Texarkana Area Community Foundation

The Texarkana affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation was one of the first affiliate offices organized in 1986. It is unique as it serves nonprofit organizations in Texas and Arkansas. Bowie County, Texas is served as well as Miller, Little River, Hempstead, Howard and Sevier Counties in Arkansas.  

In November 2014, in its annual November grant presentation event $100,574 in grants were presented. This was the first time an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation exceeded $100,000 in annual grant awards due to excellent investment returns the preceding year.  Annual grants have averaged approximately $80,000 in recent years.   

Texarkana Area Community Foundation is pleased to administer grants to a variety of nonprofits ranging from back-pack food programs to emergency equipment for underwater diving and recovery teams. Board members from Arkansas and Texas cooperate to meet the diverse needs of a unique and growing bistate area.

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

The most recent Texarkana Area Giving Tree grants include:

Alzheimer's Alliance Tri-State Area
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
Ark-Tex Council of Governments
Bowie County Child Protective Services
Bowie County Dive Team
Boy Scouts of America
Challenged Outdoorsmen of America
City of Texarkana, Texas
Community Alternative Preventive Programs
Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc.
For the Sake of One
Friends of Texarkana Parks
Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, a
Habitat for Humanity of Texarkana
Harvest Regional Food Bank
Hope In Action, Inc.
Hospice of Texarkana, Inc.
Housing Opportunities Addition, Inc.
Howard County Historical Society
Jamisons' Center of Kindness, Inc.
Junior League of Texarkana
KTXK
Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller Counties
Little River County Historical Society
Little River County Training School Alumni
Main Street Texarkana
Mission Texarkana, Inc.
New Boston Education Foundation
Northeast Texas CASA
Opportunities, Inc. - Texarkana Special Education
Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation
Rainbow of Challenges
Randy Sams Outreach Shelter, Inc
Right to Life of Texarkana, Inc./1st Choice Pregnancy Center
Rock Solid Resource Center
Rosehill Neighborhood Improvement Association
Runnin’ WJ Ranch and Therapeutic Center
Southwest Arkansas Arts Council
Special Olympics Arkansas
Stuff A Bus
Telford Prison Ministries, Inc.
Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers
Texarkana Historical Society & Museum
Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council
Texarkana Resources for the Disabled, Inc.
Texarkana Symphony Orchestra
Texarkana Volunteer Services / HandsOn Texarkana
The CALL in Arkansas
United Way of Greater Texarkana

Board Members

Mark Bledsoe

John Finley

Greg Flanagan

Brian Goesl

Jennifer Lacefield

Cindy Marsh

Ron Mills

William Morriss

Larry Oxford

David Parker

Clay Roberts

Lisa Shoalmire

Warren Smith

Stoney Walker

Chairman