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story.lead_photo.caption Sandra Warren accepts a grant check Tuesday for the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund during the Texarkana Community Foundation grant awards at the Texarkana Regional Arts Center in Texarkana, Texas. The foundation presented 50 grants to area organizations. Photo by Hunt Mercier / Texarkana Gazette.

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

Opportunities, Inc.

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.

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