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Arkansas Community Foundation Opens 29th Affiliate Office

North Delta Community Foundation Seeks Executive Director

LITTLE ROCK, ARK (June 4, 2020) – Arkansas Community Foundation announces the newest addition to its affiliate network with the formation of the North Delta Community Foundation. This 29th affiliate office for the Foundation serves the regional community of Clay, Lawrence and Randolph counties in northeast Arkansas.

“We are excited about the creation of the North Delta affiliate office and its impact in helping build stronger communities there,” said Heather Larkin, President and CEO of Arkansas Community Foundation. “This new local office will help us tap the resources and expertise of community members and will ultimately strengthen our work in northeast Arkansas and our entire network of affiliates across the state.”

The goal of the North Delta Community Foundation is to continuously evaluate and meet the complex needs of the local community through equitable grantmaking and education. A fund has been established that will provide annual grants supporting nonprofits and community-based organizations in all three counties. A full list of funds can be found at  

“I am grateful to the team of leaders from Randolph, Lawrence and Clay counties that came together to build an organization with the ideals of regional cooperation and sustainability in mind”, said Board Chair Graycen Bigger. “We know the needs of our communities and neighbors are great, and the North Delta Community Foundation provides an opportunity to respond to those unique needs equitably and quickly in times of crisis. We are delighted to be a part of a strong, statewide network that has proven its dedication to community growth and the wellbeing of all Arkansans time and time again.” 

Based in Pocahontas, the North Delta Affiliate has a newly established local advisory board and is actively recruiting a new Executive Director. Interested applicants can learn more about the position at the send a resume and cover letter to by June 26, 2020.

To learn more about the North Delta Community Foundation, visit their website at or contact Graycen Bigger at 870-335-7409 or email


Arkansas Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. The Foundation typically issues about 2,500 grants totaling $20 million dollars each year to Arkansas nonprofits. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps. Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $250 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 29 affiliates are fully tax deductible.