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


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

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



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