WRF Grant

Moving the Needle – Rural Community and Economic Development

About the Grant

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) announced its continued support of UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development through a grant for $84,000 for the period of August 1, 2015 through May 31, 2018. This grant is intended to support the Center’s efforts to build the capacity of municipal and nonprofit leaders through regional trainings and place-based technical assistance.

As a part of WRF’s Moving the Needle 2.0 Strategic Plan, the Rural Community and Economic Development Grant will seek to strengthen Arkansas communities by:

  • providing regional trainings on community and economic development issues for rural, municipal, and nonprofit leaders with an emphasis on regional coordination,
  • providing direct training and capacity building to rural Arkansas municipalities,
  • advocating for effective policy solutions in support of rural Arkansas communities,
  • and organizing and deploying graduate and undergraduate level community development scholars to support municipalities and nonprofits.

If your community is in need of assistance, please fill out our Request Assistance form – we want to help you in any way possible.

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About the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

For 40 years, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation has worked to make a difference by helping to build and sustain the organizations that serve and strengthen Arkansas. Through grant making and strategic partnerships, WRF is working even harder to help close the economic and educational gaps that leave too many Arkansas families in persistent poverty. Working together, the needle can and must move from poverty to prosperity for all Arkansans. For more information on the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, go to www.wrfoundation.org.