Our Mission

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation exists to relentlessly pursue economic, educational, social, ethnic and racial equity for all Arkansans.

Our Vision

WRF affirms the legacy of our founder who envisioned a thriving and prosperous Arkansas that benefits all Arkansans.

Our Values


We believe that everyone throughout Arkansas—especially those whose opinions are rarely sought and considered—should be heard, engaged, and therefore claim their rightful place in discussions to improve Arkansas.


We believe we must ensure everyone has access to the core educational and economic tools needed to thrive in a healthy and prosperous state economy.


We believe in developing and participating in partnerships that allow us to attract the support, expertise and resources of others in the public and private sectors.


We believe in openness and honesty with one another, the state, and Foundation grantees, and we encourage the highest possible standards of conduct and ethics.


We believe in prudence and responsibility in the use of charitable assets to further our mission. We take care of the Foundation’s reputation and standing in the state.


We believe in striving for excellence in everything we do so the Foundation is synonymous with quality and trustworthiness.


We believe in the voices, ideas, and experiences of all Arkansans, the primary source of data and knowledge. We value learning by listening to diverse communities and the lived experiences of our fellow Arkansans.