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The following are gifts of $100,000 or more that were announced to the public or reported on the most recent 990 tax forms grant-making foundations must file with the Internal Revenue Service. The list was compiled by the Times; the precise number of gifts of $100,000 or more in Arkansas is likely to be larger.

COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, SCHOOLS

University of Arkansas Foundation/University of Arkansas

$6 million from the Trinity Foundation of Pine Bluff for the School of Engineering; $4,611,595 from the Windgate Foundation of Siloam Springs for the College of Education and Health Professions; $3.1 million for operations and $1.8 million in capital from the Winthrop Rockefeller Trust to the UA's Winthrop Rockefeller Center, part of the trust's $50 million commitment to the center; $2 million from the Tyson Family Foundation to the Walton College of Business to endow a chair in faith and spirituality in the workplace, to be matched by the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, for a total of $4 million; three grants totaling $1,550,228 from the Walton Family Foundation; $500,000 from the Windgate Foundation of Siloam Springs for the UA's Great Expectations of Arkansas program; $300,000 from the Winthrop Rockefeller Trust; $250,000 for the Garrison chair in finance and $187,500 for the Garrison chair in accounting from the Thomas and Natalie Garrison Foundation of Fayetteville; $120,000 from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to implement the Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series at six campuses in the state university system.

Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

$14.5 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to build a new health sciences center on campus; $575,000 from Jim McClure, $500,000 of which will help build a convention center on the ASU-Mountain Home campus.

John Brown University, Siloam Springs

$11,746,000 for the Walton International Scholarship Program from the Walton Family Foundation; a pledge of $10 million in matching funds from an anonymous donor for student scholarships and programs; grants totaling $2,228,203 from the Windgate Foundation of Siloam Springs; $250,000 to fund scholarships from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation.

The University of the Ozarks, Clarksville

$11,974,000 for the Walton International Scholarship Program from the Walton Family Foundation; $592,000 from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation of Fayetteville for its endowment fund.

University of Central Arkansas, Conway

$3 million from the estate of Mary Ellen White Crow and Jake Crow of Elaine; $1 million from the Windgate Foundation of Siloam Springs for endowed art scholarships.

Harding University, Searcy

$11,625,000 for the Walton International Scholarship Program from the Walton Family Foundation.

Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville

$4 million challenge grant from the Walton Family Foundation to build a center for entrepreneurship (2005); $2 million from the Jack Shewmaker family for expansion; $123,500 from the Care Foundation.

Hendrix College, Conway

$908,091 from the Murphy Foundation of El Dorado for operations; $500,000 from the Windgate Charitable Foundation of Siloam Springs for art scholarships; $150,000 for scholarship support from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation; $100,000 from the Trinity Foundation of Pine Bluff for its building fund.

National Park Community College, Hot Springs

A pledge of $1.5 million from Frederick M. Dierks to build the Frederick M. Dierks Center for Nursing and Health Sciences.

Pulaski Technical College

$400,000 grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation; $295,263 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to the school foundation to support planning and operations for the Central Arkansas Transportation Training Center.

The University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute

$657,783 grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to support the dropout prevention database and Toolkit project.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock

$500,000 from the Windgate Foundation of Siloam Springs for the Art Department.

North Arkansas College, Harrison

A pledge of $500,000 from the estate of L.E. Durand to help pay for the L.E. “Gene” Durand Conference Center downtown.

Philander Smith College

$400,000 from the Winthrop Rockefeller Trust; $100,000 from the Herbert McAdams II Foundation.

Two-year colleges

A $318,000 grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation will go to Brevard College Corp. to promote success of first-year students at two-year colleges in Arkansas.

Public schools

Springdale Public Schools received $896,951 in 2006 and $309,000 in 2007 from the Care Foundation; Rogers Public Schools received $576,385 from the Walton Family Foundation; Bentonville public schools received $417,960 from the Walton Family Foundation; Gravette Public Schools received $240,000 from the Care Foundation; Springdale Public Schools received $220,000 from the Care Foundation; Bentonville Public Schools received $220,000 from the Care Foundation and $118,000 in 2007; Helen Tyson Middle School in Springdale will benefit from a $163,019 grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to the Newton, Mass., Development Center work to improve Hispanic parent participation in the school; Centerpoint School District received $119,418 in '06 and more than $480,000 in '07 from the Olds Foundation of Amity; Siloam Springs Public Schools received $1 million from the Pete and Pat Allen family to build a new elementary school, $175,000 from the Care Foundation and $104,325 from the Walton Family Foundation.

Public education foundations

Fayetteville Public Education Foundation Inc. received $306,250 from the Walton Family Foundation; Little Rock Public Education Foundation received $200,000 from the Walton Family Foundation (2005).

Adult education

The Benton County Single Parent Scholarship Fund received $465,000 from the Walton Family Foundation; Washington County Single Parent Scholarship Fund received $140,000 from the Walton Family Foundation.

MEDICINE

The University of Arkansas

for Medical Sciences

$12 million from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to fund creation of a new leukemia and lymphoma program; $5 million for its building fund and another $1 million for endowment from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation of Fayetteville; $4.5 million from Stephen and Nancy Grand of San Francisco to establish a laboratory for research into the genetic profile of multiple myeloma; $3 million to fund the lobby construction in the new wing of the hospital and $1 million to the Winthrop Rockefeller Cancer Institute (formerly Arkansas Cancer Research Center) from Doyle and Josephine Raye Rogers of Batesville; their daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Paul Hoover; and their son and daughter-in-law, Doyle Rogers and Carolyn Rogers, all of Little Rock; $3 million from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to endow professorships at the Winthrop Rockefeller Cancer Institute; $2.5 million from Frank and Jane Lyon of Little Rock for the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics; $1.1 million from Kaye Leonard of England to help fund the expansion of the Winthrop Rockefeller Cancer Institute; a pledge of $1 million from Joe and Jo Ellen Ford of Little Rock to help expand the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute; $501,414 from the Murphy Foundation of El Dorado for the Reynolds Center on Aging, approval for a $200,000 grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Trust for the Arkansas Centers for Health Improvement.

Washington Regional Hospital Foundation

$3 million for its capital campaign and a $1 million challenge grant from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation of Fayetteville.

The Ozark Guidance Center

$1 million challenge grant from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation of Fayetteville.

Northwest Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute

$280,000 from the Care Foundation.

Arkansas Children's Hospital

$200,000 from the Winthrop Rockefeller Trust and was approved for $400,000 in future funding.

NWA for Nurses

$156,150 from the Care Foundation.

St. Edward Mercy Foundation

$115,000 from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation of Fayetteville to buy medical equipment.

SOCIAL PROGRAMS

Camp War Eagle received $5,962,000 from the Walton Family Foundation.

Group Living Inc. of Arkadelphia received a $2 million grant from The Ross Foundation to build office, service and retail facilities.

The Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Home and Family Services Inc. of Monticello received $1,208,000 from the Walton Family Foundation.

The Ozark Guidance Institute received $661,304 from the Care Foundation.

The Bentonville Child Care and Development Center received $519,740.00 from the Walton Family Foundation.

The Harvey and Bernice Jones Center for Families endowment received $500,000 from the Care Foundation; $250,000 from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation of Fayetteville and $175,000 from the Walton Family Foundation.

The St. Francis House NWA received $224,000 from the Care Foundation.

The Peace at Home Family Shelter received $150,000 from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation of Fayetteville.

The Boy Scouts of America Quapaw Area Council won a $100,000 grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.

ARTS

Crystal Bridges Museum, being built by Alice Walton in Bentonville, received $10 million from the Walton Family Foundation.

The Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville received $1,042,962 from the Walton Family Foundation.

The Communication Arts Institute in Eureka Springs received $280,000 from the Care Foundation.

The Arkansas Repertory Theater won a grant for $275,000 for its pilot playwriting festival that featured Latino and African American artists from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.

Northwest Arkansas Museum Foundation Inc. received $162,650 from the Walton Family Foundation.

The Ozark Foothills Filmfest in Locust Grove won a grant of $115,740 from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.

ECONOMY

The Caddo Career Consortium received $207,500 from the Olds Foundation of Amity.

The National Academies in Washington, D.C., will support efforts to create policies to improve the Arkansas economy with a $125,000 grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.

SUPPORT TO GRANTMAKERS

The Arkansas Community Foundation received $2,768,524 from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation. (2005)

The Northwest Arkansas Community Foundation received $925,682 from the Care Foundation Inc. and $125,000 from the Walton Family Foundation.

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation received $267,000 from the Winthrop Rockefeller Trust and was approved for $4.5 million in future funding.

SPORTS

The Razorback Foundation received $500,000 from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation of Fayetteville.

OTHER

The Arkansas Aviation Historical Society received a $348,420 challenge grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Trust.

The Peel House Foundation in Bentonville received $315,000 from the Walton Family Foundation.

Arkansas Audubon Society received $300,000 from the Winthrop Rockefeller Trust.

CORPORATE GIFTS

IBM gave the University of Arkansas $25.5 million in computer hardware and software for students in the Walton College of Business.

The Wal-Mart Foundation gave Washington Regional Medical Center $2 million to support the hospital's new electronic medical records system and $1 million to help Children's House in Springdale build a new facility.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sam's Club Stores gave the University of Arkansas $1.5 million to help researchers find ways for business to be more environmentally friendly.

Microsoft Corp. gave Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas a $250,000 gift toward a planned new hospital campus.

The Bank of Fayetteville gave $100,000 to Washington Regional Medical Center to help with the hospital's capital campaign.

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