We could not accomplish our financial goals without the involvement and support of our global donors, like yourself. With your generous support, we are beyond honored to retain and preserve this important cultural and historic site. Donated to the Philanthropy Alliance Foundation, the land (approximately 30 acres) and this significant structure was originally owned by our Founder's lineage, Isaac and Cynthia Canady, her great grandparents. As we consider the challenges they must have faced as African Americans migrating from South Carolina in the mid to late 1800s, we feel privileged to be on these hollowed grounds, and are thrilled to restore this building for the furtherance of our planned empowerment initiatives that will serve the entire community.
The refurbished Heritage House will be an ideal facility for: 1) the dining hall for future youth camps 2) a space for community events 3) a comfortable environment for after school tutoring 4) an ideal cultural space for art classes, while also serving as a rental space for private events and more, that will help generate additional revenue for the continuation of our programs.
Last summer we received a donation of two mobile homes (one is pictured). But, after our contractor assessed their conditions, neither was salvageable, and he recommended we start fresh with two new buildings.
This is what we are needing. The cabins are 16 x 40 feet, and can hold approximately 10 bunk beds, allowing 20 campers per bunk house. The estimated cost of each unit is $18K plus inside construction at $10K ($28K/building).
Booker T. Washington
Your generous contributions will help to maintain our current programs, while advancing the development of our future initiatives here on the Philanthropy Alliance Foundation's scenic acreage. In addition, in collaboration with our Sister City Collaborations, we'll impact lives both nationally and internationally.
Our Women's Retreats will focus on bringing women to the wild that otherwise would not have the opportunity, i.e., low-income women, domestic violence shelters and more!
As a serene place to relax and rejuvenate, the ranch will serve as an ideal place for creative writing retreats!
As a former YMCA Director, our founder knows the power of exposing low-income youth to nature. With your help, more disenfranchised youth will get to experience camp!
Your Support will help to expand the Free-range Petting Zoo to create memorable experiences for participating youth campers, and other visiting guests, as we further develop needed community programs in The Barnyard.
We are so excited to welcome our new goats. Our girls are named after two Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T) female athletes, Tennis Great, Serena Williams, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Simone Biles. As you'll see, they are quickly adjusted to the rest of the Barnyard Crew.
It would be so wonderful if we as humans could take note from animals. We are truly grateful that all our Barnyard Crew can live cohesively together. They all are ready now, for the many guests and young campers that will be visiting THE BARNYARD.
Held to expose and advance the aspirations and sustainability efforts of homegrown small businesses and entrepreneurs, including home-based enterprises.
Our Founder facilitated the ceremonial sign dedication for the bridge and waterway, named after one of the initial African American families (Canady), that migrated to the area from North Carolina
Founder, Sherita Herring served on the Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) Board of Directors. CAFTA promotes local artistic endeavors and connects the community through ArtsFest and the annual Arts Awards. Conway, AR Mayor, Bart Castleberry, is also pictured (back row).
philanthropy alliance was founded in 1995 by a group of community members who recognized the need for a local organization dedicated to helping homeless individuals. Since then, we have grown into a thriving nonprofit, serving hundreds of individuals each year.
We are proud to partner with a variety of local organizations to provide the best possible support to our clients. From food banks to healthcare providers, our partners help us extend our reach and impact in the community.
We featured the amazing TOWNSEND (a local entertainer in Conway, AR), for a community concert.
Sherita hosted a 1-day workshop at National Park College with small business owners, farmers, clergy, teachers, childcare directors and others in attendance.
In the video, we graduated YVI students. Our YVI program has been empowering youth since June 2021, in collaboration with the Wells International Foundation. With guest veterinarians across the globe, we've offered educational virtual forums to expose youth (ages 9-17) to veterinary careers.
In August 2023 we were scheduled to host a YVI summer camp in The Barnyard, with youth from across the nation. Because we hadn't raised the necessary funds to complete the camp, our goal is to host a minimum of 40 youth in August 2024. See the recorded YVI sessions with veterinarians HERE.
At Philanthropy Alliance, we strive to bring people together
and create a sense of belonging and connection. We are a nonprofit organization (tax-exemption pending), operating under the fiscal sponsorship of the
Rufus C. and Leola Goff Family Foundation.