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Shelley Simpson, president of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, talks to Shannon Hendrix, senior vice president and chief administrator at Arkansas Children's Northwest of Springdale, during the 2022 Women's Foundation of Arkansas Power of the Purse luncheon.
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The Power Of the Purse (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

A look at the this year's honorees for the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas's Power of the Purse fundraiser. read more >
“We are looking at ways to be creative and asking donors, if you normally give and attend events, still give. Don’t stop giving,” said Elizabeth Pulley, the executive director of Children’s Advocacy Centers.
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Arkansas Nonprofits Rebound in Fundraising, Live and in PersonLock Icon

For nonprofits, especially those that rely on fundraisers and events for their revenue, the pandemic caused anxiety and belt-tightening in 2020. read more >
Government & Politics

Waltons Back $1M Fund for LGBTQ Nonprofits in Arkansas

A $1 million fund backed by three members of the Walton family will provide money to nonprofits working to improve the quality of life for LGBTQ Arkansans. read more >
Small Business

Groups Announce Grant Program to Help Black Nonprofits

The Arkansas Community Foundation and the Arkansas Black Philanthropy Collaborative announce grants designed to benefit Black-led and Black-serving nonprofits. read more >
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ACF Grant Fund Helps Nonprofits Cope With COVID-19

The Arkansas Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund has awarded $1,000 rapid response grants to 678 nonprofits in 149 cities and towns across the state. read more >
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COVID-19 Relief Fund Helps Arkansans (Heather Larkin Commentary)

The fund efficiently pools together all donations, then makes grants to Arkansas nonprofits. These nonprofits are meeting immediate and increased needs for shelter, food and other critical services at a time when many Arkansans have lost their jobs and need help. read more >
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Update: Arkansas Community Foundation Creates COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Arkansas Community Foundation creates the COVID-19 Relief Fund to direct resources to Arkansas nonprofits disproportionately affected by the coronavirus and its economic fallout. read more >
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Giving Back Improves Your Business and Your Community (Heather Larkin Commentary)

Corporate charitable giving is one way businesses help improve their communities. But companies may not be aware of the substantial benefits corporate giving brings to the business itself. read more >
Heather Larkin
Nonprofits

Arkansas Foundation Has Donated $13M Over 30 Years

The Western Arkansas Community Foundation has given out $13 million in its district since being formed in 1988. An affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation, it now has $13.5 million in assets and growing. read more >
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ArkansasGives Nets $6.1M for Nonprofits

The Arkansas Community Foundation announces certified results of the ArkansasGives program, a one-day online giving event held on April 6. A total of $6.1 million was collected for more than 930 nonprofits statewide. read more >
Heather Larkin
Nonprofits

Arkansas Gives Surpasses $4M Fundraising Goal

More than 14,750 Arkansans gave nearly $4.1 million to 600 Arkansas charities for the Arkansas Gives event hosted by the Arkansas Community Foundation. read more >
Heather Larkin
Nonprofits

Arkansas Community Foundation Aiming to Raise $4M in One Day

The Arkansas Community Foundation aims to raise $4 million for Arkansas charities through online donations from the Arkansas Gives event from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. read more >

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Nonprofits

A nonprofits resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions. read more >
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ArkansasGives Raises $2.3M for Arkansas Nonprofits

A one-day online giving program to help Arkansas nonprofits raised $2.3 million from more than 7,500 people on Thursday, the Arkansas Community Foundation said Friday. read more >
Heather Larkin
Education / Nonprofits

Arkansas Community Foundation’s Heather Larkin on Your Neighbors’ Aspirations

A native of Charleston (Franklin County), Heather Larkin is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway and the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She joined the Arkansas Community Foundation in 1998 and became its president and chief executive officer in January 2008. read more >
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Nonprofits

Learn to Give Effectively (Heather Larkin Commentary)

Unquestionably, our state’s generosity is one of our greatest assets. However, overcoming the challenges facing Arkansas requires us each to give with our heads, not just our hearts. It’s not enough to give; we’ve got to give smart. read more >