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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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Giving Guide: 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 >

Giving Guide Community Spotlight: 6 Metro Little Rock Organizations Giving Back

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

Giving Guide: CHI St. Vincent Foundation

CHI St. Vincent is a vibrant health care ministry striving to meet the needs of the communities we serve. read more >

Giving Guide: HIPPY USA

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

Giving Guide: Junior League of Little Rock

The Junior League of Little Rock is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. read more >

Giving Guide: Lyon College

Lyon College offers a challenging curriculum centered on the liberal arts, guided by an Honor System and coordinated with co-curricular programs, all fostering the critical, creative thought and ethical, spiritual growth that will prepare students for fulfilling personal and professional lives committed to lifelong learning and service. read more >

Giving Guide: American Heart Association Central Arkansas

The mission of the American Heart Association is “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States. read more >

Giving Guide: Arkansas Children's Hospital Auxiliary

More than 500 members support funding initiatives that include creating purposeful healing spaces designed for patients and their families, contributing to the Arkansas Children's Research Institute and supporting programs that provide emotional support, including Good Mourning, Palliative Care and Comfort Foods. read more >

Giving Guide: Arkansas Foodbank

The Arkansas Foodbank is the foundation in the fight against hunger. We find pathways to connect people, resources and food to reach those in need, providing dignity, hope and a brighter future for all Arkansans. read more >

Giving Guide: Arkansas Freedom Fund

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 >

Giving Guide: Arkansas Zoological Foundation

The Arkansas Zoological Foundation raises funds for the growth and development of the Little Rock Zoo and to assist the Zoo in its mission of conservation education. read more >

Giving Guide: Centers for Youth & Families

The Centers for Youth & Families address typical issues that today's family encounters, along with other specific areas, such as emotionally disturbed or at-risk youth, children with learning differences, homeless or runaway youth, victims of human trafficking, parenting teens, foster families, and more. read more >

Giving Guide: 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 >

Giving Guide: Ducks Unlimited

To date, Ducks Unlimited has conserved 14 million acres across the continent focusing heavily on the priority landscapes for waterfowl populations, while conserving habitat in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico. read more >

Giving Guide: Feed Arkansas Kids

The concept behind Feed Arkansas Kids is simple — children at risk of weekend hunger receive a bag with enough shelf-stable food to easily assemble into seven healthy meals. The philosophy is simply to end child hunger by partnering with the schools in our communities to discreetly distribute meal packs each Friday. read more >

Giving Guide: 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 >

Giving Guide: Heifer International

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

Giving Guide: 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 Arkansans and visitors. read more >

Giving Guide: Quapaw Area Council Inc. | Boy Scouts of America

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. read more >

Giving Guide: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma

At RMHC of Arkoma, we strive to help improve the health and well-being of children in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma through our four programs. read more >

Giving Guide: Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County

SPSF Pulaski provides scholarships and services to high-potential, low-income single parents in Pulaski County. SPSF Pulaski students are highly motivated individuals who desire a better life for themselves and their families. read more >

Giving Guide: 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 >

Giving Guide: Tribute of Life Foundation, Memories Honored Through Giving

Tribute of Life Foundation was established to provide funding for the extra support Hospice Home Care patients and their families may need during this complicated time. The Foundation also pays tribute to those lost and provides support for those left behind. read more >

Giving Guide: UA Little Rock Public Radio

The mission of UA Little Rock 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 >

Giving Guide: United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas

United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas' mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities. read more >

Giving Guide: 20th Century Club's Lodge

The mission of 20th Century Club of Little Rock, Inc., is to provide no-cost temporary lodging and food to financially needy cancer patients who travel to Little Rock for outpatient chemotherapy and radiation treatment at Central Arkansas Medical facilities. read more >

Giving Guide: ACANSA Arts Festival

ACANSA exists as a visual and performing arts festival dedicated to building a more dynamic and engaging community through the arts and enriching the cultural vitality of the region. read more >

Giving Guide: ACCESS®

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

Giving Guide: Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

ANHC's professional staff conducts on-the-ground surveys to locate and evaluate occurrences of rare habitats and at-risk species. read more >

Giving Guide: Arkansas State Archives

The Arkansas State Archives is responsible for collecting and preserving the official records and historical materials for Arkansas. read more >

Giving Guide: CareLink

CareLink is a non-profit that has been serving older people and their family caregivers for over 38 years by connecting them with resources to meet the opportunities and challenges of aging. read more >

Giving Guide: Family Home of Little Rock

Our mission is to operate a facility that provides affordable lodging in a homelike setting for cancer patients and parents of premature infants being cared for at UAMS. read more >

Giving Guide: Heart of Arkansas United Way

Through United Way-led initiatives, grants to local organizations, and partnerships around issues that are too big for any one organization to tackle alone, Heart of Arkansas United Way creates long-term, sustainable change. read more >

Giving Guide: Hearts & Hooves Inc.

At Hearts & Hooves, we're dedicated to serving individuals with special needs through partnership with the horse. read more >

Giving Guide: ICM

ICM provides excellent supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities — and their families — throughout Arkansas. read more >

Giving Guide: Just Communities of Arkansas

Just Communities of Arkansas' (JCA) mission is to build communities — through education, celebration and advocacy — where every person is valued, every voice is heard, and everyone has a fair chance to succeed. read more >

Giving Guide: Literacy Action of Central Arkansas

Literacy Action has worked hard since 1986 to teach literacy skills to struggling readers in central Arkansas. read more >

Giving Guide: The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) honors Arkansas's African American history and tells the story of the Mosaic Templars of America, an African American fraternal organization founded in 1882. read more >

Giving Guide: The Old State House Museum

The Old State House Museum (OSHM) works to keep Arkansas history alive for every generation with the help of two 501(c)(3) non-profit friends groups, the Old State House Museum Associates and the Old State House 1836 Club. read more >

Giving Guide: Presbyterian Village

Our mission is to offer comprehensive, continuing-care promoting health, security, spiritual well-being and happiness for our residents. We operate as one of a few non-profit communities for the aging in Arkansas. read more >

Giving Guide: University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College Foundation

The University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College provides access to high-quality education that promotes student learning and enables individuals to develop to their full potential. read more >

Giving Guide: Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services

Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services has a mission of sharing Christ's healing love with children, youth and families. read more >

Giving Guide: Youth Home Inc.

The mission of Youth Home is to equip and empower youth, adults, and families to become healthier contributing members of the community by providing compassionate emotional and behavioral health care. read more >