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Grants Available for Nonprofits from Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation

Little Rock, Ark. (Feb. 6, 2023) – Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation, in partnership with Arkansas Community Foundation, is awarding grants to programs that benefit African American or underserved populations in Arkansas. Nonprofits with programs focusing on education, health and wellness, youth development, strengthening families and economic development are eligible to apply. Proposals will be accepted online now through April 1.

“We are especially grateful to our donors whose consistent support allows us to make grants to grassroots organizations throughout Arkansas. It is critically important that we continue to support organizations facing new challenges created by the pandemic,” said Charles Stewart, ABHOF Chair. “Typically, our grants range from $1,000 to $2,500, but may approach $5,000 in special circumstances. There are many nonprofits working tirelessly in communities throughout Arkansas to improve the quality of life for its citizens.”

Since 2004, ABHOF has granted more than $717,000 to nonprofits across the state. Projects funded through this grant program range from support for temporary emergency shelter for families temporarily displaced to support for the first Arkansas Racial Equity Summit at UCA.

“Our long-standing partnership with Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation empowers local people working to find solutions to the needs of their underserved communities,” said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “We’re honored to work with Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation to provide a support system for Arkansas.”

Funds from Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation cannot be allocated for salary support or to support general operating budgets outside the specific proposal or project.

Priority consideration for grants:

  • Requests that show multiple sponsoring agencies/organizations.
  • Requests that include evidence of local financial support (including, but not limited to, in-kind support.)
  • Requests that demonstrate collaborative ventures among organizations within the community.
  • Requests that have promise for sustainability beyond the period of the grant.
  • Requests that show an innovative approach to community challenges.

All geographic sections of the state are eligible. Scholarship requests will not be considered. Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, hospitals, public schools and government agencies are eligible to apply now through April 1 Organizations that do not qualify for tax-exempt status are not eligible.


Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation aims to provide an environment in which a future generation of African American achievers with Arkansas roots will thrive and succeed. The Foundation honors the contributions of African Americans through its annual Black Hall of Fame induction ceremony and awards grants to support charitable endeavors in Black and other under-served communities throughout Arkansas. Learn more at

Arkansas Community Foundation, a statewide nonprofit organization, provides resources, insight and inspiration to build better Arkansas communities – communities where our kids will want to raise their kids. The Community Foundation is the largest grantmaker in the state in the number of grants made each year. Since 1976, the Foundation has provided more than $393 million to nonprofits. The Foundation staff works directly with donors, professional advisors and nonprofits to help strengthen Arkansas communities through strategic philanthropy and focusing on local needs. Its assets rank among the top 60 out of more than 800 community foundations in the United States. Serving statewide and local initiatives, the Community Foundation helps connect those who want to give to causes they care about. Contributions to Arkansas Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 29 affiliates are fully tax deductible.