Philanthropic dollars for Arkansas in 2011-2012 

Giving to medicine tops the list.

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The Tyson Foundation gave $1,467,900 in scholarships to colleges and universities and $912,008 to the U of A Foundation.

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation gave $400,000 to UALR to expand the Reading Recovery program.

The Windgate Foundation made a gift of $200,000 toward its $500,000 pledge to the U of A Nursing Scholarship Challenge Grant, $190,000 toward its $380,000 pledge to John Brown University for its RENEW program for UMC ordained couples and $170,000 toward its $678,125 pledges to art programs, sculpture conservation and a residency at UALR; and gave $250,000 to Philander Smith College for its Endowed Leaders Scholarship Challenge.

The Care Foundation gave $420,000 to the University of Arkansas Foundation for health research.

The Bodenhamer Foundation gave $390,000 to increase funding for Bodenhamer Fellowships at the U of A over the next three years, boosting the fellowship from $12,500 a year to $17,500 a year.

Charlie and Cappie Whiteside donated $250,000 to establish the U of A Greek Life Leadership Center.

Education initiatives

The Walton Family Foundation gave $1.8 million to Teach for America-Arkansas, $986,558 to the Arkansas Public School Resource Center, $859,051 to Arkansas AIMS (Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science Inc.). Total Walton Family giving to Arkansas charter schools and charter school initiatives, public school districts, colleges and other educational support was $8.3 million.

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation made a grant of $300,000 to the Arkansas Humanities Council to support professional development for humanities teachers, $258,500 to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to support career coaches and $250,000 to the Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science Inc.

Social services

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation made two payments totaling $7.4 million toward its $10 million pledge to Arkansas Museum of Science and History for the Donald W. Reynolds Arkansas Children's Discovery Network and for exhibit funding; made a $4.8 million payment toward its $10 million pledge to the Arkansas Foodbank Network and a $2.8 million payment toward its $13.5 million pledge to the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter and awarded grants of $1.9 million to the Baxter County Public Library Foundation, $1.3 million to the Committee Against Spouse Abuse in Pine Bluff; $1 million to the Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club and $869,446 to the YMCA of Warren and Bradley County Inc.

The Walton Family Foundation gave $1.8 million to the Bentonville Child Care and Development Center.

The Care Foundation gave $500,000 to the Jones Center for Families and $500,000 to the Circle of Life.

The Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation gave the second grant of $250,000 toward its $750,000 pledge to Circle of Life Hospice and the fourth $250,000 toward its $1 million grant to the Children's House in Springdale.

The Windgate Foundation made a $200,000 contribution toward its $300,000 pledge to Our House shelter for working families for its operating budget.

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation made a grant of $250,000 to Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.

The arts

Jim and Joyce Faulkner of Little Rock gave $6 million to the University of Arkansas to create a state-of-the-art music and theater venue in the Old Field House on Garland Avenue.

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods gave $1 million toward its commitment of $5 million to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to establish Tyson Scholars and the Don Tyson Prize.

The Windgate Foundation made a gift of $500,000 toward its $2.5 million to John Brown University for renovation of its visual arts facilities, $1 million to the Arkansas Arts Center in a challenge grant (2011) and $856,000 to the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum for renovation completion.


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