What is a Community Foundation?

A community foundation is a special kind of public charity created by and for the people of a specific geographic area. There are almost 800 community foundations across the U.S.

While funding for many foundations comes from a single source (for example, the "Smith Family Foundation" would be funded by members of the "Smith" family), funding for a community foundation comes from the entire community - hundreds of donors who care about a particular place and want to invest in its future.

A Place Where Generous People Can Invest in the Future of Arkansas 

Arkansas Community Foundation was built by and for the people of our state. It’s a place where you can come together with others who care about Arkansas and leave a charitable legacy that forms a connection with our future. 

We know that Arkansans have a heart for giving.The Community Foundation is here to help generous people like you increase the impact of their giving by sharing knowledge about local needs and helping charitable gifts grow for the long term. That’s smart giving to improve communities.

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Arkansas Community Foundation offers tools to help make the dollars you give do more for your community.

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

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Little Rock, AR 72202

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