Accepting Applications for the 2021 Grant Awards

 The NWA Hispanic Leadership Council and its Giving Circle calls local community organizations to apply for the 2021 Grants, to be awarded later this year.  We are excited to announce we will be increasing the gifts we will give.  The goal for this year is to select three programs addressing either education or entrepreneurship goals in the local communities of Benton and Washington Counties.  The gifts will be $1,000 for the third place; $2,000 for the second place and $4,000 for the first place.

The recipients of the awards will be selected by the voting Giving Circle, who contributed to the NWA Hispanic Leadership Council during the year.  To be considered for the awards, non-profit organizations must complete the application found on by September 30, 2021.  The top candidates may be interviewed by the Giving Circle and awards will be announced in December, 2021.  

Last year, the NWA Hispanic Leadership Council and its Giving Circle awarded  gifts to support the Parents as Teachers Program of Sunshine School and Development Center, the Scholarship Program of the Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas and the Read for LIFE program of the Northwest Arkansas Community College. Those gifts were made possible thanks to the generous contribution of people who chose to join the Giving Circle and support our local hispanic community.

The NWA HLC is a non-profit community group organized by professional Hispanic leaders in NWA in 2017. The group is uniquely positioned to fulfill its mission because of the diverse background and expertise of its members, covering various disciplines including business, education, communications, community service and philanthropy; its ties to large and small business organizations; and its collaboration with reputable educational institutions of the area. NWA HLC will continue growing by promoting outreach and philanthropy in our community. We implemented the first Latino Giving Circle in NWA and a standalone not-for-profit organization in 2018.  In 2019, we launched the Latinx on the Rise Mentoring Program, matching college students with mentors.

For more information about the NWA Hispanic Leadership Council, visit To join our Giving Circle, contribute through our fundraising page.  For inquiries, please email


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