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Focus on Equity
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.
AIP Equity Statement
AIP envisions a strong, philanthropic sector that collaborates to create a more prosperous Arkansas for all Arkansans. Consistent with our mission and our values, Arkansas Impact Philanthropy affirms that: We believe in equity. In our equitable ...
Arkansas Counts: Complete 2020 U.S. Census Count
Arkansas Counts is a statewide, community-led initiative to ensure an accurate and representative 2020 U.S. Census. Arkansas Counts is supported by Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation, Tyson Foods, Walmart Foundation, and other Arkansas Impact Philanthropy partners. Click here to visit the Arkansas Counts website.
Philanthropic leaders’ clear message: DON’T CUT THE CENSUS SHORT
547 philanthropic leaders have signed a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary with a clear message: Don't cut the census short. Read and share the open letter to learn more.
Making Arkansas Count
The 2020 Census will be the single greatest source of data that American businesses will use to learn about the market, demographics, and growth potential throughout the next decade. The federal funds that each state receives based on our census data influences local,...
Count Arkansas for Educational Opportunity
“Hello, Rep. Hill,” Reyna Marquez says, smiling and shaking the policymaker’s hand. “Can I take a picture with you?” Planning to one day attend law school, she had passed out copies of the U.S. Constitution before Arkansas Rep. French Hill’s speech to meet like-minded...
Why the 2020 Census Matters to Immigrants
After the first Arkansas Counts Complete Count Committee meeting, the Arkansas Impact Philanthropy team asked "Get Out the Count" subcommittee co-chair Mireya Reith, who is also executive director of Arkansas United, to share her reflections on the conversation. What...
Why the 2020 Census Matters
The census matters. But do you know why? Estimates show that that a one percent undercount of Arkansas in 2020 may result in up to $750 million in lost funds over a 10-year period. Watch our video to learn more about why an accurate and representative 2020 U.S. Census...
Early Childhood Education & Development
We commit to ensure all Arkansas children have equitable access to health care and education that maximizes their full potential.
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Our mission is to convene funders to collaborate, influence, and invest for systemic change throughout Arkansas.
Funders COVID-19 Emergency Response Group for Arkansas
On March 17, 2020, funders who invest in Arkansas virtually came together for the first of numerous COVID-19 emergency-response meetings. Participants discussed their individual foundation actions and explored how philanthropic leaders could, together, have a larger...
Not Another Lunch and Learn
As I pulled the plastic wrap off my soggy vegetarian sandwich, my third in as many days, the thought crossed my mind, “What are we getting done here?” Another report-out from a beleaguered nonprofit leader working to address a persistent challenge in Arkansas—maybe it...