Delta Area Community Foundation

Pat Post, Executive Director
P.O. Box 894
Dumas, AR 71639
870-352-1288 • 870-382-8940

Founded in 1999, Delta Area Community Foundation is focusing on community development and educational objectives in Desha and Lincoln Counties. With an active board of directors and a part-time executive director, we are in the process of establishing endowment funds, building the foundation and awarding grants to meet community needs.

Local Board Members

  • Linda Austin
  • Carolyne Blissett
  • Jeri Brewer
  • Sharon Cantrell
  • Sylvester Harrell
  • Toni Jacobs
  • Glenda Owen
  • Rachel Pointer
  • Calvin Puryear
  • Claudia Holthoff Sullivan 
  • Jim Youngblood

Grant Opportunities

Giving Tree Grants

Grants for general charitable purposes. Nonprofits, schools, government agencies and other charitable organizations serving Desha and Lincoln counties may apply. Applications will be accepted July 10 - August 15, 2019. 

Our average grant size is $500 to $2,000. We are committed to supporting locally based organizations to strengthen our community. At this time, we are NOT considering grant requests from organizations outside Desha and Lincoln counties. 


 Grade-Level Reading Grants

 During the July 10 - August 15, 2019 grant period, we'll also be accepting proposals for Grade-Level Reading grants focused on promoting early literacy in children ages 0-8.  There is a special application for Grade-Level Reading grants. Go to, log in to the online portal, and choose the "Grade Level Reading" application form. Applicants for all other charitable purposes should use the Giving Tree application form.


Apply for YAC grants July 10 through August 15 

Grants are selected by a committee of local teens; proposed grant projects should serve children and youth in the Dumas area. Grant range - $100 to $1000. 

Read more about our YAC program

Our affiliate offices work locally in every corner of Arkansas. Find the affiliate near you.

Giving Locally


Phone: (501) 372-1116
Fax: (501) 372-1166
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5 Allied Drive
Suite 51110, Building 5, 11th Floor
Little Rock, AR 72202

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