Nonprofits Archive

ASO More Than Halfway to $7M Fundraising Goal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/22/2015 11:08 am

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra said Thursday that its "Orchestrating the Future" fundraising campaign has raised $4.9 million so far and will raise $7 million by the time the three-year effort ends.

Innovation Hub, EAST Initiative Receive Best Buy Grants for Tech Learning

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 04:01 pm

The Innovation Hub and the EAST Initiative have received grants from the Best Buy Foundation to support youth technology access and learning.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 01:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced appointments to state boards and commissions.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Appoints Dean, Rector

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 12:25 pm

Christoph Keller III has been chosen dean and rector of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock.

Brookside Sale Tops Latest Six-Pack of Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

A Little Rock nursing home, a hotel and an apartment project in North Little Rock, a former post office in west Little Rock, a North Little Rock church and a home in the Heights provide our six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Census Says Poverty Rate in US Stays Consistent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

The official poverty rate in the United States in 2014 was 14.8 percent, and 46.7 million people were in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The rate and number weren't statistically different from the 2013 estimates.

Pulaski Tech Gets $1.5M for Humanities, Arts Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2015 11:22 am

The Pulaski Technical College Foundation said Friday that the Windgate Charitable Foundation has awarded it a $1.5 million grant to furnish and equip the college's new Center for Humanities and Arts.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 10:56 am

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique.

Innovation Hub Hosting LR Version of InnovateHER Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/8/2015 09:26 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has been selected as the central Arkansas host for the 2016 InnovateHER national pitch competition from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Walton Foundation Selects Firms for NWA Design Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2015 01:40 pm

The Walton Family Foundation selected 36 firms for its inaugural pool of designers for the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.

Scott Varady to Lead Razorback Foundation

by Marty Cook 10/6/2015 12:42 pm

Scott Varady, the University of Arkansas' general counsel, has been named executive director and general counsel of the Razorback Foundation.

WLR Executive Court Property Sold in $4.5 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 12:00 am

An office building, a church property, a retail project and a nonprofit facility in Little Rock plus a substantial residence in west Pulaski County provide this week's million-dollar transactions.

Group May Grant Serenity Park New Life

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Serenity Park, originally Serenity House, went into foreclosure last year, seven years after the death of its pioneering founder, Joe McQuany.

Bill Clinton Speaks at Library, Anne Frank Tree Dedication

by Alexis Hosticka 10/2/2015 01:14 pm

Little Rock is now home to two of only 11 saplings in the U.S. from the white horse chestnut tree that stood outside Anne Frank's secret annex — and one will now stand at the Clinton Presidential Center.

Little Rock Film Festival Ends After 9 Years

by Alexis Hosticka 9/30/2015 11:07 am

After nine years, the Little Rock Film Festival has come to an end due to lack of funding, resources and time.

Our House Produces Short Films to Share Personal Stories of Homelessness

by Alexis Hosticka 9/30/2015 08:52 am

In an effort to offer a window into the issues of poverty and homelessness through individual stories, Our House homeless shelter has released "Project Voice," a 12-part video series.

Boy Scouts Setting Up New Stakes in Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

The organization operates a Scout Shop at Ozark Center Point Place at 5320 W. Sunset Ave. The Boy Scouts bought an 11,000-SF former medical office at 3409 Elm Springs Road from Arvest Bank.

The Onion Namechecks Heifer International in Warren Buffett Parody

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Heifer International, based in Little Rock, got The Onion treatment earlier this month when the parody online pub posted a commentary “by” billionaire investor Warren Buffett headlined “When I Die, My Entire Fortune Will Be Donated To Charity, Except The $40 Billion I Will Have Buried With Me.”

Arkansas Rice Depot, Arkansas Foodbank to Merge

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 04:31 pm

The Arkansas Foodbank and the Arkansas Rice Depot said Friday that both organizations' boards of directors have voted to merge the nonprofts effective Jan. 1.

Walton Family Foundation to Fund 3 Design Projects

by Alexis Hosticka 9/24/2015 10:19 am

The Walton Family Foundation said this week that it will fund the design of three northwest Arkansas building projects through its Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.