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Our
Direction
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Equity

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Why Equity

VISION

We affirm the legacy of our founder who envisioned a thriving and prosperous Arkansas that benefits all Arkansans.

MISSION

To relentlessly pursue economic, educational, social, ethnic, and racial equity for all Arkansans.

3 Bold Goals

We envision an equitable Arkansas in which all Arkansans have jobs that pay a livable wage, a quality education, and the chance to thrive and prosper.

ECONOMIC EQUITY

Economic Equity will exist when all Arkansans can achieve widely shared prosperity because everyone earns a living wage, participates in a thriving economy, and is able to build generational wealth.

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EDUCATIONAL EQUITY

Educational Equity will exist when all Arkansans can attain the skills and education needed to support their families and communities without undue differences in outcomes based on age, ability, gender, race, or geographic location.

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SOCIAL, ETHNIC, AND RACIAL EQUITY

Social, Ethnic, and Racial Equity will exist when all Arkansans can live in an equitable and productive state free from historic and systemic barriers, and legacies of unfairness have been addressed and eliminated.

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“Every citizen has the duty to be informed, to be thoughtfully concerned, and to participate in the search for solutions.”

― Governor Winthrop Rockefeller

AR Equity 2025 by the numbers

90+

Board planning hours

400+

Partners engaged to inform planning

55+

Communities visited by the Foundation to Listen and Learn

3+

Million Arkansans—every resident—is needed to build our movement for equity

Equity Stories

Moving the Needle was the catalyst for a decade of difference in Arkansas. Watch "Arkansas Moved: A Decade of Difference" this fall to find out how the courage, commitment, and collaboration of ...
We will relentlessly pursue equity for all Arkansans. Watch this glimpse of our bold, new strategic direction.