Arkansas Business City of Distinction 2011

The Arkansas Giving Guide is a resource where you can spend time getting to know some of the outstanding nonprofit organizations in the state. We hope you enjoy their stories and learn about the amazing work they are doing. This is also an opportunity to learn how each organization is funded, what their primary needs are and how you can help.

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The ASMSA Foundation

The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts is a specific investment by the people of our state in talented and motivated students. read more >

Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches

For 40 years, the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches have provided hope and healing for children who, through no fault of their own, need a place to call home. read more >


HIPPY partners with parents to prepare their children for success in school. read more >

Arkansas Children's Hospital Auxiliary

Founded in 1967, the ACH Auxiliary serves patients and families through fundraising and service projects. read more >


Founded in 1994, ACCESS is dedicated to expanding individual potential through innovative instruction. read more >

The ALS Association Arkansas Chapter Inc.

Our mission is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. read more >

American Heart Association of Central Arkansas

The mission of the American Heart Association is “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” read more >

Arkansas Freedom Fund Inc.

Founded in September, 2010, The Arkansas Freedom Fund exists to serve and support rehabilitative recreational outdoor activities that benefit our military, veterans, wounded/disabled veterans and their families. read more >

Arkansas Heart Foundation

As a local leader in the fight against heart disease, Arkansas Heart Foundation strives to increase awareness and inspire changes that impact cardiovascular health. read more >

Arkansas Hospice

The mission of Arkansas Hospice is to enhance the quality of life for those facing serious illness and loss by surrounding them with love and embracing them with the best in physical, emotional and spiritual care. read more >

Ballet Arkansas

As the state's foremost professional ballet company, Ballet Arkansas strives to provide world-class dance performance to Arkansans through a company of elite dance athletes and professional artists. read more >

Baptist Health Foundation

The Baptist Health Foundation exists simply to provide financial support to Baptist Health whose mission is to aid our community in good health and well-being. read more >

Bentonville Film Festival Foundation

Bentonville Film Festival Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on promoting women and diverse voices in the entertainment industry through research, education, mentoring and industry partnerships. read more >

Centers for Youth and Families

The Centers for Youth and Families provides age-appropriate comprehensive, trauma-focused care for children ages 0-26 read more >

Central Baptist College

Central Baptist College was founded in 1952 and since its inception has been committed to transforming lives through education that integrates Christian faith and academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment. read more >

Community Service Inc.

The mission of Community Service Inc. is to be a leader in providing quality services to youth and their families that will empower them to attain success in their homes schools, vocations and communities. read more >

Conway Regional Health Foundation

The Conway Regional Health Foundation aids the Conway Regional Health System in carrying out its mission of providing high-quality, accountable healthcare to the people of central Arkansas. read more >

Economics Arkansas Foundation

Since 1962, Economics Arkansas has trained PreK-12 teachers to integrate economics and personal finance concepts in classrooms. read more >

The First Tee of Central Arkansas

What makes The First Tee of Central Arkansas effective in building positive character traits in young people is The First Tee Life Skills Experience™, curriculum developed with the help of academic, sport psychology, youth development and golf experts to proactively teach these lessons for life. read more >

The Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation

The Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation works with and educate caregivers about Alzheimer's and Dementia. read more >

Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas

Driven by the vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas partners with people to build or improve a place they can call home. read more >

Heart of Arkansas United Way

Heart of Arkansas United Way advances the common good by focusing on health and human services throughout Arkansas. read more >

Historic Arkansas Museum

Historic Arkansas Museum Foundation supports the museum's mission to communicate the early history of Arkansas and its creative legacy by preserving, interpreting and presenting stories and objects for the education and enjoyment of our community and visitors. read more >

Pulaski Technical College Foundation

The primary purpose of Pulaski Technical College Foundation Inc. is to advance higher education by securing private financial support for all units and activities of Pulaski Technical College. read more >

Special Olympics Arkansas

Special Olympics Arkansas is an organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport every day around the state. read more >

UALR Public Radio

The mission of UALR Public Radio – KUAR 89.1 and KLRE Classical 90.5 – is to deepen insight into the human experience, empower decision making and enrich the lives of those we serve through quality news and cultural programs. read more >

Youth Home Inc.

Youth Home's continuum of care includes adolescent residential and community based treatment, day treatment, and school-based services, as well as outpatient services for individuals of all ages. read more >

ACANSA Arts Festival

ACANSA Arts Festival connects people and resources to present cutting-edge visual and performing works, enrich the cultural vitality of the region, champion excellence and innovation in artistry and connect the underserved to the benefits of artistic expression. read more >

Arkansas Zoological Foundation

The mission of the Zoo Foundation is to grow and develop the Little Rock Zoo. read more >

Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance

Since 2003, The Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance has existed solely to support and strengthen the thousands of nonprofits working in communities throughout Arkansas. read more >


CareLink is a nonprofit that has been serving older people and their family caregivers for over 37 years by connecting them with resources to meet the opportunities and challenges of aging. read more >

Central Arkansas Library System Foundation

The mission of the Central Arkansas Library System Foundation is to provide support for educational and cultural programming for the patrons, communities and neighborhoods being served by the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and its branches. read more >

Feed Arkansas Kids

Feed Arkansas Kids provides weekend meals for food insecure school aged children in central Arkansas. read more >

Heifer International

For more than 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. read more >

Presbyterian Village

Presbyterian Village was opened in 1965 to accommodate the aging, born out of concern for the lack of retirement living in Arkansas. read more >

Wolfe Street Foundation

Founded in 1982, Wolfe Street Foundation is Arkansas' largest nonprofit resource dedicated to recovery from alcoholism and addiction. read more >

Community Spotlight: 7 Metro Little Rock Organizations Giving Back

Seven central Arkansas organizations assist locals in matters of health, hunger, education and the arts. read more >