Grants at Work in Arkansas

Arkansas Community Foundation provided $41.6 million in grants to support charitable projects during the 2018 fiscal year (July 2017 to June 2018). Approximately 1,500 organizations and more than 650 scholarship recipients received a total of 3,421 grants to support a broad range of causes, including community development, healthcare, education, human services and the arts.

Grants made through the Giving Tree Program place an emphasis on local philanthropy. Local leaders at each of the Community Foundation’s 28 affiliate offices across the state select the projects to be funded in their own area. Giving Tree grants are made on a twice-annual basis through an open application process. In addition, statewide Giving Tree grants are administrated by the organization for programs that are far-reaching and replicable.

About $34.8 million of the $41.6 million in grants were recommended by donors who contribute to Community Foundation donor-directed funds. These funds allow individuals, families or organizations to take a hands-on approach to giving through the Community Foundation by deciding which local causes or organizations will benefit from grants.

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

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