Smart Corporate Giving Award Recognizes Companies That Give Back

Who's Doing Good in Your Community?

Each year Arkansas Community Foundation recognizes local businesses that are committed to good citizenship and worthy philanthropic endeavors. Our Smart Corporate Giving awards are presented at the annual Arkansas Business of the Year ceremony hosted by Arkansas Business.

About the Award

  • Presented: February 2017 at the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
  • Eligibility: Generally speaking, any for-profit business in Arkansas is eligible, with the exception of previous winners of this award. See the full list below. Nonprofit and governmental organizations are not eligible for this award.) We're looking for businesses that show a commitment to community service in Arkansas through corporate giving, community leadership and/or employee volunteerism.
  • Nominations: The nomination deadline was November 4. 

Previous Winners

Previous winners of the Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation award cannot be considered again for 10 years.


  • Ben E. Keith (North Little Rock) 

  • Cargill Turkey & Cooked Meats (Springdale)

  • Hampton Inn (Magnolia)


  • Conger Wealth Management

  • Crafton Tull

  • Unilever



  • Johnson Dermatology, Fort Smith

  • FNBC, Ash Flat

  • Friday, Eldredge & Clark


  • City Plumbing, Heating & Electric

  • Medic One Ambulance

  • Lockheed Martin Camden Operations

  • Jonesboro City Water & Light - special recognition


  • Nucor Yamato Steel/Nucor Steel Arkansas - Northeast Arkansas Award

  • OK Harvest Foods

  • U.S. Pizza Co.

  • Performance Foodservice


  • Texarkana Community Journal

  • Teleflora, Paragould

  • Tyson Foods


  • Nabholz Construction Services of Conway

  • Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Corporation

  • Thoma Thoma


  • Arkansas Best Corporation of Fort Smith

  • Metropolitan National Bank

  • JPMS Cox, PLLC


  • Southwestern Energy Company

  • First National Bank and Trust Company of Mountain Home

  • Snell Prosthetic and Orthotic Laboratory

  • Allegra Print & Imaging of Arkansas, Inc.


  • Simmons First National Corporation

  • Twin City Bank

  • Petit Jean State Bank of Morrilton

  • The Hatcher Agency


  • Weyerhaeuser Company

  • Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC

  • First Security Bank of Clarksville


  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

  • Delta Dental of Arkansas

  • Aristotle, Inc.

  • ARKAT Nutrition, Inc. of Dumas


  • Walmart Stores, Inc.

  • WELLSCO Telecommunications, Inc. of Paragould

  • Zero Mountain, Inc. of Fort Smith

  • Cat Claws, Inc. of Morrilton


  • Entergy Arkansas

  • KATV Channel 7

  • Avow Technology

  • That Bookstore in Blytheville


  • SBC Southwestern Bell Arkansas

  • Stone & Ward

  • Harps Food Stores, Inc.

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