Responding to COVID-19 in Arkansas

Arkansas Community Foundation has established a statewide COVID-19 Relief Fund. In addition to accepting donations from the general public, this fund is awarding small and large grants to nonprofits and community organizations across the state. All contributions will be pooled with contributions from other Arkansans to help our neighbors affected by the pandemic.

How will the Arkansas COVID-19 Relief Fund be used?
  • In the short term, the fund provides rapid-response mini-grants grants to nonprofit organizations working on the front lines. This critical funding enables them to maintain operations and support the increased demand for services. See the list of grantees.
  • In the intermediate term, the fund awards Phase Two Adaptation Grants between $5,000 and $25,000 to nonprofits and community organizations. These larger grants will focus on addressing the ongoing economic needs of Arkansans affected by the pandemic and shoring up critical systems in our state, such as healthcare, emergency food distribution, schools, etc. See the list of grantees.

While Arkansas Community Foundation does not make direct grants to individuals, we can and do award funding to nonprofit organizations that provide individual financial assistance to their clients.

Click here for a full list of Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Relief Fund

See our Gratitude Report for a list of  generous donors to the COVID-19 Relief Fund. 

Give Now to the Arkansas COVID-19 Relief Fund

This fund will make grants to organizations that are responding to the needs of Arkansans affected by the pandemic.

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Apply for a Grant

The deadline to apply for COVID-19 mini-grants and Phase Two Adaptation Grants has passed and we are no longer accepting applications at this time. We’ll continue to post updates about grants that have been awarded and future opportunities to apply.

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