Give Where You Live and Create a Lasting Impact 

Imagine the community where you live. What makes it great? Is it the schools your children attend or the hospital where you receive care? Is it the park where your grandchildren play or your spiritual place of worship? Smart giving means giving where you live to make sure your community has what it needs for the long-term. 

Through our Giving Tree Endowments, you can pool your dollars with other Arkansans who are passionate about creating a lasting difference to dozens of local causes—forever. A gift to the Giving Tree Endowment is right for you if:
  • You’re focused on the future of your community and want to provide funding for needs you may not even be aware of right now. 
  • You want to give back to your community through a gift that is flexible enough to support dozens of local charities. 
  • You want to ensure your funds are used to support a wide variety of causes based on the most pressing needs at the time.

Local Giving Tree Endowments

Give to any of our local Giving Tree Endowments: 

Statewide Giving Tree Endowment

Local Giving Tree Stories

Pine Bluff Community Foundation awards nearly $90,000 in grants to 27 local nonprofits. 

Read more about Pine Bluff Area affiliate's 2017 Giving Tree grant awards. Full story here

The late Kay and  E.G. VanTrain had a passion for their community and wanted their charitable giving to have a broad impact. 

Sitting at a grant awards ceremony in Cleburne County in 2007, Kay VanTrain wondered why the grants seemed relatively small. After learning about an opportunity to grow the local pool of funds to make larger grants, Kay said, ‘Well, we want to join!’” 

The VanTrains liked the idea that a single gift to the Community Foundation could affect the entire community, and they knew that greater impact could be made if the organization had a larger pool of funding for its annual grant cycles. Full story here. 

Local Giving Tree Grants

How Are Giving Tree Funds Used? 

Committees of local leaders in each of our affiliate communities select the organizations that receive grants each year, through a competitive application process. That means you can be confident that people with an intimate knowledge of your community and its needs will ensure your gift is used wisely, even after your lifetime. 

Learn more about our Giving Tree grant application process. 

How to Give

By making a gift to your local Giving Tree, you're making an investment in the future of your community.

 We can accept many different kinds of gifts: 
  1. Give by cash or check: Contribute to Arkansas Community Foundation with the designation for your local Giving Tree
  2. Give online by credit card: View a list of local Giving Tree Endowments above.
  3. Use other assets: Explore gifts of stock, retirement accounts (IRA charitable rollover), life insurance or real estate. 
  4. Consider your legacy: A 5% estate gift ensures a bright future for your community. 
  5. Create your own named endowment for future needs in your community: An endowed fund of $10,000 or more can honor your family or loved ones, even after your lifetime. 

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

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