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.
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.
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.
We believe that everyone throughout Arkansas—especially those whose opinions are rarely sought and considered—should be heard, engaged, and therefore claim their rightful place in discussions to improve Arkansas.
We believe we must ensure everyone has access to the core educational and economic tools needed to thrive in a healthy and prosperous state economy.
We believe in developing and participating in partnerships that allow us to attract the support, expertise, and resources of others in the public and private sectors.
We believe in openness and honesty with one another, the state, and Foundation grantees, and we encourage the highest possible standards of conduct and ethics.
We believe in prudence and responsibility in the use of charitable assets to further our mission. We take care of the Foundation’s reputation and standing in the state.
We believe in striving for excellence in everything we do so the Foundation is synonymous with quality and trustworthiness.
We believe in the voices, ideas, and experiences of
all Arkansans, the primary source of data and knowledge. We value learning by listening to diverse communities and the lived experiences of our fellow Arkansans.