Melody Rainwater has been named executive director for North Delta Community Foundation, serving Clay, Randolph and Lawrence Counties. Founded in 2019 as the 29th affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, the goal of North Delta Community Foundation is to continuously evaluate and meet the complex needs of the local community through equitable grantmaking and education.

“Melody has a strong desire to work with others to make a positive impact,” said Heather Larkin, Community Foundation president and CEO. “Her experience as a speaker, team leader and event coordinator with Arkansas State will help our newest affiliate become a moving force for the North Delta community.”

A native of Jonesboro, Rainwater was previously the training and development coordinator at Arkansas State University Human Resources in Jonesboro. She also served as applicant tracking coordinator and HR assistant at the University. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arkansas State in 2015.

“I am delighted to welcome Melody Rainwater into the role of executive director. I know her experience will make her a valuable asset to not only the North Delta Community Foundation, but to the entire region,” said Graycen Bigger, North Delta Community Foundation chair. “I look forward to working with her to support community development and charitable giving in the North Delta area.”

In December of 2020, the affiliate announced $6,100 in Giving Tree Grants for nonprofits benefiting Randolph, Lawrence and Clay Counties. The North Delta Community Foundation currently makes grants through the Giving Tree program annually. The next grant cycle will begin in July 2021. More information about Community Foundation grants and the North Delta

Community Foundation is available at www.arcf.org/northdelta.

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