IRS Form 990 PF
Tax Year 2018
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December 2019


# Name Title Hours / Wk Comp ($)
1 Ross Whipple Chairman/Trust. 8 50,583
2 Mary Whipple Sec./Trustee 2 12,000
3 Mary Elizabeth Eldridge Dir./Trustee 15 51,572
4 Mark Karnes Tr/Dir of Ops 40 120,328
5 Clark Tennyson Trustee 2 12,000
6 Peggy Clark Trustee 2 12,000
7 David Hunt Sr. Forester 40 94,914
8 Eric Rhodes Forester 40 66,831
9 Amanda Fenocchi Office Mgr 40 56,483

Charitable Activities

  • $666,728
    The Ross Foundation continued its conservation forestry management program in 2018 by incorporating diverse management techniques which included natural stand management, plantation stand management, hardwood management systems, and unique plant and habitat area management. Conservation forestry objectives are centered on the incorporation of these various management components resulting in stand diversity, plant diversity, and habitat diversity throughout all lands owned and managed by The Ross Foundation as charitable assets. To accomplish its mission, The Ross Foundation employs a full-time staff of professional foresters, biologists, and technicians to design, implement, and monitor a comprehensive conservation forestry management program.In 2018, The Ross Foundation incurred $421,042 in expenses related to salaries and benefits for professional staff directly related to the continuation of its conservation forestry program. Additionally, expenses totaling $245,686 were incurred fo
  • $44,432
    The Ross Foundations land is available to the public for recreational opportunities. During 2018, recreational users enjoyed various pursuits including hunting, fishing, day hiking, camping, horseback riding, picnicking, mountain bike riding, swimming, backpacking, bird watching, nature study, photography, and walking for aerobic activity. During 2018, The Ross Foundation spent $1,270 on materials and $43,162 in salary and benefits for allocated staff time related to public recreation administration and management activities on The Ross Foundations property.
  • $13,229
    The Ross Foundations lands are available for educational and research activities. In 2018, The Ross Foundation conducted environmental education field trips for Henderson State University ecology students and the Arkansas 4-H Wildlife team to expose them, in an outdoor classroom setting, to the principles of the areas local ecology and how those ecological interactions are incorporated into The Ross Foundations conservation forestry management activities. Also in 2018, The Ross Foundation provided sites for outdoor laboratory study, native fauna inventory and assessment, and extension outreach with various natural resource agencies and user groups. Additionally, The Ross Foundation assisted researchers with University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Forestry in monitoring the effects of the Emerald Ash Borer (an invasive beetle that kills ash trees) on tree species succession in bottomland hardwood stands. The Ross Foundation also assisted in evaluating the progress of an operation logo is an open source project for my friends in the nonprofit community

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Amount ($) Name Purpose Location Year
351,684 Arkadelphia Promise Foundation Scholarship Fund 2018 Arkadelphia, AR 2018
113,620 Arkansas Game Fish Foundation Lease fees and work in Regions 4 & 5 in SW AR Little Rock, AR 2018
38,122 The Nature Conservancy General support Little Rock, AR 2018
38,122 Arkansas Forestry Assoc Education F General support Little Rock, AR 2018
17,005 Group Living Inc 200 Club, training materials, and 2018 Gala Arkadelphia, AR 2018
16,000 Baptist Health Foundation Steak Soiree Fundraiser - Arkadelphia Freezer Truck Little Rock, AR 2018
15,657 Dawson Educational Cooperative Mini-Grant Programs Arkadelphia, AR 2018
15,000 Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety General support Arkadelphia, AR 2018
15,000 Arkansas Foodbank Network Food credits for pantries in Clark County Little Rock, AR 2018
12,000 Arkadelphia Public Schools CONE Foundation, Project Prom, and Badger Robotics Team Arkadelphia, AR 2018
10,000 University of Arkansas Foundation Arkansas School for Math Science and the Arts development space Fayetteville, AR 2018
10,000 Arkansas Hospices Inc Clark County minority outreach North Little Rock, AR 2018
10,000 Arkansas Community Foundation Arkansas Impact Philanthropy Little Rock, AR 2018
7,000 Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Ross Scholars Springdale, AR 2018
6,500 City of Arkadelphia Arkadelphia Fire Department Arkadelphia, AR 2018
6,000 Vera Lloyd Presb Home and Family Se Care for youth in need from Clark and Hot Spring Counties Little Rock, AR 2018
4,200 First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia Generator for disaster relief efforts Arkadelphia, AR 2018
3,000 Hot Springs Documentary Film Instit Family Programs at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Hot Springs, AR 2018
2,000 Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry Snack Stick Program for Area Schools Little Rock, AR 2018
1,500 Junior Auxiliary of Arkadelphia 2018 Angel Tree Arkadelphia, AR 2018