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Arkansas Gives

ABOUT ArkansasGives

ArkansasGives is a one-day online giving event hosted by Arkansas Community Foundation.

On April 7, 2016, we challenged all Arkansans to make a donation to the charity of their choice in recognition of the vital work our local nonprofit organizations do to make our community better.

Full breakdown of 2016 results

Full breakdown of 2015 results

We have not yet confirmed plans for ArkansasGives beyond 2016. If you’d like to receive updates about what’s next with ArkansasGives, sign up for email updates below.

About Arkansas Community Foundation:

ArkansasGives is a project of Arkansas Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization promoting smart giving to improve communities. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps. Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $120 million in grants (up from $108 million) and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does ArkansasGives begin and end?

The event took place on April 7, 2016. We have not yet released plans beyond 2016. Keep up with us on social media:
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Why don’t I see the nonprofit I want to support?

To participate in ArkansasGives, the nonprofit must meet our eligibility criteria and opt-in to participate. Nonprofit organizations and other tax-exempt charitable organizations may participate if they:

  • Are headquartered in Arkansas or have a base of operations in Arkansas.
  • Are a member of the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance. <link to http://www.arkansasnonprofits.org>
  • Have 501c3 tax exempt status under IRS code AND are qualified as a 509(a)(1), (a)(2) or (a)(3) organization or a private operating foundation.

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Is there a minimum donation?

The minimum gift is $25.

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Is there a maximum donation?

No. If you plan to give a large amount, consider contacting your credit card company before you donate.

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How many nonprofits can I donate to?

You can donate to as many nonprofits as you want.

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How can I give? What kinds of credit cards are accepted?

Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express and debit cards are accepted. If you intend to make a large gift on ArkansasGives day, we recommend that you notify your credit card company prior to making the transaction.

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Can my gift be designated for a specific project or program?

No. Although you CAN choose the nonprofit you want to support, we are unable to accept specifications as to how the nonprofit will use the funds. All gifts received on ArkansasGives day will be awarded to the participating nonprofits to support their general operations. If you have specific questions about how your donation will be used, please contact the nonprofit you wish to support. If you have additional questions, you can contact our office at 501-372-1116.

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When will I know the results of ArkansasGives day?

We will post updates on this website.

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What will the Foundation do with the donors’ contact information?

All donor contact and gift information received during ArkansasGives will be sent to the respective nonprofit organizations unless you request anonymity.

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In partnership with:

Arkansas Nonprofit AllianceFirstSecurity Bank


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