Walmart Foundation: Community Grants ProgramDeadline: December 31, 2016
Walmart Community grants are awarded through Walmart Stores, Sam’s Clubs, and Logistics facilities. Grantmaking is focused on four core areas of support:
- Women’s Economic Empowerment: The Foundation supports women through job training, career advancement, and educational programs.
- Hunger Relief/Healthy Eating: The Foundation’s support includes nutrition literacy and breakfast in the classroom.
- Sustainability: The Foundation works with farmers and suppliers and collaborates with organizations to ensure that more people have access to affordable, nutritious, sustainably-grown food. It also includes providing meals to those in need and helping people receive nutrition education.
- Opportunity: The Foundation supports initiatives that create opportunities for the general population, especially women, veterans, and small business owners. This has included support for programs that provide training, education, and career pathways for U.S. retail workers, supporting U.S. manufacturing through the U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund, and through helping veterans prepare for civilian lives through job training, transition support, and education.
Amount: Grants range from $250-$2,500.
Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations; recognized government entities (e.g., state, county, or city agency) that are requesting funds for public purposes; K-12 public or private schools; charter schools, community/junior colleges; state/private colleges or universities; and churches or other faith-based organizations with a project that benefits the community at large. Proposed programs must benefit communities within the service area of a Walmart store, Sam’s Club, or Logistics facility from which funds are being requested.