Fayetteville Area Community Foundation

The Fayetteville Community Foundation was founded in the mid-2000s by a group of community leaders to meet the needs of philanthropic-minded individuals in Fayetteville. In 2009, the Fayetteville Community Foundation became an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation to better serve Fayetteville and the surrounding area. Becoming an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation has provided more resources and opportunities to fund holders and local nonprofits. Fayetteville Area Community Foundation has continued to grow over the last 10 years to become a thriving community organization serving over 100 fund holders and distributing significant funding to increase the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas.

To DONATE to a fund, follow this link to view a complete list of our Fayetteville Area funds and endowments.

Local Giving Tree Grants Support Nonprofits Working in and for Fayetteville Area

The most recent Fayetteville Area Giving Tree grants include:

Magdalene Serenity House
NWA Land Trust
Fayetteville Public Education Foundation, Inc.
Courage Therapeutic Riding Center
Ozark Adaptive Sports Association
Service Dogs of Distinction NWA

Board Members

Bethany Atchley

Eric Bradford


Allison Dolan

Dr. Danna Grear

Lisa Higgins

Kyle Jenner

Kevin Maestri

Bill Mayer

Josh McCaslin

Sheila Posey

Neil Shipley

Diane Warren

Adam White

Honorary Members

Carolyne Walton Cole

Hugh Kincaid

Fayetteville Area’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

The Fayetteville Area’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a program that encourages teens to be active in their communities through grant making and endowment building.  Members meet regularly to discuss the needs of youth and children in their area, learn how to raise funds, learn how to solicit projects to meet needs and how to distribute money through grants to worthy projects.

Members of the FY20 YAC include:

Kate Bishop

Sam Bishop

Savan Cashman

Campbell Coleman

Eli Dranow

Kennedy Dykes

Kristina Keenan

Mitchell Keenan, Co-Chair

Hana Mehal, Co-Chair

Jessica Moore

Brooke Scott