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Arkansas Gives

ABOUT ArkansasGives

ArkansasGives.org is a 12-hour online giving event April 6, 2017 sponsored by Arkansas Community Foundation.

You can help grow the love for Arkansas’s nonprofit organizations by making a donation to the charity of your choice between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

We’re challenging all Arkansans to make a donation on a single day in recognition of the vital work our local charitable organizations do. Whether it’s feeding the hungry, caring for the elderly or mentoring our children, the work of Arkansas’s nonprofits affects every citizen and helps improve every community. ArkansasGives is a chance for our state to say thanks!

As a special incentive to give, each gift made through ArkansasGives on April 6, 2017 will be matched with additional bonus dollars; the more you give, the more bonus dollars your favorite charity will receive. Learn more below.

Bonus Dollars:

During this one-day event each donation you make to your favorite eligible Arkansas nonprofit using this website will be increased by a percentage of a pool of additional bonus dollars.

We’ll also provide additional cash prizes to the nonprofit organizations that raise the most money and recruit the most individual donors.

Participating Nonprofits:

Nonprofit organizations and other tax-exempt charitable organizations may participate if they:

  • Are headquartered in Arkansas or have a base of operations in Arkansas.
  • Have 501(c)(3) tax exempt status under IRS code AND are qualified as a 509(a)(1), (a)(2) or (a)(3) organization or as a private operating foundation.

For more information about determining your organization’s tax exempt status, contact Lisa Duckworth or call 501-372-1116.

Donation Amount:

The minimum amount is $25; there is no maximum amount you may give. You can donate to as many nonprofits as you want.

Accepted Forms of Payment:

We will accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards online.

Your Receipt:

You will receive an email receipt of your gift; please retain it for tax purposes. Unless you choose to remain anonymous, your donor information will be sent to the nonprofits to which you give.


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 $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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Frequently Asked Questions


When does ArkansasGives begin and end?

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.

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Why is 2017 the final year for ArkansasGives?

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:

  • Get people excited about giving to nonprofits at a time other than the traditional year-end and reach out to new givers.
  • Expand marketing and fundraising capabilities for Arkansas nonprofits so that they can take advantage of social media and online giving to achieve their missions.
  • Increase awareness of the impact of nonprofits statewide.

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.

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What’s different for nonprofits and donors in ArkansasGives 2017?

  • Participating nonprofits are no longer required to be a member of Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance.
  • Donors will no longer have the option to give anonymously.

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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 register at www.arkansasgives.org 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.
  • 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 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?

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.

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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, Facebook, and Twitter. as gifts are received.

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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.

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April 7, 2016 Results

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

Full breakdown of 2016 results


April 2, 2015 Results

2015 Results at a Glance:

  • 361 Participating Nonprofits
  • $1.98 Million Raised from the Public
  • $2.33 Million Distributed to Nonprofits (including prizes and bonus dollars)
  • 7,552 Total Transactions

Full breakdown of 2015 results

Sponsors:

THV 11 AT&T Arkansas5 NewsArkansas Nonprofit AllianceArkansas Broadcasters AssociationCox CommunicationsArkansas Press AssociationBIG 94.9105.1 The WolfKSSN 96The Edge 100.3KAITLittle Rock Soiree