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What We Do

Endeavor Foundation is a professionally-staffed grantmaking organization governed by a Board of respected business, civic, and community leaders who live and work in Northwest Arkansas. We are dedicated to strengthening the quality of life for the hundreds of thousands of people who call Northwest Arkansas home. Over the past 15 years, Endeavor has made almost 3,000 grants totaling more than $80 million in support of their vision for the region - healthy people, thriving communities, and a vibrant Northwest Arkansas.

 

An endeavor is “a purposeful or industrious undertaking, especially one that requires effort or boldness.” We love the word because it implies change that is systemic and addresses the big picture. Endeavor puts generosity to work for Northwest Arkansas by making grants that impact the region’s health and wellbeing, education, and community vitality. We also help individuals and families make a difference in their communities through charitable giving.

 

Grantmaking
 

Focus Areas
 

Health and wellbeing.
Endeavor was founded with funds from the sale of two area hospitals, so it’s only natural that the foundation supports the physical and mental health of all residents of Northwest Arkansas. Click here to learn more.

Education.
Endeavor believes every child deserves an equal chance for quality education and supports programs that provide opportunities for all children to succeed in school and in life. Click here to learn more.

Community vitality.
Northwest Arkansas is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Endeavor helps provide access to resources and opportunities that ensure our Northwest Arkansas communities continue to thrive. Click here to learn more.
 

Priorities
 

Endeavor Foundation is looking for projects that meet two or more of the following criteria:  

Systemic change.
Address the root causes of problems rather than the symptoms.

Large-scale impact.

Affect the lives of many across Northwest Arkansas in meaningful ways by working with others.

Social equity.
Ensure the benefits of our region can be enjoyed by everyone, including those with the greatest needs.

Financial viability and sustainability.
Share a viable plan to secure funding to start, finish, and maintain the project.
 

Process
 

Applicants must be invited to formally submit a proposal, but if you have an idea to share or would like more information about our current interests, please contact Endeavor’s program staff at (479) 361-4624. 
 

Charitable Giving
 

Endeavor Foundation can help you with your charitable giving. To learn more about our giving options and how you can set up your own charitable fund, please contact Endeavor’s development staff at (479) 361-4624.