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.

Web Address


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

Schools, Tools, and People: How a Venture Philanthropy Fund Works on K-12
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Dell Foundation, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation , Walton Family Foundation

While venture philanthropy funds were still new in the late 1990s, ... With new philanthropic dollars flowing more heavily in Silicon Valley and...more

It's One of the Biggest Bets in Arts Philanthropy Ever. What's the Verdict?
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Terra Foundation for American Art

(Similar to how the well-endowed J. Paul Getty Trust morphed into a far-ranging "cultural and philanthropic institution," even as it remained best...more

Walton Foundation Gives $20 Million Toward Colorado River Projects
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

"I believe that the Walton Family Foundation funding can be a catalyzing force to develop solutions that may take a much longer time to develop...more

Grants Roundup: $35 Million From Walton Fund Supports Colo. and Miss. River Conservation
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

A fresh round of Walton Family Foundation conservation grants includes money to create a more flexible and efficient water-management system...more

Deputy Director, Strategy and Learning
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

By working with grantees and collaborating with other philanthropic organizations, the foundation is focused on making a positive difference in...more

Green Giant: Where's Walton Been Sending its Environmental Funding?
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

A recent report on ocean conservation philanthropy listed WFF among the top five foundations supporting the cause, together giving more than half...more

With Ocean Ecosystems Facing "Total Annihilation," Where Should Funders Be Focused?
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

When tracking oceans philanthropy, it's easy to be blown away by the volume of private wealth at play coming from some of the largest foundations...more

Walton group: '16 grants tallied $454.4M
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation awarded $454.4 million in grants in 2016, according to an annual report released by the nonprofit earlier this...more

Walton Family Foundation Awards $454.4M in Grants in 2016
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation awarded $454.4 million in grants for K-12 education and environmental programs, regional and special projects...more

What a New Report Says About Charter School Funding
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Earlier this year, Inside Philanthropy spoke with Bruno Manno, Walton's ... expanded educational options, the philanthropic partnership came together ... And, more broadly, philanthropy's role in...more

Grants News from around the Web

Social Entrepreneurship

$100 Million Fund That’s Fostering Detroit’s Minority Startup Entrepreneurs

$100 Million Fund That’s Fostering Detroit’s Minority Startup Entrepreneurs
Justine Sheu didn’t have any plans of becoming an entrepreneur.

Social Services Jobs

  Fundraising & Development Jobs
  Program Director Jobs
  Executive Director Jobs
  Social Services Jobs
  Program Director Jobs

Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2017 Copyright Michael Saunders