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Walmart Foundation: State Giving Program – Community Engagement and Hunger Relief (Cycle Three)

Deadline: August 11, 2017

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.

The State Giving Program will accept applications within the scope of the following two areas during Cycle Three (see note below about cycles):

  • Community engagement grants support programs that focus on the unmet needs of underserved low-income populations. Examples include: career opportunity, disaster preparedness, education programs, healthcare access, shelters, and other human service programs. Career Opportunity examples include job training programs and placement programs. Special interest is given to programs focused on women and veterans. Disaster Preparedness examples include preparedness equipment (e.g. jaws of life, shelter kits, etc.) and disaster preparedness awareness programs.
  • Hunger relief grants support organizations seeking funding for programs focused on hunger relief. Examples include food pantries, backpack programs, and SNAP outreach.

Amount: Grants range from $25,000-$200,000 and average $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

Note: Applications are accepted during designated periods, or cycles. All states have two application cycles annually. New Mexico is included within Cycles Two and Three. Cycle Two accepted applications from May 8-12, 2017. Cycle Three will accept applications in hunger relief and community engagement between August 7-11, 2017.

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