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Care Foundation Grants $1.2 Million To Local Groups, Events

Posted: April 23, 2014 at 5 a.m.

The Care Foundation is donating $50,000 to a two-day free dental clinic coming to Springdale next month.

By The Numbers

Care Foundation Grants

The Care Foundation announced $1.2 million in grants Tuesday to groups focusing on improving health, educational and quality of life opportunities in Northwest Arkansas.

• $500,000 : The Jones Center, Springdale. General funding for the 220,000-square-foot facility providing affordable recreational, educational and youth programs.

• $255,000: Arkansas Better Chance pre-K programs in Siloam Springs, $80,000; Gravette, $75,000; Huntsville, $60,000; and Decatur, $40,000. Provides preschool to children in families falling under 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

• $220,213: High school graduation student advocate programs at Springdale, $108,000, and Bentonville, $112,213. Programs provide students at risk of dropping out of school with individualized support plans to help them graduate.

• $200,000: Community Clinic. Offers medical services to low-income and uninsured people on a sliding-fee scale based on income. It has medical clinics in Springdale, Rogers and Siloam Springs; dental clinics in Springdale and Rogers; and school-based health centers at Jones Elementary in Springdale and Owl Creek in Fayetteville.

• $50,000: Arkansas State Dental Association’s Arkansas Mission of Mercy. Free dental clinic May 16-17 at Northwest Arkansas Convention Center, Springdale.

• $13,100: Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas. Provides resources to support citizenship, voter registration and access to community services for Hispanic and Latino families.

Source: Community Foundation

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