St. Francis County Community Foundation

P.O. Box 3002
Forrest City, AR 72336
870-630-2400 •

Robin Jayroe, Executive Director


Established in 2001, St. Francis County Community Foundation makes grants to improve the quality of life of people in St. Francis County and partners with individuals, families and corporations to build our community through philanthropy.  The SFCCF endowments have given over $500,000 in grants to non profit organizations in St. Francis County.

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Our Endowments

Learn the stories of the local people behind our charitable endowments.

American Flag Endowment Fund
The Rudy Beede Scholarship Endowment
Arkansas Special Olympics Area 8 Nicole Bennett Endowment
Lois Nimocks Beeson Library Endowment
Nicole Bennett Scholarship Endowment
Bill Baxter Athletic Endowment
Martha Couchman Endowment for the SFC Food Pantry and the FC C.A.R.E. Center
Elizabeth H. Campbell Endowment for the Performing Arts
East Arkansas Community College Foundation Scholarship Endowment
The Forrest City Education Foundation Student Assistance Endowment
Forrest City Kiwanis Club Endowment
St. Francis County Food Panty Endowment
The Forrest City Education Foundation Scholarship Endowment
The Gazzola Vaccaro, Jr. Museum Endowment
The Coach Ed Henderson and Coach Jim Devazier Endowment
Mary Gregg Loeb Animal Welfare Endowment
The Jim Lindsey Endowment
Mary Allison McCollum Endowment
Pat Flanagin Bible Endowment
The Johnny Poe and Michael Poe "Flying High" Endowment
SFC Elves, Inc. Endowment
The Stevie Stevens Golf Endowment
The Ralph Thompson Endowment
The Stuart Towns Outstanding Cross Country Award Endowment
The David J. Cohn "Wishes" Endowment
The Michelle Wilson Scholarship Endowment
Abbie Robinson Endowment
The Francis McCain Charitable Giving Endowment
The Giny Blankenship Memorial Nursing Scholarship
The Barbara Jean Flanagin Endowment for Mental Illness
The Laws/Rougeau Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The Warren and Onice Faupel Endowment
2012 Scholarship Winners

SFCCF is happy to announce the 2012 scholarship winners:

Lance Hughes, a student at Arkansas State University was selected as the Johnny and Michael Poe "Flying High" Scholarship winner.

Kiera Metcalf, a 2012 FCHS Senior is the winner of the Nicole Bennett Memorial Scholarship.

Avery Winston, a 2012 FCHS Senior is the winner of the Rudy Beede Memorial Scholarship.

Taif Butler, a 2012 FCHS Senior is the winner of the Abbie Robinson Scholarship.

Johnny Hefner, a nursing student as EACC has beens selected to receive the 1st annual Giny Blankenship Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

The St. Francis County Youth Advisory Council granted $5,000.00 to local youth organizations in St. Francis County during the 2012 Fall Grant Cycle.  Organizations receiving funds were: 

SFC Elves Birthday Book Project

St. Francis Area Developmental Center

Forrest City High School Special Education Department

Forrest City High School Drama Department

Palestine/Wheatley Elementary and High School Libraries 

Palestine/Wheatley Girls' Fitness Club

Forrest City School District Parental Invovement Committee

Forrest CIty High School Dance Team

Forrest City Band Department

For more information on grant opportunities, please contact Robin Jayroe at 870-630-2400 or email at

1400 West Markham, Suite 206 | Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 | 501-372-1116 | | Directions

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