Giving Guide 2018/2019: A Guide for Investing in Our Community

Traditionally, this season is a time when many determine their philanthropic contributions for the year or budget for the next. The Arkansas Giving Guide was established in hopes of making those donation decisions a little easier.

In the links below, you will find profiles of more than 50 nonprofits. Each group shares key information explaining who makes up the organization and what they need from you for continued success.

Mission & Our Impact: Review this information so you fully understand the work the nonprofit does and the impact it makes on the communities it serves.

Fundraisers & Events: Mark your calendars and go support the organization at one of its upcoming events. This is a great way to interact with a nonprofit you aren’t familiar with and/or support one you have a relationship with.

Volunteer Opportunities: We hope that if you have time to give back to your community, you’ll scour this guide to find groups who need people like you.

Board of Directors: These individuals are giving their time, energy and often financial support to their nonprofits. Recognize a board member? Thank them for the work they do, and ask them for personalized insight on how you can get involved.

Giving Opportunities: This is the heart of the guide. Every nonprofit has different needs, and we’ve highlighted the current needs of each one. Find an organization you align with, and then choose from its list of giving opportunities to determine how you, your family or your company can help that nonprofit succeed.

Thanks for spending time getting to know these amazing organizations and for finding ways you can support them. Big thanks to our publication sponsors, First Financial Bank and Wright Lindsey Jennings for their financial support, which allows the nonprofits in the book to purchase profiles at rates more than half of our regular rates.

Happy reading. Happy giving.



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Jefferson Regional Medical Center: The Foundation

Junior League of Little Rock

University of Arkansas, Campaign Arkansas

World Services for the Blind

American Cancer Society

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary

Arkansas Foodbank

Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches

Ballet Arkansas

Central Arkansas American Heart Association

Central Arkansas Library System Foundation

Clinton Presidential Center

Community Service Inc.

Heifer International

Historic Arkansas Museum

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Arkansas

Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Special Olympics Arkansas

Tribute of Life Foundation

UA Little Rock Public Radio

UA Little Rock Foundation

Women’s Foundation of Arkansas

ACANSA Arts Festival


Arkansas Family Health Foundation

Arkansas Hospice Foundation


Centers for Youth & Families

Champions For Health

Heart of Arkansas United Way

Opera in the Rock

The Parkinson’s Foundation

Presbyterian Village

United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas

United States Marshals Museum Foundation

University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College Foundation

Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services

Women & Children First: The Center Against Family Violence


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