IRS Form 990 PF
Tax Year 2019
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ROSS FOUNDATION

Arkadelphia, AR

Summary

Assets

$98M


Distributions

$3.2M

Contributions

$0

Grant Median

$4.5K

Count

31

Grant Max

$352K

Latest Tax e-Filing

2019

Published by IRS

September 2021

People

# Name Title Hours / Wk Comp ($)
1 Ross Whipple Chairman/Trust. 24 51,258
2 Mary Whipple Sec./Trustee 16 12,000
3 Mary Elizabeth Eldridge Dir./Trustee 28 52,262
4 Mark Karnes Tr/Dir of Ops 40 121,828
5 Clark Tennyson Trustee 16 12,000
6 Peggy Clark Trustee 16 12,000
7 David Hunt Sr. Forester 40 96,414
8 Eric Rhodes Forester 40 69,331
9 Amanda Fenocchi Office Mgr 40 57,483

Charitable Activities

  • $613,751
    The Ross Foundation continued its conservation forestry management program in 2019 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 2019, The Ross Foundation incurred $441,147 in expenses related to salaries and benefits for professional staff directly related to the continuation of its conservation forestry program. Additionally, expenses totaling $172,604 were incurred fo
  • $45,442
    The Ross Foundation's land is available to the public for recreational opportunities. During 2019, 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 2019, The Ross Foundation spent $1,083 on materials and $44,359 in salary and benefits for allocated staff time related to public recreation administration and management activities on The Ross Foundation's property.
  • $13,574
    The Ross Foundation's lands are available for educational and research activities. In 2019, 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 area's local ecology and how those ecological interactions are incorporated into The Ross Foundation's conservation forestry management activities. Also in 2019, The Ross Foundation provided sites for natural history study, native fauna inventory and assessment, and extension outreach with various natural resource agencies and user groups. Additionally, The Ross Foundation assisted researchers with the 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 opera
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Grants filter_list

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Amount ($) Name Purpose Location Year
351,684 Arkadelphia Promise Foundation Scholarship Fund 2019 Arkadelphia, AR 2019
134,497 City of Arkadelphia DeSoto Bluff Pavilion Arkadelphia, AR 2019
125,062 Arkansas Game Fish Foundation Conservation work and support work in Regions 4 & 5 in SW AR Little Rock, AR 2019
38,689 Arkansas Forestry Assoc Education F General support Little Rock, AR 2019
38,689 The Nature Conservancy General support Little Rock, AR 2019
15,000 Arkadelphia Public Schools CONE Foundation and Badger Robotics Team Arkadelphia, AR 2019
15,000 Arkansas Foodbank Network Food credits for pantries in Clark County Little Rock, AR 2019
15,000 Dawson Educational Cooperative Mini-Grant Programs Arkadelphia, AR 2019
15,000 Vera Lloyd Presb Home and Family Se B-100: Be 100% Without Drugsand Transition Services: Traumatized Youth need vision & tools for tomorrow Little Rock, AR 2019
10,250 Ouachita Baptist University Evaluation of Breeding Bird Distributions and Habitat Use Arkadelphia, AR 2019
8,000 Arkansas Community Foundation Arkansas Impact Philanthropy - Census Work Little Rock, AR 2019
7,250 Mid-America Science Museum Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record Earth Hot Springs, AR 2019
7,147 Quapaw Area Council Boy Scouts Amer Matching Grant for Camps and Strengthening Leadership in Clark County Little Rock, AR 2019
7,000 Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Ross Scholars Springdale, AR 2019
5,000 Hot Springs Documentary Film Instit Family Programs at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Hot Springs, AR 2019
4,500 Arkansas Getting Everyone Outside Hot Spring County Courthouse - Christmas Lights Malvern, AR 2019
2,780 Light House Ministries Mini-Split Heating/Cooling Unit for Food Pantry Arkadelphia, AR 2019
2,500 Museum of Discovery Educational Outreach Little Rock, AR 2019
2,000 AR State Council on Economic Educat Connecting Educators to Industry Workshop Little Rock, AR 2019
2,000 Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry Snack Stick Program for Area Schools Little Rock, AR 2019