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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Recent News from Walton Family Foundation


A Delta vision - The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Walton Family Foundation grants are targeted and net positive results more often than ... "Robert's background as a proven leader in community...more

A Delta vision - The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Walton Family Foundation grants are targeted and net positive results more often than not. While Arkansans are familiar with work that has been done...more

Walton Family Foundation Recommends Changes to Solve Northwest Arkansas Housing ...
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

The nonprofit foundation, led by members of the founding family of ... and nonprofits to create an affordable housing strategy for the...more

Northwest Arkansas housing affordability recommendations outlined after new study - KFSM
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Engage partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to create and implement a regional housing affordability...more

Give Blck, a Database That Connects Donors With Black-Led Charities, Names First CEO
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment

Naomi Strongin, acting director of the Center for Designed Philanthropy at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, was promoted to vice president of...more

Ron Clark speaks at McAlester school event; employees get stipends
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Clark told attendees Monday the Ron Clark Academy uses creative strategies to connect with students and motivate them to excel in school and...more

Walton foundation adds $1.4 million in grant funding for cyclocross races in Fayetteville
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

The city's Advertising and Promotion Commission last week approved a grant amendment with the foundation to increase the total funding to $3.7...more

Big education funders Gates, Walton, and Chan Zuckerberg are coming together to seek ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

Three of the biggest names in education philanthropy have teamed up to fund a new organization aimed at dramatically ... Philanthropic efforts to dramatically improve schools at scale do not have a...more

With 'Live in America,' Fusebox produces a festival in Northwest Arkansas
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

... presents a mix of international and local theater, music and dance artists. ... Not a showcase for the expected type of established fine arts or academic ... The festival will be based at The...more

Family of Walmart Founder Creates $1M LGBTQ Fund in Response to Anti-Trans Measures
Foundation: Arkansas Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Walton Family Foundation

The Alice L. Walton Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation have established a $1 million fund for the LGBTQ advocacy group in Walmart's home state of Arkansas. The Arkansas Community Foundation...more



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