Arkansas Community Foundation Promotional Guidelines

Promoting Your Grant

Congratulations on receiving a Community Foundation grant! We encourage you to share the news of this grant to raise awareness of your work, and ask that you adhere to just a few of our branding guidelines as you share the news on your platforms. The following tools will assist you with these promotions including logos, terminology, social media copy, news release templates and more:


Be sure to use the updated version of our logo (or the affiliate logo) on all documents, signage and other materials. Do not add content to the logo or alter its proportions (i.e., make it look “squished” or stretched out). The logo may be adapted to fit various design needs. If you use an outside graphic designer for any materials, please give them the Logo Style Guide to make sure he/she follows our brand standards. Download the logo style guide here.

You may download our logos at the links below. Contact us for additional file types or information. If you are looking for a particular affiliate logo to download, click here.

If you want to use an affiliate logo to promote your grant, please contact the executive director in your affiliate area. They can provide one for you.


In all materials, describe your funding as a grant from “Arkansas Community Foundation.” When applicable, please acknowledge the individual funds that have made your grant possible in addition to the Community Foundation. The name of the funds that provided your grant are listed in your grant agreement. We also ask that when you refer to Arkansas Community Foundation, you do not put “the” in front of the word Arkansas. After the first reference, you can refer to us a “the Community Foundation” or “Foundation.”

An example of wording for could be:
The XYZ project was made possible by a grant from the John R. Davis Fund at Arkansas Community Foundation.

News Releases

Promote your project with a news release to the local media. You can find examples of press releases here. If you’re inviting the media to cover your project or event, invite us too by sending the information to

Please use the following boilerplate description of the Community Foundation in press releases and other write-ups about topics pertaining to our work.

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.

Social Media

Spread the word about your project through social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can tag the Community Foundation on Facebook, Instagram @smartgivingar, LinkedIn and Twitter @smartgivingar

Sample Social Media Posts


When a grant is awarded:

“Thank you to @ArkansasCommunityFoundation for supporting [INSERT ORGANIZATION] with a grant to [INSERT SPECIFICS OF PROJECT.] Partnerships with supporters like you help us [INSERT APPROPRIATE PHRASE OF DETAIL i.e. achieve our goals, feed XXX children, build XXXX, etc.]

When project is launched (with picture or video):

We just [opened, fed, built, launched, whatever the details of project] thanks to a grant from @ArkansasCommunityFoundation, which made this possible. [details of how this project expands your organization’s impact].


When the grant is awarded:

“Thank you @SmartGivingAR for supporting [INSERT ORGANIZATION] with a grant, which will help us [INSERT DESCRIPTION].

When project is launched (with picture or video):

We just [opened, fed, built, launched, short details of project]. Thanks @SmartGivingAR for this grant that made it possible!

Share Your Story

We often feature stories of our grantees through our social media, website, newsletters and annual report. If you have a story or photos that you would like to share about your grant, please contact Jessica Ford or Katy Bland.


Contact us any time for questions and guidance.

Jessica Ford, Chief Communications Officer

Katy Bland, Communications Associate