TRUE Northwest Arkansas, an initiative of the Arkansas Community Foundation, recently announced an investment of $1.03 million to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in Benton and Washington counties.
The grants from the Walmart Foundation and Walton Family Foundation will support 10 organizations serving underrepresented populations in the region.
“All organizations accepted into this initiative have done their part in creating change for the communities they serve,” said Judith Yanez, founding executive director of RootED. “Now, we get to unite and can only imagine the impact.”
TRUE grantees include:
- Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese
- Arkansas United
- Bentonville Islamic Center
- Catholic Charities of Arkansas (in collaboration with the Arkansas Justice Collective)
- Hindu Association of Northwest Arkansas
- Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas
- Northwest Arkansas Equality (in collaboration with the Transgender Equality Network)
- The Urban League of the State of Arkansas.
Together, the organizations serve more than 44,000 Northwest Arkansas residents annually, including African-American, Hindu, Islamic, Latino, LGBT+ and Marshallese communities.
The TRUE Northwest Arkansas initiative was first announced this past August.