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.
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 $156 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state.
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The event will take place on April 6, 2017 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Throughout the 12-hour period, we will post how the participating nonprofits are doing on this website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Arkansas Community Foundation is thrilled with the response of donors in Arkansas to the hard work from almost 600 participating nonprofits. When we began the ArkansasGives event, we had some specific goals:
We believe that with one more event, we will help raise much needed funds for nonprofits statewide and significantly increase their fundraising and marketing capacities for the future.
To participate in ArkansasGives, the nonprofit must meet our eligibility criteria and register at www.arkansasgives.org to participate. Nonprofit organizations and other tax-exempt charitable organizations may participate if they:
The minimum gift is $25.
No. If you plan to give a large amount, consider contacting your credit card before you donate.
You can donate to as many nonprofits as you want.
All donations must be made online through this website between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on April 6, 2017. Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express and debit cards will be 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.
Your gift will be recorded as a contribution to Arkansas Community Foundation (the host of ArkansasGives). The full amount of your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Arkansas Community Foundation does NOT receive a portion of your donation; the full value of your gift (minus credit card processing fees) will be passed on to the nonprofit/s you indicate during the donation process.
In order to provide processing services for this event, our credit card processing company charges a fee on each transaction. Based on our research, we believe these rates are competitive and minimal.
Although these fees will be deducted from the amount received by your designated nonprofit organizations, the full value of your gift is tax deductible.
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.
All donor contact and gift information received during ArkansasGives will be sent to the respective nonprofit.