Aspire Arkansas Report, 2nd Edition

Better information leads to better solutions. That's why Arkansas Community Foundation has commissioned research from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to produce Aspire Arkansas. This report presents county-by-county data on measures of community well-being, from economics and education to health and community engagement. 

At Arkansas Community Foundation, we're in the business of providing resources to make charitable giving in our state more effective. We consider Aspire Arkansas one of the most important tools in our toolkit. The report is both a yardstick to measure where our state currently stands and a compass to help you and your neighbors determine where we should go. Equipped with this tool, we hope you'll have the information you need to begin to identify the local needs you will address with your time, talent and treasure. 

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Click this link to be redirected to the online version of the report. Then, choose the "Share" link at the bottom of the page, and then the "Download" link under the Share menu. 

Aspire Actions: A Companion to Aspire Arkansas

When we released the second edition of Aspire Arkansas, we wanted to learn more about which of the issues tracked in the report had the greatest impact on poverty in Arkansas and how individuals and small organizations can make the greatest impact on these issues.

We commissioned a companion piece entitled Aspire Actions: Taking Action to Address Poverty and Make Arkansas a Land of Opportunity for All. 

Aspire Actions takes a look at three key drivers of poverty in Arkansas and proposes practical solutions for everyday philanthropists who want to make a difference on these issues.


Learn More about Charitable Needs in Arkansas

We're always learning about the issues facing Arkansas and the best ways for everyday philanthropists to make a difference. Check out these additional publications to learn more. 

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