Recognize Companies for Smart Giving

Since 2001, Arkansas Community Foundation has annually recognized Arkansas businesses for philanthropic leadership by sponsoring the Smart Corporate Giving Awards as part of the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Nominations are accepted from individuals, businesses and nonprofits throughout the state to recognize companies demonstrating good corporate citizenship through strategic charitable giving. This kind of generosity is vital to local community organizations and the people they benefit.

Charitable giving is one of the smartest investments a company can make. We are pleased to acknowledge extraordinary corporate philanthropy and to encourage a culture of giving among all companies in the state.

Nominations have closed for 2019 and will reopen in the fall of 2020.


Past Smart Corporate Giving Award Winners

2019

Albemarle
Arkansas Blue Cross
Ghidotti Communications

2018

Wright Lindsey Jennings
Kinco Constructors
United Bank of Springdale

2017

Hug Chevrolet of Charleston
THV 11
Herron Horton Architects

2016

Garver
Propak Logistics, Inc.
Stone’s Throw Brewing

2015

Ben E. Keith
Cargill Turkey & Cooked Meats
Hampton Inn of Magnolia 

2014

Conger Wealth Management
Crafton Tull 
Unilever of Jonesboro

2013

Johnson Dermatology of Fort Smith
FNBC of Ash Flat
Friday, Eldredge & Clark

2012

City Plumbing, Heating & Electric
Medic One Ambulance
Lockheed Martin Camden Operations
Jonesboro City Water & Light

2011

Nucor Yamato Steel/Nucor Steel Arkansas
OK Harvest Foods
U.S. Pizza Company
Performance Foodservice

2010

Texarkana Community Journal
Teleflora, Paragould
Tyson Foods

2009

Nabholz Construction Services of Conway
Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Corporation
Thoma Thoma

2008

Arkansas Best Corporation of Fort Smith
Metropolitan National Bank
JPMS Cox, PLLC

2007

Southwestern Energy Company
First National Bank and Trust Company of Mountain Home
Snell Prosthetic and Orthotic Laboratory
Allegra Print & Imaging of Arkansas, Inc.

2006

Simmons First National Corporation
Twin City Bank
Petit Jean State Bank of Morrilton
The Hatcher Agency

2005

Weyerhaeuser Company
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC
First Security Bank of Clarksville

2004

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Delta Dental of Arkansas
Aristotle, Inc.
ARKAT Nutrition, Inc. of Dumas

2003

Walmart Stores, Inc.
WELLSCO Telecommunications, Inc. of Paragould
Zero Mountain, Inc. of Fort Smith
Cat Claws, Inc. of Morrilton

2002

Entergy Arkansas
KATV Channel 7
Avow Technology
That Bookstore in Blytheville

2001

SBC Southwestern Bell Arkansas
Stone Ward
Harps Food Stores, Inc.