The Arvest Foundation has funded grants totaling $108,000 to 10 Springdale, Ark.-based organizations over the spring and summer. A full list of recipient organizations can be found below.

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“At Arvest, we believe in making our communities better places to live, work and play,” said Kent Williamson, president for Arvest Bank in Springdale. “Through the Arvest Foundation, we are able to do that by supporting a host of organizations doing work to help and empower those in need. We trust these donations reflect our ongoing commitment to Springdale and the surrounding area.”

The primary purpose of the Arvest Foundation is to support local organizations doing outstanding work to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves. 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 organizations need. The grants to Compassion NWA and Northwest Arkansas Food Bank were joint grants in which Arvest banks in Fayetteville and Benton County participated.

Recent recipients are:


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