Our Aspire Arkansas Report Gives You the Data You Need to Make Smart Giving Decisions

Better information leads to better solutions. That's why Arkansas Community Foundation has commissioned research from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to produce Aspire Arkansas.

This report presents county-by-county data on measures of community well-being, including:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Economics
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Civic engagement

At Arkansas Community Foundation, we're in the business of providing resources to make charitable giving in our state more effective. We consider Aspire Arkansas one of the most important tools in our toolkit. The report is both a yardstick to measure where our state currently stands and a compass to help you and your neighbors determine where we should go. Equipped with this tool, we hope you'll have the information you need to begin to identify the local needs you will address with your time, talent and treasure.

View the Report

Dig Deeper with Aspire Actions, a Companion to Aspire Arkansas

When we released the second edition of Aspire Arkansas, we wanted to learn more about which of the issues tracked in the report had the greatest impact on poverty in Arkansas and how individuals and small organizations can make the greatest impact on these issues. 

We commissioned a companion piece entitled Aspire Actions: Taking Action to Address Poverty and Make Arkansas a Land of Opportunity for All. 

Aspire Actions takes a look at three key drivers of poverty in Arkansas and proposes practical solutions for everyday philanthropists who want to make a difference on these issues.

Aspirations for Arkansas's Communities

Aspire Education: People will have education and training needed to compete in today's economy.
Aspire Health: People will be healthy.
Aspire Families: Families will be stable, nurturing and economically secure.
Aspire Communities: People will be engaged in their communities.

Better information leads to better solutions.


Find the stories behind the numbers in our ENGAGE magazine.

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