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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017

Walmart Foundation has a number of grants available. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have identified four core areas of giving: Strengthening Local Communities, Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, and Career Opportunity. See below for more information on national and state grants or follow this link: http://giving.walmart.com/apply-for-grants.

The Community Grant Program awards grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 through every local facility (Walmart Stores, Sam's Clubs, and Logistics Facilities). Applications may be received anytime before the deadline of Dec. 31. Eligible nonprofit organizations must directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding. Organizations applying must meet one of the following criteria:
  • An organization holding a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), (4), (6) or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code. 
  • A recognized government entity: state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes;
  • A K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or
  • A church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large.
The National Giving Program awards grants of $250,000 and above. Nonprofit organizations must operate on a national scope through chapters/ affiliates in many states around the country or through programs that operate regionally/locally but seek funding to replicate program activities nationally.

The State Giving Program awards grants of $25,000 to $200,000. Nonprofit organizations must operate on a regional/ state level or be affiliates/ chapters of larger organizations that operate on the regional/ state level.
The Northwest Arkansas Giving Program awards grants of $10,000 and above. Nonprofit organizations must operate in Benton or Washington Counties of Northwest Arkansas.

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