Our principal goals are to fund:

(1) Significant educational programs in contemporary craft and visual arts (unsolicited performing arts or exhibition proposals are not typically considered);

(2) K-12 and higher educational institutions for the development and support of the arts, scholarships, and effective instructional programs;

(3) Programs for disadvantaged children in Arkansas;

(4) Other such programs as the Board may direct, in their discretion, which serve the established charitable purposes of the Foundation.

The Board prefers program support over capital funds. No grants are made for undesignated annual fund gifts, debt retirement, group travel for performance or competition, completed projects, private religious schools, unsolicited projects outside the United States, or to individuals.  The foundation only awards grants to non-profit organizations. The Board prefers projects of its own initiative, rather than funding unsolicited grants. Matching fund requests are considered favorably.

While the foundation will consider multi-year grant support, the project should not solely rely upon Windgate grants for continuation. The project should either conclude at the end of the grant period or show a reasonable plan for moving to self-sufficiency. The Board also looks to other funding sources to meet community-based needs in Northwest Arkansas.  

OUR HOUSE children's center, LITTLE ROCK, AR

Supporting contemporary craft and visual arts

​Art ​​​​Education

Penland school of crafts, residency program

Louisiana A+ Schools Program

 Supporting Disadvantaged Children in Arkansas

OUR HOUSE, Little Rock

Craft & Visual Arts Programs