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

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from Walton Family Foundation

Ask a Governor: Here Are the Questions Student Advocates Would Put to Key State Leaders at ...
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Several such programs have been launched by nonprofit charter management organizations (including Aspire, MATCH, Success, and Uncommon) and others by nonprofit start-ups (including Relay Graduate...more

Inside Player: Behind a Unique Effort to Transform a Big Urban School District
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

The L.A.-based philanthropist Eli Broad has backed charter schools for the last decade through philanthropy and political donations. His work has helped make L.A. a center of the charter movement....more

Montessori Schools Are Doing It Their Way
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Grant and Juliana are different ages, progressing at different levels, but they occupy the same classroom with the same teacher and will do so until Juliana ... After completing lessons in math and...more

Evan Stone: DeVos Must Listen to Teachers And Support Students, Not Suspend Them
Foundation: Gates Foundation, California Community Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Walton Family Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Disclosure: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the California Community Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the...more

Effort to explore art space opportunities in Northwest Arkansas
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation has partnered with national nonprofit group Artspace on a $400,000 grant to develop space for artists and creatives to live, work, exhibit and perform. Artspace will lead...more

Reforesting the Delta
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Instead, we're listening to James Cummins, executive director of Wildlife Mississippi, as he points out spots in the adjoining wetlands where his organization has used Walton Family Foundation grants...more

Empowering the Delta
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Packard Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

In June 2016, Peterson was named executive director of the Walton Family Foundation, the Bentonville-based charitable powerhouse that awards grants totaling almost $400 million annually. On this day,...more

Not Just Charter Schools: A Look at a Big Walton K-12 Give Close to Home
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

We've written in the past about what ESSA—which was only signed into law two years ago—might mean for K-12 philanthropy. It's still early to say. But certainly it opens the door for a range of...more

Philanthropy Forecast, 2018: Trends and Issues To Watch
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

The growing prominence of women in philanthropy is an ongoing trend that continued in 2017, e.g. with Priscilla Chan at the helm of CZI, the most important new philanthropic entity to emerge in...more

Battling the Racial Achievement Gap or Just Boosting Charter Schools?
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

As covered in another story today [link to Fighting Back against Dark Money] and ongoing NPQ coverage over the years, there is a significant and well-financed national strategy to privatize public...more

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