Walton Family Foundation, Inc. (AR)

The Walton Family Foundation was established in 1962 by Sam and Helen Walton. One of their goals was to increase opportunity and improve the lives of others along the way.

Their guiding principle - to benefit the deserving people and inspiring projects around the world - derives the philanthropic mission of the Walton Family Foundation.

Today, the foundation is focused on sustaining the Walton's timeless small-town values and their deep commitment to making life better for individuals and communities.

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Social Media Links

Facebook - www.facebook.com/waltonfamilyfoundation

Twitter - @waltonfamilyfdn


$1,382,097,632 - 2006-12-31


$378,433,411 - 2009-12-31

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Recent News from Walton Family Foundation

To Create More Diverse Charter Schools, Walton Foundation Kicks In $2 Million
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

The foundation will be distributing the money via grants to people launching new schools aimed at recruiting and serving more mixed-income...more

Beats, brass and blues
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation, Terra Foundation for American Art

... "girl gang" Dazz & Brie & The Emotionalz, a performance of William Grant Still's opera ... Or, go catch acoustic guitarist Andrew York at The Joint, who's here that same...more

Walton Family Foundation Announces Efforts to Increase Number of Mixed Income Public Charter ...
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Additional recent grants from the Foundation will help train the next generation of educators and leaders for mixed income charter schools across...more

DC Principals Develop Leadership Skills in Program
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

The rest is paid for jointly by the Walton Family Foundation, a philanthropic ... organization that works to support DCPS through private...more

At Walton, Individual Family Members Direct a Large and Growing Pot of Funds
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

It's an indicator of just how important family involvement is to this philanthropic giant, and it also raises interesting questions about the future of...more

Innovative Impact Investing in Education
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

Education is a high priority for many grantmakers but opportunities to use impact investing tools are less familiar to many foundation leaders...more

Courthouse Nonprofit Launches Fund to Help Sustain Asian Fisheries
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Courthouse Nonprofit Launches Fund to Help Sustain Asian Fisheries ... A Courthouse-based nonprofit has launched a new investment fund to help ... with the necessary community engagement and...more

Fixing Ohio's promising but now-defunct school innovation fund: John Mullaney and Aaron ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Walton Family Foundation

... private philanthropy, no board would ever approve a grant request without a personal site visit with grantees. Professionals in both the...more

How Impact Investors Help Small Fishermen Stay Afloat
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

8 August 2017 | Last December, a new impact investment fund call the ... a massive surge in impact investing, which has funneled more than $8...more

Impact Investment Fund Marks First Close of $10 million for Sustainable Coastal Fisheries
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

The Meloy Fund I, LP (the “Fund”), a first-of-its-kind impact investment fund dedicated to helping coastal fishers transition to more sustainable...more

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