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Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation 

Lawrence Fikes, Executive Director
Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center 
211 W 3rd Ave, Ste. 125 
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
870-850-7934 • pinebluffarea@arcf.org

Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation, serving Pine Bluff and the surrounding cities of Jefferson County, makes grants to improve the quality of life in our area and partners with individuals, families and corporations to build our community through philanthropy.

Local Board Members

  • Gail Bellingrath
  • David Brown
  • Ginger Casteel
  • Mattie Collins
  • Glenn Freeman
  • Lisa Hunter
  • Bryan Jackson
  • George Lea
  • Nick Makris
  • Carla Martin
  • Dabney Pelton 
  • Rebecca Pittillo
  • Scott Robinson
  • Catherine Smart
  • Mary Ross Taylor

Grant Opportunities

Giving Tree Grants

Grants for general charitable purposes. Nonprofits, schools, government agencies and other charitable organizations serving Jefferson County may apply. Applications are accepted twice a year, from January 10 - February 15 and from July 10 - August 15. Learn more >>

JRMC Community Health Endowment

Online applications will be accepted from organizations aimed at educating, assessing and screening members of their organization or the larger community regarding health issues.  Health fairs, risk assessments, screening, outreach and educational programs in schools, churches and businesses are just a few of the opportunities that will be eligible for funding through this grant program. Eligible organizations are those that serve residents of Jefferson county and surrounding counties, including Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Grant and Lincoln. Grants typically range up to $5,000. Applications are accepted from July 10 to August 15. Learn more >

18 Nonprofits Receive $75,274 In Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation Grants

Pine Bluff, AR – The Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation announced 18 grant recipients for the current grant cycle during a presentation ceremony on October 23, 2018 in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center.

Lawrence Fikes presented the awards available through the Community Foundation’s Giving Tree Grant program and the Jefferson Regional Medical Center Community Health Endowment.

Fikes noted that the Giving Tree Grant program considers the following criteria in reviewing, evaluating and selecting the grant recipients:
  • Potential benefit to the community
  • Capacity of the organization to achieve the results submitted in the proposal
  • Evidence of a plan for evaluating the project
  • Potential for sustainability beyond the grant cycle
  • Evidence of cooperation or collaboration with other organizations working in the same field
  • Evidence of local financial support and possibility of future support for the project or program
  • Innovation and creativity of the approach

Fikes stated that $57,256 was awarded to the following organizations selected as Giving Tree Grant recipients: Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson County, Center for Youth & Families, City of Pine Bluff, Economics Arkansas, Hope Women’s Resource Center, Ivy Center for Education, Neighbor To Neighbor, Ozark Mission Project, Pine Bluff Downtown Development, Pine Bluff Youth Development, Pine Bluff / Jefferson County Clean & Beautiful, Reform Inc., Salvation Army, Targeting Our People’s Priorities with Service and Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services.

The Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) Health Endowment is a grant program made possible through JRMC in accordance with its goal to bring quality healthcare to the people of Southeast Arkansas. The grants committee evaluates proposals from eligible organizations wanting to provide services aimed at educating, assessing and screening members of their organization, or the larger community, regarding health issues. Health fairs, risk assessments, screening, outreach and educational programs in schools, churches and businesses are eligible for funding through this grant program. JRMC applicant organizations are those that serve residents of Jefferson County and the surrounding counties of Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Grant and Lincoln.

Through the JRCM Community Health Endowment, $18,018 was awarded to the following organizations: Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Hope Women’s Resource Center and the Pine Bluff/ Jefferson County Library System.

Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation is an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, a statewide nonprofit organization that fosters smart giving to improve communities. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives. Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $220 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 28 affiliates, are fully tax deductible.



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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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