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 and Saline county. 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. The first endowment was established in the late 1990s. In 2005, the Foundation became associated with the Hot Springs Area affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation for the professional management of endowment funds. By 2017, we had over $1 million in endowments and became the 28th affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. Now in 2023 we have $2.5 million in endowments.

Our local foundation now has endowments that 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 $60,000 each year to organizations that improve our community.

On June 15 we held our Annual Celebration. We are grateful to all who came and helped us celebrate. See photos from the event here, courtesy of Renee Steinpreis.

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.

We started the Hot Springs Village Arts Council to improve communications and scheduling between all local arts organizations. The Arts Council has received grants from the Community Foundation for equipment that benefits many of the different performing arts groups. Through such efforts, the local Community Foundation is becoming a leader in the community to improve our quality of life and promote “Smart Giving to Improve our Community.”

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

The most recent Hot Springs Village Giving Tree grants include:

Arkansas Learning Through the Arts
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
Cedar Mountain Boys and Girls Club
CJCOHN of Benton
Faith Fellowship Church Food Pantry
FL Fire Protection
Garland County Habitat for Humanity
Garland County Humane Society
Garland County Literacy Council
Hot Springs Village AWL
Hot Springs Village Police Alum Academy
Hot Springs Village VFW
Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild
I Can of Arkansas
Imagination Library of Saline County
Imagination Library of the Ouachitas
Jackson House
Jessieville School District
Lifenet Emergency Medical Services
Mid-America Science Museum
Project HOPE Food Bank
Unitarian Universalist Church / Computers 4 Kids
Village Community Players
Village Loan Closet

Become a Patron

Patrons 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 patron 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 Patrons and Business/Organization Patrons support our Operating Fund. Lifetime Patrons support our Life Endowment.

Board Members

Jennifer Allen

Pam Avila

Carolyn Bowers

Nikki Choyce


Susan Clark

Jim Gifford

Jim Harlow

Stephanie Heffer


Dr. Michael Murphy

Clara Nicolosi


Jim Patton

Melanie Pederson

Sandra Powers

Jack Rueter

Dennis Simpson

Martha Smither