The Degen Foundation

Degen Foundation History

Sparks Hospital c. 1900
Sparks Hospital c. 1900

Arkansas’ first hospital, St. John’s, was founded by the Reverend George F. Degen, who in 1887, collected $500 from local merchants along Garrison Ave to rent a building as a place to care for the injured. We honor Reverend Degen and the efforts of so many to improve health care in our hometown.

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Office Hours & Location

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

7000 Chad Colley Blvd
Fort Smith, AR 72916

THE DEGEN FOUNDATION

“Providing for our region’s health care needs
by investing in practical solutions today
with a vision for tomorrow”

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Foundation Announcements

Happy Summer!

New Scholarship Cycle effective June 2018: New and Renewal Applications will now be taken once a year between Jan 1 and March 31st. See Scholarship Page for more information.

Cycle 1 starts January 1 through March 30th for June Awards.

Cycle 2 starts July 1 through September 30th for December Awards.

Grant Cycles will remain the same.

Please see instructions for Grant and Scholarship applications for either email or hard-copy filing.

apply@thedegenfoundation.org

Please Send All Materials To:

Attn: Executive Director
The Degen Foundation
PO Box 10366
Fort Smith, AR 72917

June 2018 Grant and Scholarship awards will be posted by the end of July.

Dedicated to improving the health care and education needs in the River Valley Region.