  We encourage area nonprofits to apply for our Giving Tree Grants. Last year we awarded grants to twelve organizations, two of which received grants from us for the first time, Augsburg Food Pantry and Quilts of Valor, A Second Tour.

Nonprofits can visit to view Giving Tree grant submission guidelines and begin the application process.

Any IRS 501(c)(3) public charity, public school, government agency or hospital in Pope County is eligible to apply. Other applicants may be considered if the project has a clear charitable purpose for the public benefit. Grants are not made to individuals. Applications will be reviewed by a grantmaking committee from Pope County Community Foundation.

“Through local Giving Tree grants, our state’s nonprofit organizations find support as they implement great ideas to improve their communities,” said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “Giving Tree grants are selected by local people in each of our affiliate areas and awarded to local organizations.”

Funding for the Giving Tree program comes from hundreds of Arkansas donors who support the work of the Community Foundation. For more information about our Giving Tree Society, visit

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 $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.


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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