Restoration and renovation of the Shiloh Meeting House; specifically, the purchase and installation of interior furnishings for both floors of the building, as well as grounds improvements (landscaping, lighting and signage.)
Support for professional services for the design of a realignment of the Razorback Regional Greenway (RRG) crossing Emma Avenue in downtown Springdale and to enhance the public space located south of Emma Avenue along the Greenway and Spring Creek
Support for grantee to produce a pilot Northwest Arkansas Shakespeare Festival in 2018
To support grantee's initiative to create jobs and to launch an arts-driven, community-inclusive revitalization project in downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce
General operations and support for a 10-seat expansion of the community-based youth leadership and development program
Coahoma County School District
To support grantee's initiative to implement Reading Roadmap, a comprehensive learning model designed by the Kansas Department of Education that has shown to improve academic outcomes in schools throughout Kansas, focusing primarily on rural-based schools.
Community Development Corporation of Bentonville Bella Vista
Designs for four auxiliary dwelling unit (ADUs) prototypes for creative workforce housing.
Support for grantee to implement a three-phase after school program that will provide academic remediation and culturally rich experiences aimed at serving at-risk high school students in Coahoma County, MS
Curators of the University of Missouri
Implementation of the eMINTS program in six of thirteen participating Arkansas public school districts (Decatur, Farmington, Pea Ridge, Siloam Springs, and West Fork.)
Support for grantee's core operating expenses and its initiatives to: 1) expand its ability to offer the community both experiences and events, with the intention to broaden reach and increase the diversity of participants; 2) engage community partnerships/memberships with local business and nonprofit organizations; 3) provide a higher level of support and structure for downtown businesses through social media workshops, small group meetings, and 1-on-1 business support as needed; and 4) explore more opportunities to partner with local corporations in executing their recruitment and retention programs.
Support for grantee to work with targeted communities in Northwest Arkansas to build the awareness, appreciation and capacity of artists and individuals involved with public art and place-based developments in the region