The Oaklawn Foundation receives continuing funding of between $750,000 and $1 million each year as a result of an agreement that Oaklawn voluntarily made with the city. The Foundation uses the money generated from the Gaming Center to fund programs and scholarships to benefit Garland County students and senior citizens, including the construction of the Center on Aging in association with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. The Oaklawn Senior Health Care Center was established in 2009 as the eighth Center on Aging and is the fulfillment of a promise made in 2005 by the family of Charles Cella, the third-generation owner of Oaklawn. Read the Oaklawn Foundation's report to the community here.
For more information about the Oaklawn Foundation or to apply for a scholarship, click here.
For 2019 scholarship recipients, click here.