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ArkansasGives 2017 Results

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ArkansasGives 2017 was held on April 6. Thanks for helping us Grow the Love for Arkansas Nonprofits!

2017 Results at a Glance

  • 937 Participating Nonprofits
  • $5.6 Million Raised from the Public
  • $6.1 Million Distributed to Nonprofits (including prizes and bonus dollars)
  • 23,178 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, along with their prize amounts, are:

Small Nonprofit – Most Dollars

  1. Arkansas Emergency Medical Foundation — $5,000
  2. Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts — $3,000
  3. A-Camp, Inc. — $2,000

Small Nonprofit – Most Donations

  1. Lucie’s Place – $5,000
  2. Central Arkansas Library System Foundation – $3,000
  3. Cornerstone Transition Home – $2,000

Mid-size Nonprofit – Most Dollars

  1. Maggie House – $5,000
  2. Haven House – $3,000
  3. UAMS Medical Center Auxiliary – $2,000

Mid-size Nonprofit – Most Donations

  1. Maggie House – $5,000
  2. The CALL – $3,000
  3. Humane Society of Pulaski County – $2,000

Large Nonprofit – Most Dollars

  1. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra – $5,000
  2. St. Joseph School – $3,000
  3. Women & Children First: The Center Against Family Violence – $2,000

Large Nonprofit – Most Donations

  1. KUAR 89.1 & KLRE Classical 90.5 UA Little Rock Public Radio – $5,000
  2. Arkansas Foodbank – $3,000
  3. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra – $2,000

Category Prizes

In addition, Jane Hunt Meade 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 – Searcy Children’s Home – $1,000
  2. Animal Welfare – Humane Society of Pulaski County – $1,000
  3. Economic Development – Freedom 5:one Ministries – $1,000
  4. Environment – The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas – $1,000
  5. Human Services – Maggie House – $1,000
  6. Education – St. Joseph School – $1,000
  7. Health – Arkansas Emergency Medical 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

This year a new set of prizes (amounts listed below), for most donations by region were awarded to:

  1. Southwest – Southern Arkansas University Foundation – $200
  2. Northwest – Maggie House – $200
  3. Southeast – Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services – $200
  4. Northeast – Food Banks of North Central Arkansas – $200
  5. CentralKUAR 89.1 & KLRE Classical 90.5 UA Little Rock Public Radio – $200

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 6, 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.

1Arkansas Symphony Orchestra$231,370.79
2St. Joseph School$114,072.56
3Women & Children First: The Center Against Family Violence$83,082.35
4Our House, Inc.$82,516.37
5Museum of Discovery$75,574.41
6Arkansas Foodbank$74,198.21
7Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp$72,316.05
8Thea Foundation$65,226.98
9Arkansas Repertory Theatre$61,401.54
10Opportunities, Inc.$60,367.80
11Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families$58,156.60
12Arkansas Arts Center$57,547.72
13Hendrix College$57,151.84
14Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas, Inc$56,921.31
15Sacred Heart Catholic School$56,195.85
16American Heart Association – Central Arkansas$54,925.81
17KUAR 89.1 & KLRE Classical 90.5 UA Little Rock Public Radio$54,572.45
18Providence Classical Christian Academy$46,940.68
19Centers for Youth & Families Foundation$42,538.69
20Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas$37,453.36
21Methodist Family Health$36,845.46
22Clinton Presidential Center$34,141.52
25Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance$28,108.04
26City Year Little Rock$27,350.68
27Little Rock Zoo (Arkansas Zoological Foundation)$27,129.63
28Food Bank of North Central Arkansas$26,062.64
29Arkansas Public Policy Panel$25,295.77
30Mid-America Science Museum$24,355.54
31Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services$23,887.31
32Camp Aldersgate, Inc.$22,811.09
33Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches$21,294.05
34The Salvation Army Central Arkansas Area Command$20,299.24
35The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas$18,575.31
36Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge$15,996.55
38The Sunshine School,Inc.$14,458.32
39Ouachita Children’s Center$14,056.13
40Levi Hospital$12,960.84
41Easterseals Arkansas$12,658.34
42Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter$12,616.52
43World Services for the Blind$11,317.92
44Group Living Inc.$10,790.10
45CARTI Foundation$10,253.93
46Arkansas State University-Mountain Home$9,388.14
47Catholic Charities of Arkansas$8,511.87
48Heifer International USA$7,285.67
49Presbyterian Village, Inc.$7,077.61
50American Cancer Society$7,072.40
51Immaculate Conception Catholic School$7,041.10
52Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas$6,760.74
53St. Scholastica Monastery$6,359.11
54Mount St. Mary Foundation$5,940.60
55Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County$5,778.92
56Southern Bancorp Community Partners$5,622.41
57Magnolia Specialized Services, Inc.$5,617.14
58Children’s Homes, Inc.$5,570.29
59Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate$5,502.49
60Garland County Habitat for Humanity$5,497.28
61The Dollywood Foundation$5,319.94
62Northwest Arkansas Food Bank$5,299.08
63St. Francis House$5,221.89
64Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center$4,641.91
65Polk County Developmental Center, Inc.$4,407.21
66Communities Unlimited$4,214.19
67American Red Cross$4,042.11
68Samaritan Community Center$3,989.96
69EAST Initiative$3,949.51
70Hospice of the Ozarks$3,755.25
71Peace at Home Family Shelter$3,725.96
72Community Action Program for Central Arkansas$3,604.00
73Make-A-Wish Mid South$3,598.79
74Independent Living Services$3,341.29
75Sebastian County Humane Society$2,946.83
767hills Homeless Center$2,907.19
77First Step, Inc.$2,571.31
78Life Styles, Inc.$2,164.49
79P.A.R.K. Inc.$1,851.55
80The Oxford American Literary Project$1,820.26
81Circle of Life Hospice$1,721.07
82Archild, Inc.$1,616.85
83Arkansas 4-H Foundation$1,616.85
84Crowley’s Ridge Development Council, Inc.$1,595.98
85Abilities Unlimited of Van Buren$1,564.69
86Open Avenues$1,549.04
87Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County$1,512.53
88The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, Inc.$1,440.40
89The Gregory Kistler Treatment Center$1,434.30
90Youth Home, Inc$1,434.30
91Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas$1,408.22
92Hope Cancer Resources$1,329.99
93Philander Smith College$1,329.99
94Forrester Davis Development Center / MAC$1,314.34
95Stepping Stone School$1,251.75
96Little Rock Community Mental Health Center, Inc.$1,178.73
97HIPPY USA$1,174.80
98Civitan Services$1,173.52
100Youth Bridge Inc.$1,095.28
102Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs$964.89
103Human Rights Campaign Arkansas$938.81
104Arkansas Center for Independence$834.50
105Faulkner County Day School – Milestones Services$834.50
106Arkansas Support Network$808.42
107National Multiple Sclerosis Society$808.42
108Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas, Inc.$782.34
109Legal Aid of Arkansas$771.91
110Elizabeth Richardson Center$756.27
111Goodwill Industries of Arkansas$709.33
112Baxter House Adult Day Care Center / Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas$678.03
113Legacy Village Assisted Living$599.80
114Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society-Mountain Home$521.56
115Westark Area Council-Boy Scouts of America$521.56
116White River Area Agency on Aging, Inc.$521.56
118Bost, Inc.$312.94
119Leukemia & Lymphoma Society$312.94
120Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma, Inc.$208.63
121UALR Children International$204.45
122Healing Waters$156.47
123Central Arkansas Development Council$153.23
124Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center$104.31
126Rogers Activity Center$104.31
127ARVAC, INC.$78.23
128Little Sheep Dayschool$78.23
129Runnin’ W. J. Ranch$78.23
130The Salvation Army Texarkana Corps$78.23
131G.A.I.N (Greater Assistance to those In Need)$52.16
132Mississippi County, Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission, Inc.$51.08
133Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado$26.08


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