THANK YOU for Giving during ArkansasGives!


April 7 was a HUGE day for nonprofits and donors alike in Arkansas thanks to ArkansasGives, a statewide day of giving organized in partnership by the Arkansas Community Foundation and the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance. The results are in, and semi-final numbers show that in just 12 hours, 14,882 donors gave a total of $4,077,884 to participating Arkansas nonprofits!

The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches were among the nearly 600 participating nonprofit organizations in Thursday’s ArkansasGives and by the end of the day had raised $25,862 from 110 donors! According to ArkansasGives’ website, the Ranches raised more gifts and more total dollars than any other organization in the North East Region of the state.

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“I think the success of ASYR’s ArkansasGives campaign is thanks in part to a generous $5,000 matching gift from the Morris Foundation, which encouraged early gifts by showing our donors that they could double the impact of their support with a gift,” said ASYR Chief Development Officer Matt Cleveland. “That along with the sheer number of Ranch supporters who responded by opening their hearts and sharing their gifts helped the Ranches pull ahead in both categories for our region.”

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we felt during ‪‎ArkansasGives‬,” said ASYR CEO Nancy Weaver. “From supporters who have been behind us for years offering matching support to individuals who are discovering the good work of the Ranches for the first time through ArkansasGives, thank you! Your gift allows the Ranches to meet the needs of some of Arkansas’s most deserving boys and girls, and we could not do this good work without you!”

“Arkansas consistently ranks in the top 5 to 10 states in per-capita giving,” Cleveland said. “ArkansasGives is another great example our state’s generosity. When Arkansans come together and are well organized and inspired by vision to do good work, we can impact our state in a big way!”

The Ranches wish to thank everyone who took part in ArkansasGives by making a gift and helping spread the word about the Ranches. We also thank the Morris Foundation and the Ross Foundation for their matching gifts that encouraged participation and multiplying the impact of giving on this special day. We also thank the Arkansas Community Foundation and the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance for their leadership in organizing this event so well for the second year. The Ranches are more than 90% privately funded through donations, so days like ArkansasGives are such great opportunities for the Ranches to rally its supporters behind a giving opportunity that feels great to be a part of.

MANY THANKS from all of us at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches!

ArkansasGives is TODAY and we need YOUR help!

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ArkansasGives is TODAY, and we need YOUR help! Today only: the Morris Foundation is matching dollar-for-dollar every donation made to the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches through ArkansasGives up to $5,000. And the Ross Foundation will also match the first $500!

_MG_6362That means the first $500 donated actually equals $1,500! That’s a month’s worth of food for two of our houses!

And after that, every $25 = $50…or a monthly allowance for two children to learn financial responsibility. Every $150 = $300…or school supplies for six children who are succeeding in school for the first time. And every $1,000 = $2,000…or fuel to transport children to visit family members in other parts of the state.

That is HUGE when you’re raising 35 children!

But we can’t do it without:

  1. YOU
  2. making a gift through the ArkansasGives website
  3. via credit card
  4. TODAY only between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm

Together, we can grow the love and meet a HUGE need, providing homes for Arkansas boys and girls.



There’s no better time than ArkansasGives to make a gift to the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. In fact, your gift today more than doubles because even after it’s matched, it helps the Ranches earn bonus dollars from a $400,000 bonus pool provided by the Arkansas Community Foundation. The more we raise, the more bonus dollars we receive! Not to mention, your gifts also help the Ranches compete for additional cash prizes throughout the day!

As always, your gift to the Ranches allows us to care for Arkansas boys and girls who simply need a safe, loving place to call home. For 40 years, we’ve been home to more than 1,300 deserving children. The Ranches are more than 90% funded through donations, so your gift today through ArkansasGives is the best opportunity all year for you to make the big impact on the life of a child.

For assistance making your gift today during ArkansasGives, contact Matt Cleveland at 501-940-3440 or email Click here to give now!

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