Nonprofits Archive

AACF Pushes for More Focus on Children in Upcoming Election

by Alexis Hosticka 10/5/2016 01:50 pm

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families encourages constituents to consider issues that affect children as they decide who to vote for in the upcoming election.

Tyson Announces $1.1M in Grants, Donations to Chicago Area

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2016 10:58 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it gave more than $1.1 million in community grants and product donations to the greater Chicago area during its 2016 fiscal year.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $10M for Scholarships

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 01:23 pm

University of the Ozarks announces a $10 million endowment from the Walton Family Foundation that will help promising students from low- and middle-income families.

Arkansas Hospitals Report Healthier Results in 2015

by Mark Friedman 10/3/2016 12:00 am

On the annual checkup of hospitals, 61 out of the 86 hospitals on this year's list of the state's largest hospitals and medical centers — 71 percent — reported making money. That compares with 62 percent on the list that ran in 2013, just before the main features of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act took effect.

UAMS Awards Sheldon Riklon with Endowment (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Sheldon Riklon has been invested as the inaugural holder of the Peter O. Kohler M.D. Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Health Disparities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

New Group to Help Conserve Wilderness Areas in 3 States

by Associated Press 9/30/2016 03:27 pm

A new regional organization has been created to help conserve 28 federally designated wilderness areas in Arkansas, Illinois and Missouri.

$14M Donation to Help Arkansas, Texas Water and Forests

by Associated Press 9/29/2016 10:25 am

The Nature Conservancy and BHP Billiton say a donation from the company will help improve water quality in Arkansas and aid conservation efforts near Houston.

Arkansas Mills to Donate 117,000 Pounds of Rice

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2016 09:30 am

The Arkansas Rice Federation announced on Wednesday that the state's rice industry would donate 117,000 pounds of rice, which equates to more than 1 million servings for hungry families, to the Arkansas Food Bank in honor of National Rice Month.

JB Hunt Family Donates $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 11:09 am

The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt family donates $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest in Springdale.

UN, Heifer International Launch $4M Program in Africa

by Associated Press 9/26/2016 07:13 am

A United Nations agency is partnering with an Arkansas-based nonprofit group to launch a $4 million program for dairy farmers in East Africa.

$3M Gift To Provide Outdoor Space at Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2016 03:28 pm

The Walton Family Foundation has donated $3 million toward a 37-acre wellness campus, including an outdoor labyrinth and nature trail, at Arkansas Children's Northwest.

Nonprofit to Hold 'Death Fest' in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2016 10:34 am

The Natural State Burial Association (NSBA), a nonprofit, will host its six-day "Death Fest: A Celebration!" in Fayetteville from Oct. 27-Nov. 1.

William Rockefeller, Samar Ali Join Winrock International Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 02:35 pm

Winrock International of Arkansas announced on Thursday the appointments of Samar Ali and William Rockefeller to its board of directors.

UA Earns Record $101.7M in Research Funding

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 10:08 am

The University of Arkansas says it received $101.7 million in research — the highest level in the university's history and 27 percent more than it got in 2015 — for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Crystal Bridges Announces First Recipient of $200K Don Tyson Prize

by Jan Cottingham 9/21/2016 10:34 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is giving the first Don Tyson Prize, a $200,000 award, to the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art.

Hardings Pledge $500K to UCA's Schedler Honors College

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 10:49 am

Rush and Linda Harding have pledged $500,000 to benefit the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas.

Batesville Impact Plan Living Up to Its Name

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Fresh eyes, strategic planning, youthful energy and cold, hard cash are shaking up Batesville, a college town on the jagged edge of the Ozarks that is burdened with many of the same challenges as the Delta that's just minutes away.

Towne Oaks Duo Draws $10 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/19/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of the AndMark real estate investment firm of Los Angeles bought the 152-unit Towne Oaks Apartments at 9300 Treasure Hill Road and the 64-unit Towne Oaks Village Apartments at 9600 Southedge Drive.

Suicide Is Preventable (Steven Blackwood Commentary)

by Steven Blackwood 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Shortly after my wife, Cindi, and I lost our son to undiagnosed depression almost eight years ago, I learned that suicide was the No. 1 cause of death for white male college students in the Southern states.

A Question of UA Priorities (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Somewhere, somehow, higher education in this country veered off track. University advancement departments now seem to exist to raise money to fund more university advancement efforts.