2012 GRANTMAKING

(**Denotes Multi-year Grant) 

 

alt.Consulting**

$124,230
To support alt.Consulting’s small business lending operations in the Arkansas Delta
 

Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges**

$150,000
To support the Center for Student Success at the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges and provide match funding for an Arkansas Higher Education Fellowship co-funded by the Kresge Foundation
 

Arkansas Economic Acceleration**

$100,000
To support Accelerate Arkansas’s strategic plan to strengthen the state’s knowledge-based economy  
 

Arkansas Foodbank**

$165,660
To support the Local Partner Development Initiative in Dermott, Eudora, and Lake Village, Arkansas
 
 

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF)

$100,000
To strengthen the capacity of ASPSF and its ability to provide support to ASPSF local affiliates
 

Boys and Girls Club of Benton County

$145,138
To support the implementation and evaluation of its academic achievement program in Benton County, Arkansas
 

City of Jonesboro

$100,000
To support the implementation of the North Jonesboro Neighborhood Initiative strategic plan
 

Delta Citizens Alliance

$50,000
To support comprehensive community change processes in the Arkansas Delta
 

Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, Inc.

$48,800
To research the impact of access to individual development accounts on post-secondary educational outcomes for low-income high school students in Northwest Arkansas 
 

Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas** 

$14,000
To support Hispanic Women’s Organization in its mission to advance educational  opportunities and civic participation for Hispanic women and families
 

Just Communities of Arkansas (JCA)**

$149,100
To support JCA’s mission to promote racial and cultural equity across Arkansas  
 

Life Skills for Youth, Inc.**

$124,296
To improve the college preparedness of African American and Latino youth residing in southwest Little Rock through participation in the Marginalized Males Workforce and Education Consortium
 

Main St. Dumas – Delta Technology Education Center**

$150,000
To support the Delta Technology and Education Center’s mission to provide job skills training, higher education opportunities, and youth programs in southeast Arkansas
 

Mid South Delta LISC**

$100,000
To support comprehensive community change processes in Lee County, Arkansas
 

Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission –

Mississippi County Poverty Reduction Impacts Destiny Empowerment (PRIDE)**

$145,900
To support the implementation of the Mississippi PRIDE job preparation and community engagement initiative
 

Our House, Inc.**

$125,000
To develop a strategic plan and support the staffing necessary to expand the impact of Our House’s educational programs for homeless children and adults
 

The Pew Charitable Trusts – Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

$80,000
To support Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families’ policy strategy to increase access to effective home visiting services for vulnerable families in Arkansas
 

Phoenix Youth and Family Services, Inc. (PYFS)**

$200,000
To support PYFS’s mission to strengthen economic outcomes in southeast Arkansas through expanded educational and job training programming for youth and young adults
 

Rural Community Alliance**

$175,000
To support the implementation of resident-driven community development processes in low-wealth communities across Arkansas
 

Rural Community Alliance – Elaine Community Opportunity Seekers**

$10,000
To establish a community theater in Elaine, Arkansas as a community engagement and economic development strategy
 

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville,

College of Education and Health Professions

$110,000
To support a pilot of the Arkansas Teacher Corps program to build a pipeline of high-quality teachers for high-needs public schools across the state
 

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville,

School of Social Work**

$51,200
To research the impact of access to individual development accounts on post-secondary educational outcomes for low-income high school students in northwest Arkansas 


UNRESTRICTED GRANTS

Alliance for Justice . . . $1,000

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Inc. . . . $300

Arkansas Coalition for Excellence . . . $1,000

Arkansas Public Policy Panel – OTL . . . $6,000

Camp Aldersgate . . . $20,000

Healthy Connections . . . $1,500

Hope Enterprise Corporation . . . $22,500

Jones Center for Families . . . $1,050

Kiwanis Activities, Inc. . . . $1,050

Monroe County Community Foundation . . . $20,000

Muses, Inc. . . . $2,500

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute . . . $5,000

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith . . . $1,500

University of Arkansas Foundation . . . $5,000

Women's Foundation of Arkansas . . . $1,000


WORKING with GRANTMAKERS

Association of Black Foundation Executives . . . $5,000

Council on Foundations Inc. . . . $14,500

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (Tide Center) . . . $150

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees . . . $5,000

Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families . . . $6,000

Grantmakers for Education . . . $3,000

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) . . . $2,875

Grants Managers Network Inc. . . . $2,000

Neighborhood Funders Group . . . $2,000

Philanthropy Northwest . . . $5,000

Southeastern Council of Foundations . . . $6,500