The mission of the Center is to explore the concept of philanthropy as the kind of giving and sharing from within that is characteristic of positive change and long-lasting development in impoverished communities.
The Center on Community Philanthropy is a groundbreaking venture focusing its teaching, research and policy-analysis exclusively on the emerging field of sharing and giving in a community context. Although the center is part of a growing number of university-based programs focused on civic engagement and volunteerism, it is unique in its mission to study philanthropic concepts and acts emerging from within communities.
Grounded in and committed to building on the strengths, gifts and talents of the American South, the center is a place of learning about philanthropy in a way that will be understood and practiced by a new wave of donors, foundation board and staff members, community leaders and policy decision-makers.
The creation of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service provided the opportunity to establish the Center on Community Philanthropy because of the school’s mission to train leaders for public service, a unique vision apart from traditional schools of public policy and public affairs.
Click here to check out the center’s Facebook page. For more information, contact the Center on Community Philanthropy offices at the Clinton School at 501-683-5656.