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$163k in Grants Awarded to Seven Summer Learning Programs to Fight Summer Learning Loss and Improve Reading Scores
Little Rock, Ark. (April 1, 2018) – Seven summer learning programs were recently selected to receive a total of $163,550 in grants from Arkansas Community Foundation’s Summer Learning Initiative. These programs will benefit children in early elementary school by helping them retain what they learned during the school year and improve their ability to read.

Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation Grants Available for Arkansas Nonprofits
The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation aims to provide an environment in which a future generation of African American achievers with Arkansas roots will thrive and succeed. The Foundation honors the contributions of African Americans through its annual Black Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and awards grants to support charitable endeavors in black and other under-served communities throughou...

Lauren Morris Joins Arkansas Community Foundation As Affiliate Program Director
L auren Morris of Little Rock recently joined Arkansas Community Foundation as Affiliate Program Director. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs.

Preventing Chronic School Absence Important to Student Success
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 14, 2017) – The Make Every Day Count minigrant program, a joint initiative from Arkansas Community Foundation and the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (AR-GLR), recently invited schools to share plans for preventing chronic school absence to help ensure student success in grade-level reading.

Grants available for summer learning programs for pre-K – grade 3: First-round applications due Nov. 17
Summer Learning Initiative grants are intended to support and extend the efforts of the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, which has identified summer learning as one of five key strategies to help Arkansas kids improve their literacy skills by Grade 3. Currently, only 21 percent of Arkansas students have access to quality summer learning programs.

Hot Springs Village Community Foundation Joins Arkansas Community Foundation and Announces New Grant Opportunity for Area Nonprofits
LITTLE ROCK, ARK (July 20, 2017) – Hot Springs Village Community Foundation recently joined Arkansas Community Foundation as the 28th local affiliate and has announced a new grant opportunity for area nonprofits. By visiting arcf.org/givingtree before Aug. 15, nonprofits in Saline and Garland counties can apply for a Giving Tree grant through the new office in Hot Springs Village.

Jody Dilday Named Development Director for Arkansas Community Foundation
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 6, 2017) – Jody Dilday of Fayetteville has been named Arkansas Community Foundation’s Development Director. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs.

Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation Announces $40,000 in Grants to Support Under-served Communities
The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation aims to provide an environment in which future generations of African American achievers with Arkansas roots will thrive and succeed. The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame honors the contributions of African Americans through its annual Black Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and awards grants to support charitable endeavors in the Black community. Learn more a...

Donations Sought for Disaster Recovery Fund to Make Grants for Rebuilding and Recovery Efforts Following Floods in Northeast Arkansas
In response to the recent flooding in Northeast Arkansas, we've activated our Disaster Recovery Fund that will support long-term recovery efforts in affected communities. To learn more about what the fund was created to do or make a donation, visit www.arcf.org/flood .

April 6 ArkansasGives Event Delivers a Total of $6.1 Million to Arkansas Nonprofits
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 17, 2017) – Arkansas Community Foundation today announced the certified results of the ArkansasGives program, a one-day online giving event April 6 that resulted in $6.1 million for nonprofits statewide. Checks for their portion of the proceeds will be mailed to the nonprofits by early May.

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