The Arvest Foundation recently announced it has funded grants totaling $28,000 to nine Marion County-based organizations this year. A full list of recipient organizations can be found below.

“Helping build strong communities is what the Arvest Foundation is all about and we are thrilled to have been able to make these donations on its behalf,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO for Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “These donations provide critical resources to many groups right here in our backyard, organizations that are working hard to provide support and assistance for many of our neighbors. Our hope is that these donations represent the Arvest Foundation’s commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities that we serve.”

Through its grant program, the Arvest Foundation helps worthwhile charitable activities in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Grants are based on recommendations from local Arvest leadership and the use of these grants varies depending on the organization’s need.

Recent recipients in Marion County are:

  • Marion County Sheriff’s Office
  • Marion County Senior Activity & Wellness Center Meals on Wheels program
  • Fairview Volunteer Fire Department
  • Hope for Horses Equine Rescue
  • Yellville-Summit High School
  • Yellville Area Food Closet
  • Bruno-Pyatt Schools
  • Flippin Public Schools
  • Have a Heart Pet Shelter