White County Community Foundation

Denice Eaves , Executive Director
P.O. Box 8171, Searcy, AR 72145 
800 East Beebe Capps Expressway, Searcy, AR 72143
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Phone: 501.251.3012

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White County Community Foundation was established in 2003. Since then we have partnered with donors to make a difference in our community and have awarded more than $500,000 in grants. We are a partnership of people working to provide means to make our community stronger by building charitable funds, and engaging people in the issues that matter.  Working together with our donors, we are making a difference in the community we call home. 

Local Board Members

  • Dr. Kathy Berryhill
  • Matt Boyd
  • Brian Edelmann
  • Debbie Elgen
  • Charles Green
  • Don Harlan
  • Jon Holman
  • Ralph Haymond
  • Don Kee
  • Larry Kircher
  • Judy Riley
  • Dewey Shanks
  • Lisa Tipton
  • Brent Wilson

Grant Opportunities

Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Grants

White County nonprofits serving youth ages K-12  may apply annually for grants from the Youth Advisory Council (YAC). Applications are accepted in the academic spring semester. Complete the application here. 

Giving Tree Grants

Grants for general charitable purposes. Nonprofits, schools, government agencies and other charitable organizations serving White County may apply. Applications are accepted January 10 - February 15 each year. Learn more >>

White County Community Foundation News

White County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, awarded $24,768.71 in 2017 Giving Tree Grants for nonprofits in White County. These grant awards were presented at the community foundation’s Giving Tree Grant Reception on April 17 at Cone Chapel on the campus of Harding University.

 “Giving Tree Grants have a tremendous impact on our communities in White County,” said Dana Stewart, executive director of the White County affiliate. “Since 2003, we have awarded more than $231,000 to nonprofit organizations serving White County. These grants cover a wide range of needs including education, human services and community development.”

Grant recipients include:

·         Ahlf Junior High EAST to fund sphero robotics equipment for students

·         Arkansas Heart Foundation to fund a free diabetes boot camp for White County residents

·         Badger Family Food Pantry to fund pantry supplies

·         Bald Knob Downtown Courtyard to fund additional courtyard seating

·         Beebe Public Schools to fund “Blazing a Summer Reading Trail”

·         Cara McCollum’s Birthday Book Project to fund books for low-income students on their birthday

·         Child Care Aware of North Central Arkansas to fund a collaborative project with the Searcy Public Library to provide free curriculum to licensed daycares and preschools

·         Dr. Robert E. Elliott Foundation

·         Friends for Life to fund parenting programs

·         Habitat for Humanity of White County to fund building of Home #11

·         Housing Authority of Bald Knob to fund pantry supplies

·         Literacy Council of White County to fund adult reading curriculum

·         Matthew House to fund supplies for “A Day of Grace”

·         I Heart Rose Bud to fund supplies for a community back to school event

·         Rural Community Alliance to fund the Rose Bud Youth Network

·         Searcy Fire Department to fund the purchase of infant car seats

·         Stirrups and Smiles to fund riding fees for low income children

·         Unity Health to fund food and personal hygiene items for “A Day of Caring”

·         White County 4-H Program to fund educational kits

·         White County Children’s Safety Center to fund client supplies

·         White County Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc.

·         White County Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Inc., to fund two scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year

Additionally, Della’s Pantry – Rose Bud First Baptist Church, received a Stop Hunger grant from the community foundation for the purchase of shelving. Stop Hunger grants are awarded to sustainable projects that address hunger.

White County Nonprofits raise more than $100,000 through ArkansasGives 2017 

Participating nonprofits in White County celebrated more than $100,000 to in gifts to approximately 20 local nonprofit organization though ArkansasGives.  Statewide, the Arkansas Community Foundation announced the certified results of the one-day online giving event at  $6.1 million for nonprofits statewide. Thank you donors and sponsors for your support.   

Grant Spotlight

Jacob’s Place Homeless Mission

Deloris Wright, House Manager of Jacob’s Place Homeless Mission, shows off one of the two new refrigerators and a dish washer that have been recently installed. The new appliances were purchased with funding through a Giving Tree Grant from the White County Community Foundation.

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