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

Census summit brings stakeholders together

FOX 16 – Stakeholders in Arkansas are coming together to figure out ways to get the most complete census count in the Natural State. 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

Equity Statement

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.


Learn more about how AIP developed and evolved by reviewing key milestones along our journey.



Key initiatives and action to bring commitment and resources to the movement for systemic change throughout Arkansas.