TEXARKANA—The Texarkana Area Community Foundation gave away 50 grants for a total of $92,152 at its annual grant reception Tuesday night at the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council.
Of that total, $11,350 came from the Andrew G. and Sarah S. Goesl Endowment.
"Smart giving promotes philanthropy" is the foundation's motto.
Texarkana Area Community Foundation is one of 28 affiliate offices of the Arkansas Community Foundation.
Ken Cox has been executive director of Texarkana Community Foundation for seven years.
"I love that we have a lot of nonprofits we can help. The more the merrier. The needs of our area are very, very diverse," Cox said.
Grants range from about $500 to $3,000.
Organizations receiving grants include:
First Choice Pregnancy Resource Center
The Alzheimer's Alliance, Tri-State Area
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Arkansas Chapter
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
The Ark-Tex Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Bowie County Child Protective Services
Bowie County Dive Team
Boy Scouts of America
Challenged Outdoorsmen of America
City of Texarkana
Community Alternative Prevention Program
Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc.
For the Sake of One
Friends of Texarkana Parks
Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas
Habitat for Humanity
Harvest Regional Food Bank
Hope in Action, Inc.
Hospice of Texarkana
Housing Opportunities Addition, Inc.
Howard County Historical Society
The Jamison's Center of Kindness, Inc.
The Junior League of Texarkana
Texarkana College, KTXK-FM Texarkana Public Radio
The Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller Counties, Inc.
Little River County Alumni Association
Little River County Historical Society
Main Street Texarkana
Mission Texarkana, Inc.
New Boston Education Foundation
Northeast Texas CASA
Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation
Rainbow of Challenges, Inc.
Randy Sam's Outreach Shelter
Rock Solid Resource Center
Rosehill Neighborhood Association
Runnin' WJ Ranch Therapeutic Center, Inc.
The Shreveport Opera
Southwest Arkansas Arts Council
Special Olympics Arkansas
Stuff a Bus of a United Way of Greater Texarkana
Telford Prison Ministries, Inc
Texarkana Area Crimestoppers
Texarkana Historical Society and Museum
Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council Arts Integration
Texarkana Resources for the Disabled
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club
Texarkana Symphony Orchestra
Texarkana Volunteer Services, HandsOn Texarkana
The Call in Arkansas
United Way of Greater Texarkana
Other gifts from the Andrew G. and Sarah S. Goesl Endowment include:
Angel Fund Foundation
Ozark Mission Project
Partnership for the Pathway General Support
The Salvation Army
Texarkana Animal League, general support.
Texarkana Area Community Foundation, Operating Endowment.