This past June, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation Board approved a record amount of grants to positively impact Arkansans across the state. The board meeting was held in Forrest City, Arkansas, in conjunction with the Arkansas Black Mayors Association.
THE NEWEST INVESTMENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE AR EQUITY 2025 STRATEGIC DIRECTION INCLUDED:
$1.08M to create the H.E.A.L. (Humanize, Elevate, Advocate, Learn) Narrative Lab which brings together 6 mission-aligned nonprofits to increase their communications capacity to shift perceptions, behavior, and policy reflecting a more equitable Arkansas.
$800K to help strengthen the ability of our nonprofits partners to change the systems that don’t work well for all Arkansans. New partnerships were created with:
$730K to support innovation and learning in Arkansas through:
$945K in operating support for partners critical to making Arkansas a state that works better for all residents:
“We’re proud to be able to make such a significant investment in helping to create the conditions where all Arkansans can thrive and prosper,” said Chris Cardona, WRF Board Chair.
“These grants represent our continued commitment to the legacy of Governor Winthrop Rockefeller and our appreciation for the organizations across the state who are leading the way to a better Arkansas.”