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

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

Fast-growing initiative gets financial boost
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation, Noble Foundation

The National Corn Growers Association-led initiative received more good news this month when the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research announced a $9.4 million grant to SHP, the Soil Health...more

Deputy Director of Operations
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

During 2018, the foundation plans to invest over $500 million in domestic and international projects that address significant social and environmental issues. The foundation continues to implement...more

Arts district aims to bring connections
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Arts district aims to bring connections ... An outdoor amphitheater could go in the woods, which would flow seamlessly into the courtyard of the library's expansion, the city said in a grant...more

Park key in Springdale master plan
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

A large tree stands Thursday in Luther George Grove Street Park in downtown Springdale. The city received a $642,638 grant from the Walton Family Foundation meant to begin implementation of the...more

Walton Family grant to plan Bentonville downtown parks connection
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Editor's note: This is the second in a four-part series on plans made by the 2017 recipients grants from the Walton Family Foundation's Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program. BENTONVILLE --...more

Society is Disintegrating. Can This Arts Grant Help Save Us?
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

That's the provocative question raised by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's grant of $750,000 to the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). The grant will establish a Center for Empathy and the Visual...more

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