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Arkansas Community Foundation Issues Statewide Call for Nominations

Arkansas Community Foundation has issued a call for nomination for its annual Smart Corporate Giving Awards recognizing statewide businesses demonstrating outstanding corporate social responsibility through charitable giving, community leadership and employee volunteerism.

“Each year, we ask for nominations from individuals, businesses and nonprofits throughout the state to recognize companies that invest generously in the communities that have invested in them,” says Heather Larkin, Arkansas Community Foundation president and chief executive officer. 

Nominations can be submitted online at through October 18.

“Corporate giving is vital to our local charitable organizations and the people whose lives are impacted by those charities, and it’s a great investment for companies,” says Larkin.

“Arkansas Community Foundation is in the business of fostering smart giving to improve communities,” says Larkin. “That’s why it’s so important to us to acknowledge extraordinary corporate philanthropy and to encourage a culture of giving among all companies in Arkansas.”  

Formerly known as the Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation Awards, the recognition program is now entering its 16th year.

Any for-profit business or corporation in Arkansas is eligible for consideration except for previous award winners within the past 10 years. Nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies are not eligible.

Winners will be selected from among the qualifying nomination by a panel of business leaders to receive Smart Corporate Giving Awards at the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards in March 2020.