(December 31, 2018 and 2017)
To provide general operating funds to support the mission of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families as part of the conclusion of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation’s Moving the Needle strategic plan.
To provide resources for technical assistance to the Arkansas Department of Education and local districts on strategies to reduce chronic absence in support of the priorities of the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.
To maintain volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) services in Arkansas.
To support the day-to-day management and implementation of the strategic plan for the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (AR-GLR).
Capacity for Equity grants assist nonprofits aligned with the Moving the Needle strategic goals. The Foundation provided Capacity for Equity grants to the following organizations in 2018:
To support Phoenix Youth and Family Services’s mission to strengthen economic outcomes in Southeast Arkansas through expanded educational and job training programing for youth and young adults.
To maintain VITA services in Arkansas.
To build the Center on Community Philanthropy’s capacity to increase prosperity and advance equity in Arkansas.
To complete a statewide ALICE® Report for Arkansas.
To sponsor the 2018 Friends of the Children Luncheon.
To support the objectives of the Arkansas Community Foundation in the Delta area in honor of the board service of David Rainey.
To sponsor the 2019 Women in Philanthropy Leadership Retreat.
To sponsor the 2018 Money for Our Movements Conference.
To sponsor the Southeastern Council of Foundations 2018 Annual Meeting.
To provide a safe haven for youth in the Pine Bluff community to build positive social bonds, develop the necessary tools to produce academic success, and to learn the importance of community service and leadership. This grant was in honor of the board service of Freddie Black.
To provide for the establishment of a non-endowed award for the benefit of “Dreamers” at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in honor of the board service of Helen Dorado Alessi.
To support residential care, emergency services, trauma recovery services, and academic, social and independent living skills development for Arkansas youth in need. This grant was in honor of the board service of Freddie Black.