About Arkansas Community Foundation

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Arkansas Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes smart giving to improve communities. We offer tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, we support charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partner to create new initiatives that address the gaps.  We're here for the long-term to help you improve your neighborhood, your town and your state. 


Arkansas Community Foundation engages people, connects resources and inspires solutions to build community.


ARCF will be widely recognized as a statewide foundation providing local leadership as a catalyst for good, for Arkansas, for ever.


Arkansas Community Foundation is a statewide foundation working to create a better Arkansas by improving local communities. Our work is guided by these core values:

  • We have INTEGRITY. We do what is right, not what is easy.
  • We are INCLUSIVE. We respect diversity.
  • We are OBJECTIVE. We seek all points of view.
  • We are RESPONSIBLE STEWARDS. WE take seriously the public's trust.
  • We are STRATEGIC. We strive to achieve positive long-term results.
  • We FOSTER ENGAGEMENT. We seek broad community involvement and work through partnerships.

History of ARCF

Founded in 1976, ARCF is Arkansas’s only statewide community foundation. We work locally through a network of 27 community-based affiliate offices to gain an in-depth understanding of our state’s towns and cities and a statewide perspective on Arkansas’s challenges and opportunities.

Join Our Family of Philanthropists

As a foundation that was built by and for the people of Arkansas, we don’t work alone. When you make a gift or establish an endowment through ARCF, you became a part of a family of philanthropists working together to make our state a better place.

You can provide a permanent source of funding for the causes you care about, and you can partner with other philanthropists to learn about emerging needs and provide the resources to make creative solutions possible.

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

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