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ArkansasGives 2016 Results

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ArkansasGives 2016 was held on April 7. Thanks for helping us Grow the Love for Arkansas Nonprofits!

2016 Results at a Glance

  • 600 Participating Nonprofits
  • $4.1 Million Raised from the Public
  • $4.6 Million Distributed to Nonprofits (including prizes and bonus dollars)
  • 18,535 Total Donations

Grand Prize Winners

First Security Bank contributed $60,000 in prize money for nonprofits that raised the most dollars and received the most individual donations. The certified winners of the First Security Bank grand prizes were:

Small Nonprofit – Most Dollars

  1. Go Near Ministry — $,5,000
  2. A-Camp, Inc. — $3,000
  3. Loaves & Fishes Food Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. — $2,000

Small Nonprofit – Most Donations

  1. Lucie’s Place — $5,000
  2. Central Arkansas Library System Foundation — $3,000
  3. A-Camp, Inc. — $2,000

Mid-size Nonprofit – Most Dollars

  1. Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival — $5,000
  2. Soaring Wings Ranch — $3,000
  3. Clear Spring School, Inc. — $2,000

Mid-size Nonprofit – Most Donations

  1. Maggie House — $5,000
  2. Soaring Wings Ranch — $3,000
  3. The CALL — $2,000

Large Nonprofit – Most Dollars

  1. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra — $5,000
  2. Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families — $3,000
  3. Our House, Inc. — $2,000

Large Nonprofit – Most Donations

  1. Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families — $5,000
  2. Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund — $3,000
  3. Arkansas Foodbank — $2,000

Category Prizes

In addition, Arkansas Community Foundation provided funds for prizes for the nonprofits that raise the most dollars in several categories of service, including health, education and human services. Category prize winners were:

Most Dollars Raised by Category

  1. Faith Based – Go Near Ministry — $1,000
  2. Animal Welfare – Faulkner County SPCA — $1,000
  3. Economic Development – Main Street Dumas, Inc. — $1,000
  4. Environment – Audubon Arkansas — $1,000
  5. Human Services – Soaring Wings Ranch — $1,000
  6. Education – Clear Springs School, Inc. — $1,000
  7. Health – Arkansas Hospice Foundation — $1,000
  8. Community & Civic Engagement/Public & Social Benefit – Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families — $1,000
  9. Arts & Humanities – Arkansas Symphony Orchestra — $1,000

Power Hour Prizes

Small Nonprofit

  1. Faulkner County SPCA — $3,000
  2. Together for Hope Arkansas — $2,000
  3. Go Near Ministry — $1,000

Mid-size Nonprofit

  1. Maggie House — $3,000
  2. David E. Puryear Center — $2,000
  3. Hispanic Community Services, Inc. — $1,000

Large Nonprofit

  1. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra — $3,000
  2. Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families — $2,000
  3. Arkansas Arts Center — $1,000

Bonus Dollars

All participating nonprofits also received a share of a $400,000 bonus pool provided by Arkansas Community Foundation. The pool was split among the nonprofits on a pro-rated basis; for example, if an organization raised 1 percent of the total received on April 7, that organization received a corresponding 1 percent of the bonus pool.

Dollars Raised by Nonprofit

The totals below include dollars raised from the public, minus credit card transaction fees. The totals also include bonus dollars and any prizes received by the nonprofit.

1 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra $190,244.45
2 Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families $122,517.78
3 Our House, Inc. $76,118.53
4 Museum of Discovery $69,324.69
5 Arkansas Arts Center $62,792.62
6 Arkansas Repertory Theatre $53,048.72
7 Arkansas Foodbank $49,751.33
8 Thea Foundation $47,735.30
9 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas $46,083.54
10 Arkansas SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIP Fund $43,257.31
11 Arkansas Public Policy Panel $39,251.52
12 City Year Little Rock $37,124.48
13 United Way of Northwest Arkansas $34,318.10
14 Arkansas Hospice Foundation $33,874.81
15 Camp Aldersgate $32,145.69
16 Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas $30,517.45
17 Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches $28,651.87
18 Children’s Homes, Inc. $28,502.19
19 Methodist Family Health $27,748.48
20 Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas $26,089.24
21 Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp $23,135.31
22 Opportunities, Inc. $20,093.73
23 Mid-America Science Museum $20,080.90
24 Centers for Youth and Families $19,458.68
25 The Salvation Army Central Arkansas Area Command $19,088.77
26 Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services $18,907.24
27 Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance $17,934.15
28 Arkansas Rice Depot $16,918.50
29 Ouachita Children’s Center, Inc. $16,624.50
30 Group Living, Inc. $16,310.18
31 Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter $15,865.44
32 CareLink $15,512.63
33 Food Bank of North Central Arkansas $15,475.22
34 Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub $12,668.83
35 Samaritan Community Center $11,129.33
36 ACCESS Group, Inc. $11,125.05
37 Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center $10,546.67
38 UAMS Foundation $10,225.94
39 American Red Cross serving Arkansas $9,007.16
40 Arkansas State University-Mountain Home $8,071.70
41 Catholic Charities of Arkansas $7,553.19
42 Arkansas Tech University Foundation $7,403.51
43 Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries $6,291.65
44 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge $6,212.54
45 Hospice of the Ozarks $5,917.47
46 The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas $5,612.77
47 Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center $5,586.05
48 Union Rescue Mission / Dorcas House / Nehemiah House $5,567.87
49 Heifer International $5,561.46
50 Arkansas Dream Center $4,992.69
51 Garland County Habitat for Humanity $4,597.13
52 St. Francis House $4,490.22
53 Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas $4,148.11
54 The Gregory Kistler Treatment Center, Inc. $3,907.56
55 Peace at Home Family Shelter $3,785.68
56 Arkansas Center for Independence $3,528.03
57 First Step. $3,502.37
58 EAST Initiative $3,474.57
59 Magnolia Specialized Services, Inc $3,192.78
60 Presbyterian Village $3,143.15
61 CARTI Foundation $3,052.28
62 The Oxford American Literary Project $2,950.71
63 Independent Living Services $2,944.30
64 United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas $2,838.46
65 TREATMENT HOMES INC. $2,817.08
66 Community Action Program for Central Arkansas $2,768.97
67 Phoenix Youth & Family Services, Inc $2,752.93
68 Easter Seals Arkansas $2,457.86
69 Arkansas Support Network $2,437.55
70 Hot Springs Family YMCA $2,432.20
71 The Good Samaritan Society-Mountain Home $2,341.33
72 Comprehensive Juvenile Services, Inc. $2,239.76
73 Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas $2,175.62
74 Waldo Helping Youth Organization $2,171.79
75 Youth Bridge, Inc. $1,951.11
76 Abilities Unlimited of Van Buren $1,844.20
77 Mississippi County, Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission, Inc. $1,683.83
78 River Valley Regional Food Bank $1,498.88
79 Crowley’s Ridge Development Council $1,421.90
80 Communities Unlimited $1,395.17
81 HOPE Landing, Inc. $1,261.54
82 Abilities Unlimited Hot Springs $1,213.43
83 Baxter House Adult Day Care / Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas $1,208.08
84 Forrester Davis Development Center $1,202.74
85 The Jones Center $1,149.28
86 Quapaw Area Council – Boy Scouts of America $1,122.55
87 Credit Counseling of Arkansas (CCOA) $1,074.45
88 Make-A-Wish Mid-South $894.84
89 Baptist Health Medical Center Arkadelphia $855.28
90 National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arkansas $833.90
91 UALR Children International $739.87
92 Ouachita Industries, Inc. $721.64
93 ICM $588.00
94 Southern Bancorp Community Partners $481.09
95 Meals on Wheels of Northwest Arkansas / Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas $379.53
96 LEDC – Lonoke Exceptional Development Center $374.18
97 Central Arkansas Development Council $358.15
98 Teach For America $352.80
99 Family Service Agency $347.46
100 Hope Cancer Resources $347.46
101 Sunshine School & Development Center $347.46
102 Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas, Inc. $321.80
103 SHARE Foundation $267.27
104 Friendship Community Care $240.55
105 Tri County Rural Health Network, Inc. $187.09
106 The Learning Center of North Arkansas $160.36
107 Senior Activity Centers of Northwest Arkansas / Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas $133.64
108 Johnson County Senior Activity Center $85.53

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