Hot Springs Village Community Foundation

Founded in 1983, Hot Springs Village Community Foundation is an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation and serves Hot Springs Village, Garland and Saline counties. Hot Springs Village Community Foundation has been instrumental in promoting the arts in Hot Springs Village, outfitting the community library and granting scholarships to area youth. Small, immediate grants were given in the early years. By 2017, we had over $1 million in endowments and became the 28th affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. Now in 2024 we have $2.6 million in 49 endowment funds.

Our current funding priorities mirror statewide initiatives in Food Security, Early Literacy, and Animal Welfare.

Our local foundation now has endowments designated to help area children and education, animal welfare, the arts, veterans and emergency medical services.  We have a growing Giving Tree endowment and other unrestricted endowments that allow us to grant nearly $80,000 each year to organizations that improve our community.

To DONATE to a fund, follow this link to view a complete list of our Hot Springs Village funds and endowments. 

To read the latest newsletter click here.

Local Giving Tree Grants Support Nonprofits Working in and for Hot Springs Village

The most recent Hot Springs Village Giving Tree grants include:

Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry
Arkansas Learning Through the Arts
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
Cedar Mountain Boys and Girls Club
Churches Joint Council on Human Needs (CJOHN) of Benton
Faith Fellowship Church Food Pantry
Fountain Lake Fire Protection
Fountain Lake Elementary School
Garland County Habitat for Humanity
Garland County Humane Society
Garland County Literacy Council
Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League
Hot Springs Village Citizens Police Academy Alumni
Hot Springs Village VFW
Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild
Imagination Library of Saline County
Imagination Library of the Ouachitas
Jackson House
Jessieville School District
Lifenet Emergency Medical Services
Mid-America Science Museum
People Helping Others by Example (P.H.O.E.B.E.)
Potters Clay
Project HOPE Food Bank
Unitarian Universalist Church / Computers 4 Kids
Village Community Players
Village Loan Closet
Village Walk for Cancer Research

Become a Member

Members of Hot Springs Village Community Foundation support our ongoing operations so that we can continue to provide grants and donor services within the Village. Become a member today!

* Your gift will be acknowledged in our annual event program guide. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please contact us at to indicate your preference.
* Household Members and Business/Organization Members support our Operating Fund. Lifetime Members support our Life Endowment.

Board Members

Jennifer Allen

Pam Avila

Carolyn Bowers

Nikki Choyce


Susan Clark

Jim Gifford

Jim Harlow

Stephanie Heffer


Teri Jackson

Clara Nicolosi


Jim Patton

Melanie Pederson

Sandra Powers

Jack Rueter

Martha Smither