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Smart Giving

You want to give where it matters most. A charitable gift should be an investment in a cause you care about that will generate returns for your entire community. We have the tools you need to get started.

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Improving Communities

Since 1976, Arkansas Community Foundation has provided more than $261 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our state.

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We’re in the Business of Building Better Communities

Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization working statewide to empower people like you to make smart giving decisions. Learn more about how we help people give at the state and local levels.

We Work Locally

Our nearby affiliates are ready to help you learn about the needs in your community. Contact the office closest to you to learn more about local giving opportunities.

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Better data means better decision-making. Visit our Arkansas Nonprofit Directory powered through GuideStar by Candid where you can learn more about local charities and become familiar with new organizations.

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Aspire Arkansas: Our State Report Card

Aspire Arkansas is a county-by-county look at the quality of life in Arkansas. It’s an interactive, online report with updated information and demographics about health, education, communities, families. With this report, you can begin to identify the needs you’ll address with your time and resources.

Adults with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher in 2013-17


Well-educated workers likely have access to more economic opportunities than workers with less education.

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Charitable Giving in 2016


Contributions to charitable organizations, measured as a percentage of income.

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Children Living in Poverty in 2013-17

26% of children

Children raised in impoverished environments are at higher risk for a wide variety of health and social problems, including poor performance in school.

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Physically Active Adults in 2017

33% of Adults

The percentage of adults who did not engage in leisure-time physical activity within the past 30 days, such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking.

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