In the aftermath of the tornadoes that ripped through Central Arkansas on March 31, the Foundation has taken steps to help support local residents through nonprofit organizations in the wake of this devastating storm.
Here is how you can help.
For longer term recovery efforts, Arkansas Community Foundation has established three funds. Click on the fund name below to donate:
- Central Arkansas Tornado Recovery Fund: For Pulaski and Lonoke counties, this recovery fund will be utilized in the longer term, once federal and state relief efforts have diminished, often 6 months and beyond post-disaster.
- Cross County Tornado Recovery Fund: Donations to this fund will be granted out to local nonprofits helping on the front lines in Wynne.
- Wynne Public Schools Tornado Recovery Fund: Donations to this fund will support the rebuilding efforts of the Wynne Public School District.
The Foundation is waiving all fees associated with donations to these funds.
For more information on the “To Little Rock With Love” concert fundraiser on April 12, click here.
For short term recovery efforts, we ask that you donate to trusted organizations doing frontline immediate relief work. You can find a list of organizations here.
Arkansas Community Foundation does not do direct programming or immediate relief work. Rather, we focus on long-term and intermediate recovery through grantmaking to organizations working to serve the affected areas.
Cross County Community Foundation’s Board, with the support of the State office will make grants from the Cross County Tornado Recovery Fund and the Wynne Public Schools Tornado Recovery Fund to nonprofits serving those affected in Cross County. The State office (Little Rock) will make grants from the Central Arkansas Recovery Fund to nonprofits serving those affected in central Arkansas.
Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. Each donation to the Foundation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. All donations made to any tornado recovery fund will be granted to Arkansas nonprofits working to serve the those in Pulaski, Lonoke and Cross County that were directly affected by the tornadoes.