Arkansas philanthropy: early childhood wellbeing & beyond
Delta Dental of Arkansas– Funders in Arkansas are working in partnership to have collective impact across the state, including to advance early childhood wellbeing. Learn More
The High Cost of Undercounting
U.S. News & World Report – Arkansas United Executive Director Mireya Reith, integral Arkansas Counts partner, explains the importance of counting immigrants in the 2020 U.S. Census. Learn More
All kids count
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Executive Director Rich Huddleston, integral Arkansas Counts partner, explains the importance of counting all kids, especially children under five, in the 2020 U.S. Census. Learn More
Get counted: State education resources rely on it
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – Hope Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Bobby Hart, integral Arkansas Counts partner, describes how the 2020 U.S. Census affects funding for public education in districts, especially in rural communities. Learn More
Arkansas Groups Focusing On Outreach Ahead Of 2020 Census
KUAR (NPR) – Businesses and nonprofits across Arkansas are working to ensure an accurate count of the state’s population in the 2020 U.S. Census. Representatives from groups raising awareness of the census spoke at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Little Rock. Learn More
Little Rock this Week with Mayor Frank Scott Jr.
FOX 16 – Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. explains the importance of being counted in the U.S. Census, announcements about two City of Little Rock Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events, and how residents can participate in the State of the City address. Learn More
Northwest Arkansas businesses back census efforts
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – The Northwest Arkansas Council announced plans to get the region’s business community more involved in the U.S. Census, building on efforts already underway at Tyson Foods Inc. Learn More
Consistent with our mission and our values, Arkansas Impact Philanthropy affirms that:
We believe in equity.
In our equitable Arkansas, everyone, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, ability, religious affiliation, immigration status, or language is treated justly and fairly by our state’s institutions and systems.
We are committed to systemic change.
We seek to understand the historical roots of inequity, particularly caused by racism, and to address the systems that perpetuate inequity. We use our position, our power, our voices, and our resources to support the creation of more equitable systems that serve and support all Arkansans.
We know that change requires more than words. It requires action. And we are committing now. Arkansas Impact Philanthropy will use the Equity Statement as a framework to guide our priorities and our collective action.