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Walmart Foundation: State Giving Program

Deadline: September 2, 2016

Through the State Giving Program, the Walmart Foundation awards grants at the state and regional levels to support unmet needs not directly addressed by other Walmart Foundation programs. To help facilitate this process, the Foundation has created State Giving Advisory Councils, made up of Walmart store associates, for every state. The Advisory Councils determine the needs within their state, review all eligible state specific grant applications and make funding recommendations to the Foundation. Grantmaking is focused on three core areas of support:

  • Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating; examples include food pantries, backpack programs, nutrition education programming, cooking and food skills training, and SNAP outreach.
  • Career Opportunity; examples include job training programs and placement programs. Special interest is given to programs focused on women and veteran programs.
  • Disaster Preparedness; examples include preparedness equipment (e.g. jaws of life, shelter kits, etc.) and disaster preparedness awareness programs.

Organizations seeking funding for programs outside of those listed and whose programs focus on the unmet needs of underserved low-income populations may also apply during this cycle. These include education programs, healthcare access, shelters, and other human service programs.

Amount: $25,000-$200,000 with the average size being $40,000.

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations. Giving is on a national basis in areas of company operations.

Link: http://corporate.walmart.com/_foundation_/apply-for-grants/state-giving-program

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