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Arvest Foundation awards $370,000 to Little Rock area organizations in 2023

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 19, 2023) – The Arvest Foundation awarded grants totaling $370,000 to 34 organizations in the Little Rock area in 2023. These organizations are working diligently to make a difference, and they represent the best of their communities.

“These organizations spent 2023 serving the Little Rock area and working to create positive changes,” said Ron Witherspoon, President of Arvest Bank in Central Arkansas. “We’re proud to have been able to support them through these Arvest Foundation grants, and we can’t wait to see how they make an impact on their communities in 2024.”

Junior Achievement of Arkansas: Junior Achievement focuses on preparing young people for life through financial literacy, career readiness, entrepreneurship and other essential education programs. The Arvest Foundation’s donation supports Junior Achievement’s mission to educate and inspire Arkansas' young people to value free enterprise. Read more about Junior Achievement of Arkansas at

About the Arvest Foundation

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. Learn more at


To see the list of organizations that Arvest Foundation awarded grants to see PDF.

Media Contacts:

Tonya Villines
JA of Arkansas

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