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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 - Jefferson Regional Medical Center: The Foundation

Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) is committed to providing measurable quality health services in a caring environment, which fulfill the needs of our patients, physicians, employers, employees and community. read more >

Giving Guide: A Guide for Investing in Our Community

Traditionally, this season is a time when many determine their philanthropic contributions for the year or budget for the next. The Arkansas Giving Guide was established in hopes of making those donation decisions a little easier. read more >

Giving Guide: Economics Arkansas

Founded in 1962 as a private, non-partisan, educational nonprofit organization, Economics Arkansas equips pre-K-12 schools with standards-based resources and Professional Development to teach economics, personal finance and the free enterprise system. 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 (JLLR) 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. read more >

Giving Guide: University of Arkansas, Campaign Arkansas

Campaign Arkansas is a comprehensive fundraising campaign focused on advancing academic opportunity at the University of Arkansas. read more >

Giving Guide: World Services for the Blind

The mission of World Services for the Blind is to empower people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve sustainable independence. read more >

Giving Guide: American Cancer Society

At the American Cancer Society, we're on a mission to free the world from cancer. read more >

Giving Guide: Arkansas Children's Hospital Auxiliary

Founded in 1967, the ACH Auxiliary serves patients and families through fundraising and service projects. 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 Game and Fish Foundation

Founded in 1982, the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation is composed of men and women from across the state who are passionate about promoting hunting, fishing and conservation education among Arkansans. read more >

Giving Guide: Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Through dramatic storytelling, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre illuminates the human journey. read more >

Giving Guide: Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches

Children come to the ranch through no fault of their own; many have been abandoned, abused or neglected. At the ranch, children find hope and healing. read more >

Giving Guide: Ballet Arkansas, Celebrating 40 Years

Ballet Arkansas is the foremost professional ballet company in the state of Arkansas and one of the most dynamic presenters of dance in the region. read more >

Giving Guide: Central Arkansas American Heart Association

For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has fought heart disease and stroke. We strive to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. read more >

Giving Guide: Central Arkansas Library System Foundation

The mission of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Foundation is to provide a margin of excellence to CALS, bringing private philanthropy together with taxpayer support to ensure the library delivers the highest quality service to citizens. read more >

Giving Guide: Clinton Presidential Center

Building on a lifetime of public service, President Bill Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple beliefs that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act and we all do better when we work together. read more >

Giving Guide: Community Service Inc.

Each year CSI serves more than 1,400 youths without ever asking families to pay out their personal finances for services. 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

The 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: Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Arkansas

Since 1980, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas (RMHCA) has provided a home away from home for more than 35,000 families sent to Little Rock for life-saving medical care for their child. read more >

Giving Guide: Single Parent Scholarship Fund

SPSF Pulaski provides scholarships and services to high-potential, low-income single parents in Pulaski County. 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

The Tribute of Life Foundation is dedicated to comfort and peace on the end of life's journey. 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: UA Little Rock Foundation

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is focused on encouraging partnerships and providing opportunities for meaningful and enduring engagement among the institution's internal and external constituencies through communication, alumni outreach and philanthropic investment. read more >

Giving Guide: Women's Foundation of Arkansas

Founded in 1998, the Women's Foundation of Arkansas engages the community to promote women and girls across the state so they can realize their full potential. 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®

ACCESS is dedicated to expanding individual potential through innovative instruction. read more >

Giving Guide: Arkansas Family Health Foundation

Arkansas Family Health Foundation's mission is to grow our communities by serving their health, economic and educational needs. read more >

Giving Guide: Arkansas Hospice Foundation

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 >

Giving Guide: CareLink

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

Giving Guide: Centers for Youth & Families

Since 1884, Centers for Youth & Families has provided an age-appropriate, comprehensive continuum of care for the emotional wellness of all ages. read more >

Giving Guide: Champions For Health

At Champions For Health, our mission is to educate, motivate and empower youth to create a health revolution on K-12 school campuses in Arkansas. read more >

Giving Guide: Heart of Arkansas United Way

United Way fights for the education, financial stability and health of every person in our community. read more >

Giving Guide: Opera in the Rock

Founded in 2012 by young professionals, the mission of Opera in the Rock (OITR) is to enrich Arkansas culture through opera by utilizing local and regional talent and by building future audiences for this art form through professional performances, a young artist review series and presentations for children. read more >

Giving Guide: The Parkinson's Foundation

The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson's disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. read more >

Giving Guide: Presbyterian Village

resbyterian Village was born out of concern for the lack of services and care for the aging. 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 nonprofit communities for the aging in Arkansas. 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 a spectrum of disabilities. read more >

Giving Guide: University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College Foundation

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

Giving Guide: United States Marshals Museum Foundation

The United States Marshals Museum, honoring our nation's oldest federal law enforcement agency, will be a nationally-scoped museum on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith. 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 - Women & Children First: The Center Against Family Violence

Women & Children First provides safety, strength and hope for all victims of family violence. read more >

Giving Guide Community Spotlight: 8 Organizations Giving Back

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