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Current Funding Opportunities:

Walton Family Foundation
Windgate Foundation
Arkansas Community Foundation
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Government Offices:

Governor Asa Hutchinson – (501) 682-2345

Senator John Boozman – (501) 372-7153, Little Rock      (202) 224-4843, DC

Senator Tom Cotton – (479) 751-0879, Fayetteville      (202) 224-2353, DC

Other Resources:

Philanthropy Southwest – founded in 1949, Philanthropy Southwest is the most enduring association of grant makers in the United States. We are the premier philanthropy serving organization in the Southwestern United States, with hundreds of member organizations across the region.

Southeastern Council of Foundations – The Southeastern Council of Foundations is a membership association of more than 360 grantmakers working together to strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in 11 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia). SECF itself does not make grants.

Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance dedicated to providing resources, advocacy, and networking opportunities to strengthen nonprofits in Arkansas.

United Way in Arkansas From Blytheville to Hot Springs, and across the state, United Way provides 20 local offices throughout Arkansas dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Arkansas Chapter connects colleagues to engage in creative thinking, network with new friends and achieve great results in their work.

Literacy Action of Central Arkansas builds stronger communities by educating adults and families with low literacy to address issues of workforce development, health care, parenting, and poverty.

Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) provides lively, accessible, expert, user-friendly information and research resources for the community’s economic and social development.

Arkansas Access to Justice works to ensure that all Arkansans get the protections of the law.

Central Arkansas Development Council works to alleviate poverty, helping vulnerable populations build strong communities in Arkansas through community action.

Arkansas Humanities Council promotes understanding, appreciation, and use of the humanities in Arkansas, using a competitive process to award support for projects.

Arkansas Arts Council advances literary, performing and visual arts by providing services and funding for programming that encourages standards of professional excellence.

Thea Foundation advances the arts throughout Arkansas.

Arkansas Dept. of Emergency Management provides grant funding for all things related to emergencies: 911, CERT, fire, preservation, etc.

Arkansas Dept. of Human Services (ADHS) offers a variety of program to help children and families thrive, even under trying circumstances

ADHS’ Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.

VolunteerAR works to increase meaningful volunteer engagement by promoting projects that address the critical needs of Arkansans.

Top Foundations:

FOUNDATION NAME TOTAL ANNUAL GIVING 
The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.$439,117,107 
Windgate Charitable Foundation, Inc.$54,775,344 
Heifer Project International$51,804,188 
Arkansas Community Foundation, Inc.$23,112,360 
Winthrop Rockefeller Trust$5,273,063 
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation$4,822,400 
Tyson Foundation, Inc.$4,789,034 
The Schmieding Foundation, Inc.$4,479,328 
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation$4,454,545 
Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, Inc.$2,856,010 
Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas$2,728,307 
Endeavor Foundation$1,934,511 
The Murphy Foundation$1,819,598 
Trinity Foundation$923,250 
Nabholz Charitable Foundation$859,250 
Union County Community Foundation, Inc.$616,418 
The Ross Foundation$610,617 
Merkle Family Foundation$350,331 
Ottenheimer Brothers Foundation$346,069 
Rebsamen Fund$146,550 
Riceland Foods Foundation$71,718 
The Rose Law Firm Charitable Trust$26,691 
The Wal-Mart Foundation$0 
Native American Agriculture Fund

Community Foundations:

FOUNDATION NAME GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS 
Arkansas Community Foundation, Inc.AR 
Community Foundation of Greater MemphisEastern AR; Northern MS; Western TN 
Foundation for the Mid SouthArkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi 
Union County Community Foundation, Inc.Union County, AR