To support the mission of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC);
To help assure the future of high quality hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities in Arkansas;
To develop, promote and participate in AGFC conservation education programs for educators, students and all other Arkansans; and
To acquire and provide financial support for properties and facilities for conservation education programs, wildlife habitat, and land for game and fish management programs through gifts, donations, bequests, and grants.
Become a Member
An essential part of ensuring a healthy wildlife population involves people. The Foundation's Annual Membership Fund is designed to form a partnership that establishes leadership in the conservation of Arkansas's natural resources. We need your help! The Annual Fund is an excellent way to show your support for the future of fish and wildlife resources of Arkansas. We invite you to join the Foundation. Help us make a difference and a positive impact - be that fan that sparks the flame for the future generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
Leaving a Legacy Program
Flexible by design, the Leaving a Legacy Program allows for a wide array of giving opportunities that best align a donor's intent and passion to make a significant long term impact on the efforts of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The program is designed to align with AGFC's new strategic plan focusing on the areas of habitat, access, and recreation.
STEVE N. WILSON ENDOWMENT
The longest-tenured Director in the history of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Steve N. Wilson’s influence and leadership laid the groundwork for so many of the agency’s numerous renowned programs and facilities. Credited as the founder of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, Steve recognized the need for non-profit support and helped grow the Foundation into an integral arm of the agency, providing financial support for properties and facilities for conservation education programs. His proudest achievement as director was the 1996 passage of Amendment 75, which collected one-eighth-cent general sales tax to be used in perpetuity for conservation efforts in Arkansas. The amendment’s passage paved the way for the AGFC to be a leader in conservation and conservation education throughout the country. In addition to increased lands for public use, the agency has been able to increase the number of wildlife officers in every county of the state, as well as expand outdoor education through five nature centers, four conservation education centers and many statewide programs such as the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program, the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program and the Fishing in The Natural State Program. Steve passed away in February 2021 and will forever be remembered as a true champion of conservation for Arkansas and beyond.
The Steve N. Wilson Endowment Fund was created in 2021 by Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation President Emeritus Witt Stephens, a longtime friend and colleague of Steve’s. The Endowment will serve as a custom funding mechanism helping the Foundation continue in its mission of supporting the needs of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. To donate, please email Deke Whitbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (501) 831-3382.
STEVE SMITH ENDOWMENT
The Steve Smith Endowment will provide a financial base for the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, giving it the ability to embark on projects, programs, and services bolstering the mission of the Foundation in its goal of supporting the needs of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The Endowment was created by AGFF Board Member Witt Stephens, who announced a challenge gift for the fund, vowing to match every dollar raised up to $150,000! Please click on the link below to make your gift.
Steve Smith served as president of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation for 25 years. During his tenure, Steve guided many foundation projects, including the purchase of the Robinwood addition to Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area, the purchase of a 421-acre tract for Fred Berry Conservation Education Center on Crooked Creek, and the development of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex in Jacksonville. Steve passed away March 22, 2017, at the age of 70. To donate, please email Deke Whitbeck at email@example.com or call at (501) 831-3382.