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 that mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on these areas will also be considered. Grants typically range from $1,000 to $2,500.

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The application period will open February 1 and close at 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2021.

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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

Submit Your Grant Report

If you've previously received a Black Hall of Fame grant and are ready to submit your final report (typically submitted after one year,) log in through our online system to complete the report form we've assigned to you.

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