ArkansasGives Nets $6.1M for Nonprofits

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Apr. 17, 2017 11:39 am  

The Arkansas Community Foundation on Monday announced certified results of the ArkansasGives program, a one-day online giving event held on April 6. A total of $6.1 million was collected for more than 930 nonprofits statewide.

Checks will be mailed to them by early May, according to a news release.

There were 14,968 donors who made 23,178 online contributions through Additional prize money came from First Security Bank and Jane Hunt Meade. The foundation provided another $400,000; each nonprofit was awarded a percentage of that pool equal to the percentage of the total donations they received.

Click here to see a master list of participating nonprofits and the amounts they raised.

"The generosity of Arkansans continues to inspire and amaze us," Heather Larkin, CEO of the Community Foundation, said in the news release. "The average donation size was $250, but many of the gifts were near the $25 minimum level. And 24 percent of the donors made gifts to more than one charity."

First Security Bank contributed $60,000 for the nonprofits that raised the most dollars and received the most individual donations.

The winners are:

Small Nonprofit – Most Dollars

  • Arkansas Emergency Medical Foundation - $5,000

  • Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts - $3,000

  • A-Camp, Inc. - $2,000

Small Nonprofit – Most Donations



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