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Major gifts of 2013.

For a list of total assets and grants for 2013, see the chart here.

The Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation, headquartered in Bentonville, divides its giving into three main areas: education ($164.2 million), environment ($93.1 million) and "home region" ($32.4 million). Among the foundation's grants of $1 million and up reported on its 2013 tax form: $5,896,028 to the Endeavor Foundation; $5,341,694 to Camp War Eagle; $4,867,984 to the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission; $4,087,500 to Southern Bancorp Community Partners; $4 million to Teach for America-Mississippi Delta; $3,414,057 to the Arkansas Public School Resource Center; $3,350,000 to the Walton Arts Center; $2.1 million to the University of Arkansas to fund programs within the College Access Initiative and the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education, specifically for students from Philllips County and public charter school graduates; $2,007,500 to the Razorback Foundation; $1,333,890 to the City of Siloam Springs, and $1 million to the Jones Trust, which supports the Jones Center for Families.

The Walton Charitable Support Foundation

This Walton foundation awarded $26,488,042 to the Arkansas Community Foundation. Other major gifts: $2,685,903 to the University of the Ozarks, $2,399,814 to John Brown University and $2,058,528 to the Endeavor Foundation.

Windgate Charitable Support Foundation

Windgate, in Siloam Springs, which gives heavily to the arts and education (including support for John Brown University), doled out $13,452,662 in grants in Arkansas in 2013, a portion of its $41.7 million total. It also approved grants of $15.5 million for an art building at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and $14 million for the School of Osteopathic Medicine to be built in Fort Smith. Other major grants paid in 2013 and 2014: $3.5 million toward a $5 million pledge to the First Assembly of God Church's Legacy Alzheimer's unit in Van Buren; $3 million to the Arkansas Arts Center, plus $300,000 for curator salaries; $2.6 million toward a pledge of $5 million to John Brown University; $1 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; $553,300 in several grants to the Thea Foundation and a pledge of $500,000 upon Thea's completion of its $2 million capital campaign, and $520,000 to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for its online distance learning project.

The Arkansas Community Foundation

The ACF's more than 1,500 funds made total contributions of $11 million. The largest single award in 2013 from one of its funds was a gift of $711,000 to the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund in Springdale.

The Endeavor Foundation

Endeavor, in Springdale, is a community foundation that focuses its giving on Northwest Arkansas. Its major 2013 gifts were $3,538,969 to the Jones Center for Families and $2,058,528 to the Northwest Arkansas Council, which promotes business in the area.

The Care Foundation

Care, in Springdale, is a hospital conversion foundation, created with funds from the sale of Springdale Memorial Hospital and Bates Memorial Hospital in Bentonville in 1999, and is a fund of the Endeavor Foundation. Major gifts for 2013 include $1 million for the city of Bentonville and $524,750 for the Jones Center for Families.

The Willard and Pat Walker Foundation

The Walker Foundation, in Springdale, supports education, medicine and the arts, and in 2013 made awards of $1 million to Crystal Bridges Museum's endowment; $1 million to the New School in Fayetteville; $750,000 and smaller grants to Washington Regional Hospital; $625,000 to UAMS' Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Center; $625,000 to Razorback Athletics; $500,000 to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and $333,334 to UAMS' Jones Eye Institute.

The Ross Foundation

The Ross Foundation, in Arkadelphia, made a gift of $351,684 to the Arkansas Promise Foundation Scholarship Fund and approved a grant of the same size for the future.

The Murphy Foundation

This El Dorado foundation, which gives scholarships to seniors graduating from El Dorado schools, awarded a total of $680,573 in scholarship money in 2013, and gave Hendrix College $465,000.

The Tyson Foundation

The Tyson family foundation, in Springdale, provided $500,000 to the Jones Trust in 2013.

The Schmieding Foundation

This Springdale foundation gave $823,357 to UAMS.

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