The UCA Foundation, Inc. is a private corporation non-profit existing solely to benefit the University. The forerunner to the foundation, the UCA Endowment and Trust Fund, was created in 1977 as a public charity. In 1981 it became the UCA Foundation, Inc., a non‑profit corporation classified as a public charity.
The UCA Foundation provides a privately funded scholarship program that offers additional educational opportunities to UCA students. Scholarships and awards made possible by private gifts for students attending the University of Central Arkansas vary considerably in dollar value and criteria, reflecting the donor's gift and interests.
In addition to scholarships, the Foundation annually awards grants to faculty for programs that enhance learning opportunities at UCA. These grants, generally in amounts less than $3,000, are intended to encourage creative programs that may serve as "seeds" for future programs and provide for deserving programs and activities. Foundation funds come from the UCA phonathon, direct mail and personal contact with donors.
The purpose of the University of Central Arkansas Foundation, Inc. is to further the goals of the University of Central Arkansas by securing and carefully managing private funds for the support of the University.
The Foundation solicits and manages endowment funds for scholarships, University programs, and other University needs. It also solicits and distributes restricted funds for University programs, buildings, and funds for current operating needs of the Foundation and the University.
Contact Kathy Carroll, Foundation Administrator, at 501-450-5288 or 800-981-4426 for further information.