Arkansas Community Foundation of Greene County

Arkansas Community Foundation of Greene County is proud to engage our residents and provide tools to help them make an impact where we live. An annual Giving Tree Grant cycle is held in late summer/fall where local non-profit organizations, schools and government organizations can apply for grants.

We are well known for administering scholarships in the spring to deserving high school graduates. The Foundation awards well over $100,000 annually in scholarships ranging from $1000-$10,000. None of this would be possible without the hard work and generosity of our founding affiliate members like the late Evangeline Cothern, who worked tirelessly encouraging families and business to establish scholarship endowments so our high school seniors could advance in their education with help from our community.  

The Foundation has tools to assist businesses and families in smart philanthropic giving through endowments. We are truly blessed in Greene County to have this gem of an organization available to our citizens, overseen by a volunteer board of directors and administered by a local Executive Director.

The 21st Century Women’s Endowment was established in 2003 and is the brainchild of Mary Ann Allen and other visionary women in our community as a means to grant to deserving organizations in our county. Mary Ann Allen currently serves as an advisory board member.  Joining the 21st Century Women’s Endowment with a one-time gift is an excellent way for women to make a difference and have a voice in meeting the needs of our county and community. If you are interested in joining this group of visionary women, contact Kerri Watson at or call 870-236-7718.

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

Local Giving Tree Grants Support Nonprofits Working in and for Greene County

The most recent Greene County Giving Tree grants include:

Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home & Family Ministries
B.E.E.S. Senior Citizens, Inc.
Focus, Inc.
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas
GCT Primary Parent Center
Grace Mission Bible Training/a division of Mission Teens, Inc.
Greene County Animal Farm
Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society
Greene County Tech Elementary
Northeast Arkansas Children's

Board Members

Mary Allen

Advisory Member

Whitney Benson


Tracy Brengard

Kimberly Dale


Bonnie Hamilton

Julie Holmes

Amy Lucuis

Jason Noel

Board Chair

Dan Turner


Joe Wesell

Susan Williams