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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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PNC Bank and Walton Family Foundation Contribute $100 Million for Public Charter Schools
Foundation: Greater Washington Community Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

Prest has been writing about major gifts, grant making, and executive moves for The Chronicle since...more

U of A's RefleXions Music Series Fall 2022 'Tertulia' Events Continue This Week
Foundation: Changemakers, Walton Family Foundation

Thanks to an Artists 360 Community Activator Grant, a program of the Mid-America Arts Alliance supported by the Walton Family...more

Music Faculty Receive 2022 Artists 360 Awards | University of Arkansas
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, made possible through the support of the Walton Family Foundation, provides grant funding...more

Creative Writing and Translation Alumni and Graduate Student Receive Artists 360 Awards
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, made possible through the support of the Walton Family Foundation provides grant funding...more

Senate Ag's Schultz launches climate-smart, regenerative ag group | TheFencePost.com
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, Simons Foundation

“PACT is launching an ambitious agenda focused on three key drivers of change – policy, markets and innovation – to help support the farmers,...more

Refuge And Connection - The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

A new art program will offer "refuge" to LGTBQIA+ students in Northwest ... For the Fenix Youth Refuge Experience After School Arts...more

Philanthropy Aims To Diversity Teacher Workforce Amid Staffing Shortages
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

"There is an emergency. We all know what the pandemic has done, not just to our schools and communities but to teachers and the ensuing shortage," NewSchools Venture Fund's Katiusca Moreno tells...more

Nonprofits Chosen For TRU Powered By Ideals
Foundation: Arkansas Community Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

"We couldn't be more honored and excited to work with the leaders of these 35 organizations representing missions essential to our region's health and vitality." So says Elecia Smith, executive...more

Institute for Nonprofit News Raised Record $12M in 2021 - Subscription Insider
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, Schwab Charitable

The Institute for Nonprofit News and partners raised a record $12M to support NewsMatch 2021, including $6M in seed money for 2022 &...more



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