Arkansas Community Foundation continues to see generosity pouring in from across the state. Since activating our fund on March 18, we have seen millions of dollars donated, pledged or reallocated from our fundholders and the general public. Every week businesses, private foundations, individuals and civic groups are giving. In turn, we are granting dollars out the door as quickly as we can receive, review, vet and process grant applications.
While recognizing that this is a challenging time for the nation and its businesses, we still see Arkansans from every corner of the state stepping up to help. Arkansas is trending with the rest of the nation. Nearly 250 community foundations in all 50 states have collectively mobilized more than $375 million for the pandemic, according to the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative. To date, community foundations have publicly announced more than $64 million in grants to local nonprofits.
The COVID-19 Relief Fund serves as a link between those who want to give and those who are in need. Whether to the COVID-19 Relief Fund or your favorite nonprofit, however you have the means to help, do. Arkansas is a generous state, and we always find ways to help each other—and now, more than ever, help is needed.
You can see the list of local nonprofits that have received grants so far. We will be updating both our donor list and our grantee list each week.
THANK YOU to the following Arkansas entities that have donated generously to the COVID-19 Relief Fund:
- Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation
- Ally Financial
- Anonymous Donor
- Arkansas Community Foundation
- Arvest Foundation
- Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas
- Mary and Dabbs Cavin
- Entergy Charitable Foundation
- JenByRo Charitable Fund
- Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
- Masco Walmart Support Services
- Riggs CAT
- Cathy and Denton Seilhan
- Tyson Family Foundation
- Walmart Foundation
- Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation
- Wells Fargo
- Windgate Charitable Foundation
- Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation