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Thanks $12 Million, Arkansas! 

ArkansasGives was a 12-hour online giving event hosted by Arkansas Community Foundation in April of 2015, 2016 and 2017. Over the past three years,  we challenged all Arkansans to make a donation to the charities of their choice.  Together, Arkansans raised more than $12 million to support 900+ participating nonprofits. 

The third and final ArkansasGives event was on April 6, 2017. See below for yearly results. 

Are you a nonprofit looking for resources to help with fundraising? Are you looking for a comprehensive list of Arkansas nonprofits? 

Here are some tools that could help: 

FREE Resource Guides on Fundraising from Classy.org
Guidestar.org's Nonprofit Search Website
The Arkansas Chapter of Fundraising Professionals

If you would like updates on grant opportunities for nonprofits around the state, you can sign up to receive email updates from us here: 

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2017 Results

ArkansasGives 2017 was held on April 6. Thanks for helping us Grow the Love for Arkansas Nonprofits!

2017 Results at a Glance:

  • 937 Participating Nonprofits 
  • $5.6 Million Raised from the Public
  • $6.1 Million Distributed to Nonprofits (including prizes and bonus dollars)
  • 23,178 Total Donations

Grand Prize Winners:

First Security Bank contributed $60,000 in prize money for nonprofits that raised the most dollars and received the most individual donations. The certified winners of the First Security Bank grand prizes, along with their prize amounts, are:

Small Nonprofit – Most Dollars:
Arkansas Emergency Medical Foundation — $5,000
Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts — $3,000
A-Camp, Inc. — $2,000

Small Nonprofit – Most Donations:
Lucie’s Place – $5,000
Central Arkansas Library System Foundation – $3,000
Cornerstone Transition Home – $2,000

Mid-size Nonprofit – Most Dollars:
Maggie House – $5,000
Haven House – $3,000
UAMS Medical Center Auxiliary – $2,000

Mid-size Nonprofit – Most Donations:
Maggie House – $5,000
The CALL – $3,000
Humane Society of Pulaski County – $2,000

Large Nonprofit – Most Dollars:
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra – $5,000
St. Joseph School – $3,000
Women & Children First: The Center Against Family Violence – $2,000

Large Nonprofit – Most Donations:
KUAR 89.1 & KLRE Classical 90.5 UA Little Rock Public Radio – $5,000
Arkansas Foodbank – $3,000
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra – $2,000

Most Dollars Raised by Category:


Faith Based – Searcy Children’s Home – $1,000
Animal Welfare – Humane Society of Pulaski County – $1,000
Economic Development – Freedom 5:one Ministries – $1,000
Environment – The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas – $1,000
Human Services – Maggie House – $1,000
Education – St. Joseph School – $1,000
Health – Arkansas Emergency Medical Foundation – $1,000
Community & Civic Engagement/Public & Social Benefit – Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families – $1,000
Arts & Humanities – Arkansas Symphony Orchestra – $1,000

This year a new set of prizes (amounts listed below), for most donations by region were awarded to:


Southwest – Southern Arkansas University Foundation – $200
Northwest – Maggie House – $200
Southeast – Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services – $200
Northeast – Food Banks of North Central Arkansas – $200
Central – KUAR 89.1 & KLRE Classical 90.5 UA Little Rock Public Radio – $200

2016 Results

ArkansasGives 2016 was held on April 7. Thanks for helping us Grow the Love for Arkansas Nonprofits!

2016 Results at a Glance:

  • 600 Participating Nonprofits
  • $4.1 Million Raised from the Public
  • $4.6 Million Distributed to Nonprofits (including prizes and bonus dollars)
  • 18,535 Total Donations

Grand Prize Winners:

First Security Bank contributed $60,000 in prize money for nonprofits that raised the most dollars and received the most individual donations. The certified winners of the First Security Bank grand prizes were:

Small Nonprofit – Most Dollars:
Go Near Ministry — $,5,000

A-Camp, Inc. — $3,000
Loaves & Fishes Food Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. — $2,000

Small Nonprofit – Most Donations:
Lucie’s Place — $5,000
Central Arkansas Library System Foundation — $3,000
A-Camp, Inc. — $2,000

Mid-size Nonprofit – Most Dollars:
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival — $5,000
Soaring Wings Ranch — $3,000
Clear Spring School, Inc. — $2,000

Mid-size Nonprofit – Most Donations:
Maggie House — $5,000
Soaring Wings Ranch — $3,000
The CALL — $2,000

Large Nonprofit – Most Dollars:
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra — $5,000
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families — $3,000
Our House, Inc. — $2,000

Large Nonprofit – Most Donations:
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families — $5,000

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund — $3,000
Arkansas Foodbank — $2,000

Category Prizes:

In addition, Jane Hunt Meade provided funds for prizes for the nonprofits that raise the most dollars in several categories of service, including health, education and human services. Category prize winners were:


Most Dollars Raised by Category:

Faith Based – Go Near Ministry — $1,000
Animal Welfare – Faulkner County SPCA — $1,000
Economic Development – Main Street Dumas, Inc. — $1,000
Environment – Audubon Arkansas — $1,000
Human Services – Soaring Wings Ranch — $1,000
Education – Clear Springs School, Inc. — $1,000
Health – Arkansas Hospice Foundation — $1,000
Community & Civic Engagement/Public & Social Benefit – Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families — $1,000
Arts & Humanities – Arkansas Symphony Orchestra — $1,000

Power Hour Prizes

Small Nonprofit:
Faulkner County SPCA — $3,000
Together for Hope Arkansas — $2,000
Go Near Ministry — $1,000

Mid-size Nonprofit:
Maggie House — $3,000
David E. Puryear Center — $2,000
Hispanic Community Services, Inc. — $1,000

Large Nonprofit:
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra — $3,000
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families — $2,000
Arkansas Arts Center — $1,000

2015 Results

ArkansasGives 2015 was held on April 2. Thanks for helping us Grow the Love for Arkansas Nonprofits!

2015 Results at a Glance:

  • 361 Participating Nonprofits
  • $1.98 Million Raised from the Public
  • $2.33 Million Distributed to Nonprofits (including prizes and bonus dollars)
  • 7,552 Total Transactions

Grand Prize Winners:

First Security Bank contributed $40,000 in prize money for nonprofits that raised the most dollars and received the most individual donations. The certified winners of the First Security Bank grand prizes were:

Most Dollars Raised – Large Nonprofit Category:
Maggie House (Charleston) – $5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas (Little Rock) – $3,000
Garland County Habitat for Humanity (Hot Springs) – $2,000

Most Donations – Large Nonprofit Category:
Maggie House (Charleston) – $5,000
Arkansas Rice Depot (Little Rock) – $3,000
Arkansas Foodbank (Little Rock) – $2,000

Most Dollars Raised – Small Nonprofit Category:
A-Camp, Inc. (Little Rock) – $5,000
Compassion Works for All (Little Rock) – $3,000
Southeast Arkansas College Foundation, Inc. (Pine Bluff) – $2,000

Most Donations – Small Nonprofit Category:
A-Camp, Inc. (Little Rock) – $5,000
Soldier ON Service Dogs, Inc. (Fayetteville) – $3,000
Cross County Museum & Archives (Wynne) – $2,000

Category Prizes:

In addition, Jane Hunt Meade provided $10,000 for prizes for the nonprofits that raise the most dollars in several categories of service, including health, education and human services. Category prize winners were:

Most Dollars Raised by Category:
Human Services – Maggie House (Charleston) – $1,000
Arts & Humanities – Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (Little Rock) – $1,000
Education – Museum of Discovery (Little Rock) $1,000
Community & Civic Engagement/Public & Social Benefit – Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (Little Rock) – $1,000

Health – Methodist Family Health (Little Rock) – $1,000
Faith-Based – Ozark Mission Project (Little Rock) – $1,000
Environment – Arkansas Local Food Network (Little Rock) – $1,000
Animal Welfare – Faulkner County SPCA (Conway) – $1,000
Economic Development – Main Street Dumas (Dumas) – $1,000

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