Arkansas Community Foundation, in partnership with the Arkansas Black Philanthropy Collaborative (ABPC), invited Black-led and Black-serving nonprofits to apply to the Building Black Communities Fund, which provided grants up to $25,000 to support programs and initiatives specifically designed to impact Black people and communities in the Little Rock metropolitan statistical area: Pulaski, Saline, Perry, Grant, Faulkner and Lonoke Counties. Click here to read the news release.
Financial support for the Building Black Communities Fund was generously been provided by Facebook, Inc. A committee of Black leaders from central Arkansas with deep experience and expertise in the nonprofit sector reviewed proposals and selected grant recipients. Click here for a printable fact sheet.
Building Black Communities Fund Grantees
- 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock, Inc.
- Alliance of Arts Inc.
- Arkansas Birthing Project
- Arkansas Medical Dental & Pharmaceutical Association Foundation
- Arkansas RAPPS, Inc.
- Aviate Through Knowledge Incorporated
- Better Community Development Inc.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Arkansas
- Boys & Girls Club of Jacksonville
- Brandon House Cultural & Performing Arts Center
- Bridge 2 Success
- Building A Better Life Mentor Organization
- Celebrate! Maya Project
- Conducting Creativity
- Delta Presents Outreach Foundation
- Dunbar Historic Neighborhood Association
- Faith Works Foundation
- FEED First USA
- Gaines House, Inc
- Gyst House, Inc
- HEAT, INC
- Jamison Alexander Success Center
- L&J Empowerment, Inc.
- Life Skills for Youth
- Little Rock Black Nurses Association of Arkansas
- Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (Foundation for Arkansas Heritage & History)
- Ossie Barnes Foundation
- Pine Street Backpack Program
- Pine Street CommUnity Museum
- Prim N Proper, Inc./Choosing to Excel
- Ralph Bunche Neighborhood Association
- Reform, Inc.
- Sister Friends United, Inc.
- STOP – STUDENTS THAT OFFICIALLY PATROL
- The Roots Art Connection
- Ujima Maternity Network, Inc.
- University District Development Corporation
- University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law
- Women’s Council on African American Affairs, Inc.
- Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College
Click here for a full list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Building Black Communities Fund.
Click here for a powerpoint of the BBCF Grants Webinar.
Arkansas Community Foundation was one of 20 community foundations in the United States selected to receive funding from Facebook to manage grantmaking to support Black communities and Black-led nonprofits. This commitment was part of a broader $1.1 billion investment from Facebook in Black and diverse suppliers and communities in the US.