Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Grants

Grant Application Information

Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation helps provide a support system for Arkansas nonprofits working to create positive change for underserved populations.

Grants are awarded to programs that benefit African American or other underserved populations in Arkansas. Nonprofits with programs focusing on education, health and wellness, youth development, strengthening families, and economic development are eligible to apply. Grants typically range from $1,000 to $2,500.

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2022 Grantees:

  1. Arkansas Broadcasting Foundation – Black Consumer News (Statewide) – assist with statewide distribution of a one-hour weekly show that focuses on informing listeners about financial information and resources that best serve families.
  2. Bohemia Cares – Mental Health Support Groups (Pulaski County) –assist in providing licensed professionals for a program intended for African Americans struggling with mental illness.
  3. Brayboy Safety Against Domestic Violence Crisis Center – The Butterfly Effect (Lee, Phillips, St. Francis counties) – a program to provide emergency housing, case management and training to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  4. Carters Crew – UN-Repeating the Cycle Family Night (Pulaski County) – to host monthly family nights as part of a program designed to deter gang enrollment among juveniles ages 12-17.
  5. Centers for Youth and Families Foundation – Improving Education and Health Through Gardening (Pulaski County) – a program to engage youth in day treatment and outpatient counseling in creating and implementing a gardening project that helps improve health behaviors.
  6. Community Service Youth Foundation – CSI Mentoring Program (Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Newton, Perry, Pope, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Stone, Van Buren, Washington, Yell counties) – supplies will be purchased to enhance a life skills mentoring program for youth who have been adjudicated or are at risk.
  7. Creative Institute of Central Arkansas – Emerging Talent Program: Career Coaching & Job Placement Support (Faulkner, Pulaski counties) – provides career coaching and job placement support to low-income students starting careers in the creative workforce.
  8. Harmony Health Clinic – Medical and Dental Clinics for the Underserved (Pulaski County) – to provide medical and dental care and prescription medication for those currently uninsured or underinsured.
  9. Historic St. James Missionary Baptist Church – St. James Community Pantry Program (Washington County) – a food pantry program that serves families and individuals experiencing a lack of consistent access to enough food for a healthy life.
  10. Junior Achievement of Arkansas – Arkansas Black Hall of Fame “Virtual Pitch Competition” (Benton, Faulkner, Jefferson, Lonoke, Madison, Pulaski, Saline, Washington counties) – will launch the first ‘Virtual Pitch Competition'” where African American middle and high school students will “virtually pitch” creative entrepreneurial new ideas on products, services or solutions.
  11. Macs Learning and Arts Center – Mr. Macs Learning and Arts Center (Pulaski County) – provides activities to youth ages six to twelve for educational engagement and talent development through a Singers Academy and a Drum Academy while providing a safe environment for youth.  
  12. Pulaski County Friends of CASA, Inc. – Pulaski County Friends of CASA (Perry, Pulaski counties) – will recruit African American volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children of color in foster care.
  13. Southeast Arkansas College – SEARK Summer Camp of Technology and Virtual Learning (Arkansas, Jefferson counties) – will offer youth in grades 3 through 12 an educational, fun and safe summer event through a Virtual Learning Summer Camp.
  14. Luke – Pine Bluff United Methodist Church – WE CAN, Inc. Outreach Duckworth Camp for Kids (Ashley, Jefferson, Pulaski counties) – funds will provide gear for children attending camp that will develop survival skills, wildlife appreciation and agricultural science knowledge.  
  15. UCA Center for Community and Economic Development – Arkansas Racial Equity Summit 2022 (Statewide) – the Summit will address the need for training on racial equity and justice for community leaders.
  16. Women & Children First – WCF’s 5th Camp HOPE America – Arkansas 2022 (Faulkner, Jefferson Lonoke, Pulaski, Saline counties) – support to help children who have been victims of or witnessed domestic violence. 

Who’s Eligible

501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations, hospitals, public schools and government agencies are eligible to apply. Other organizations that do not qualify for tax-exempt status are not eligible.

Where We’re Currently Making Grants

All geographic areas of the state are eligible to apply.

What We’re Looking For

When you apply, we’ll ask you to share some basic information about your organization, including:

  • Background. What community need does this program address and why was the program created?  What specific activities/initiatives are involved?
  • Capacity of grantee. What makes your organization uniquely qualified to address this community need and successfully implement the proposed program?
  • Potential outcomes. How will you measure the success of your program? Describe the sustainable impact your program or service will provide.
  • Budget. What are the expenses related to your request? Which pieces will be paid for using a Black Hall of Fame grant, and which pieces will be covered by funding from other sources?

The following factors are considered, although not exclusively, in reviewing proposals:

  • Potential benefit to the community
  • Capacity of the organization to achieve the results outlined
  • Evidence of a plan for evaluating the project
  • Potential for sustainability beyond grant period
  • Evidence of cooperation or collaboration with other organizations
  • Evidence of local financial support and the likelihood of future support for the project or program

What We’re NOT Looking For

Each request is considered on its own merit. However, the following types of requests generally are not considered:

  • Support for annual fundraising campaigns
  • Support for capital campaigns
  • Projects that address sectarian religious purposes
  • Projects that are political in nature or have a political bias
  • Multi-year proposals
  • Scholarships or fellowships for formal education at any level

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