The King Foundation awards grants to agencies that either are located in, or are serving residents of, 32 Arkansas counties (click here for a map). Our service area includes the Delta and South Arkansas. Agencies based outside our service area may be eligible to apply for funding. Please contact the Foundation to discuss your eligibility before submitting a request.
The Foundation awards grants in the following areas: aging population; arts, culture, and history; children and youth; education; indigent; and nonprofit capacity. Please click here for more details about what we fund.
Regardless of the focus area, the Foundation does not fund certain kinds of requests, such as sponsorship of fundraising events. Please click here for more information about what we do not fund.
Types of support
The majority of Foundation funding is for program support, but the Foundation also awards capital support. To research past Foundation grants in Arkansas, click here.
Deadlines and timelines
All letters of inquiry and applications must be submitted electronically by 4:30 p.m. on the deadline. Each submission must be complete as of the deadline.
The Foundation observes a two-year window between grant awards. (As an example, if an agency were funded in the fall 2014 grant cycle, it would be eligible to apply for new funding in the fall 2016 cycle.) There is no waiting period if a request is declined.