Hot Springs Village Community Foundation

Hot Springs Village Community Foundation, started in 1983 to help meet the needs in Hot Springs Village, 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.

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 $30,000 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.

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 Hunters Feeding the Hungry
Arkansas Learning Through the Arts
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
Dick Johnston's Camp
Faith Fellowship Church Food Pantry
FL Fire Protection
Garland County Habitat for Humanity
Hot Springs Community Band
Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild
Hot Springs Village Arts Council
Hot Springs Village AWL
Hot Springs Village Police Alum Academy
Hot Springs Village VFW
I Can of Arkansas
Jackson House
Jessieville School District
Ozark Mission
Ozark Prison Ministries
Potter's Clay
Unitarian Universalist Church / Computers 4 Kids
Village Loan Closet

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. Join or renew your membership 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 Memberships and Business/Organization Memberships support our Operating Fund. Life Memberships support our Life Endowment.

Board Members

Jennifer Allen

Carolyn Bowers

Marynell Brusenhan

Nikki Choyce

Susan Clark

Jim Gifford

Stephanie Heffer

Teri Jackson


C.W. Miller

Dr. Michael Murphy

Clara Nicolosi

Vice Chair

Barry Niswanger

Melanie Pederson

Sandra Powers

Martha Smither

Diane Upchurch

Jim Zahnd