Every gift counts, no matter the amount, and they are 100% tax deductible.

ACCESS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which relies on the support of individuals, corporations and foundations to help meet the operational needs that allow us to open our doors every day in order to serve our families. We encourage you to become a partner in our mission.  Your investments in ACCESS have a powerful impact on the experiences of every individual that walks through our doors.


Annual Giving

The Annual Giving Campaign provides funding that helps to sustain our high level of education and quality programming. We rely on the generosity of supporters like you. Participation from our community, including parents and staff, is the key to success. Every gift counts, no matter the amount, and they are 100% tax deductible.

 Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partnerships include in-kind donations, event sponsorships and matching gifts.

Matching Gifts: Corporate matching gift programs help employees maximize their philanthropic giving by matching charitable contributions made by their employees. Please consult your company’s Human Resources department for a matching gift form or contact the ACCESS Development Team for assistance. 

Tuition Assistance 

Roughly one-fourth of our Academy enrollment requires tuition assistance to receive the services they need to reach their highest potential.  It is important that families are able to accept responsibility and pay for a portion of their tuition; therefore, not one family receives 100% tuition assistance.

Raising tuition assistance funds each year is one of our greatest ongoing needs. Gifts to the tuition assistance fund are a direct investment into the life of a student that needs financial assistance to continue to receive services at ACCESS.

 Endowment Fund

You can help ensure ACCESS serves our community for generations to come with a contribution to the ACCESS Endowment Fund.  This fund ensures long-term financial benefits designed to sustain our organization.

Unlike Annual Giving that supports daily operations, the ACCESS Endowment Fund supports the fiscal health of our overall organization.  Only the interest earned on the invested funds are used to support critical capital improvements to our facilities.

Donors to the fund are recognized with permanent signage on the ACCESS Endowment Tree, prominently displayed in the ACCESS lobby. All giving levels include the opportunity to honor patrons, friends and family with an inscription.





Whether it’s participating in classroom activities, serving on special event committees, assisting in the library or helping in our on-site retail businesses, ACCESS Gardens and ACCESS Ceramics, we invite you to participate in the many volunteer opportunities available.  

Get involved today and become part of our ACCESS family! Contact Laura Wyerick, Annual Programs Coordinator, at 501.217.8600.

Using your gifts to serve ACCESS is another way for you to invest in our success.  

ACCESS in Action

ACCESS in Action is a group of engaging young professionals who are eager to serve as ambassadors for the mission of ACCESS. Each year, they host Bingo Bash to help raise scholarship funds for families in need.

To join this innovative team, please contact Laura Collins Wyerick, Annual Programs Coordinator at 501.217.8600.


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