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


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

Education after COVID: Teach differently
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Families pay for pods or receive services as employee benefits. Support also comes from state or local tax dollars or nonprofit and...more

Walton Family Foundation establishes fund to support Arkansas LGBTQ organizations
Foundation: Arkansas Community Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

The new $1 million fund, funded by donations from the Alice L. Walton Foundation and Olivia and Tom Walton, will “support organizations working...more

Walton Family Foundation establishes fund to support Arkansas LGBTQ community
Foundation: Arkansas Community Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

The Arkansas Community Foundation will oversee the fund, with support from a grand selection committee that will include leadership...more

Walton Family Foundation grants USD 6.7 million to Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

“The foundation's funding has been critical to help SFP translate retailer commitments on sustainable seafood into tangible improvements in...more

Gates Foundation grants Annenberg Institute $999260
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

The NSSA research aims to strengthen and grow high-impact tutoring programs and opportunities for K-12 students nationwide. This funding will...more

Local foundation helps fund river work, bolstered by $1 million Walton grant
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Besides administering the 4Rivers Fund, the foundation also awards money each year from what Neuhof said is a more flexible community grant pot...more

After a high point in the Obama administration, philanthropies no longer drive education policy
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

In fact, there's no indication the philanthropy played any role at all, and ... That administration helped “align the philanthropic community around...more

Karen Minkel resigns from Walton Family Foundation
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Karen Minkel has resigned from one of Arkansas' most influential philanthropic groups: the Walton Family Foundation. Minkel, formerly...more

Bentonville: Walmart's company town
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

The WFF presents itself as an altruistic, philanthropic charity dedicated to the well-being of the wider Northwest Arkansas (NWA) region. But...more



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