Pope County Community Foundation

Madelyn Ginsberg, Executive Director
500 West B Street
P.O. Box 663
Russellville AR 72811
479-967-3083 • 479-970-7594 (c)

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Pope County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, was established in 2001 to serve all of Pope County, Ark.  With our dedicated board of directors we are working together with Pope County to promote smart giving to improve our community!

Local Board Members


Pope County Community Foundation

Board Members for 2018-2019

  • Betty LaGrone, Chairman
  • Bud Gunter
  • Bob Hardin
  • Sandra Jones
  • Ron Knost 
  • Carol Mobley
  • Bert Mullens
  • Lisa Price   
  • Chad Weisler


Grant Opportunities

Giving Tree Grants

We will begin accepting online applications for Giving Tree Grants on January 10th until February 15th, 2019. 

Pope County Community Foundation Awards Giving Tree Grants to 13 Local Nonprofit Organizations

Russellville, Ark. (March 14, 2018) – Pope County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, announced today $22,000.00 in Giving Tree Grants for nonprofits in Pope County.  

“Our Board of Directors had a daunting job deciding upon the recipients this year as there were so many worthy proposals submitted,” said Madelyn Ginsberg, executive director of the Pope County Community Foundation. “We wish that we had the funds to be able to award grants to all of the non-profits that submitted applications, as they are all worthy projects.” “Our Giving Tree program helps Arkansans support a variety of important needs in their own home towns,” said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “Funding for our Giving Tree grants comes from local individuals and families. We invest their donations in endowments that provide a permanent source of funding for charitable causes in local communities across Arkansas.” This year’s Giving Tree grant recipients include: 

  • Age to Age, Inc.; Kidnections Mentoring Program 
  • Age to Age, Inc.; Tutoring and Life Skills 
  • Augsburg Food Pantry; Funds for the food pantry
  • Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp Foundation; Reconnecting kids with nature 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Arkansas River Valley; Positive Action 
  • CASA of the 5th Judicial District; Christmas Party for children and youth in foster care 
  • CASA of the 5th Judicial District; Finding Family  
  • Choices Pregnancy Resource Clinic, Inc; Fatherhood/Toddler Programs 
  • Equestrian Zone, Riding for a Reason; Arena Project 
  • Main Street Mission; Provide hot meals to people in need 
  • Pottsville Athletic Association; A Field of Angels 
  • River Valley Christian Clinic; Medical, optical and Dental extractions
  • River Valley Food 4 Kids; Fresh food for kids 
  • Royal Family Kids Camp of Pope County: Camp for children in foster care
  • Russ Bus, Inc.; Like Skills Learning Center, Automotive Repair 


Pope County Community Foundation makes grants through the Giving Tree program annually. The next grant cycle will begin in January 2019. More information about Community Foundation grants is available at Arkansas Community Foundation is a 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 that address the gaps.  Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $179 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.

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

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