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

8 Nonprofits Get $200K Grants From Walton Family Foundation
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Eight Little Rock nonprofits will receive $200,000 apiece from the Walton Family Foundation's inaugural Community Support Grant...more

Walton Family Foundation launches #SchoolsIN Campaign
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

It's a national campaign inviting families, students, and educators to share their creative, surprising, and life's all-too-real moments that happen...more

Turns out the richest Illinoisan is not Ken Griffin
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

... lists a Peace Corps stint, a White House fellowship and positions at McKinsey and JPMorgan Chase, where he was "head of global...more

4 Austin arts workers on how they push through a pandemic
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Some of the shows planned for UT's theater, dance and music training programs have been canceled — his group does not build the scenery for...more

Embracing a Values-Based Approach to Philanthropy
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

We are living through an uncertain and difficult time, when it sometimes seems that life as we once knew it may never return. Amid the...more

Center of Innovation planned in former high school library
Foundation: Daniels Fund, El Pomar Foundation, Gill Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

Center of Innovation planned in former high school library. AddThis ... social and emotional balance, perseverance and effective...more

Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

... to address human impact on the natural environment and the disproportionate ... She has established a foundation focused on climate justice – “a centre for ... She is known for leading...more

How education philanthropy is beginning to respond to the coronavirus
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Stuart Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

(Grantmakers for Education has compiled a lengthy list of philanthropic responses to COVID-19.) The Broad Foundation says that it has issued grants...more

$20M Walton Family Foundation grant to help complete Delta Heritage Trail in east Arkansas
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

A $20 million matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation will help Arkansas complete the Delta Heritage Trail over the next five years,...more

Walton Family Foundation gives $20 million to complete 84-mile trail in Arkansas Delta
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

30) the Walton Family Foundation awarded Arkansas State Parks with a $20 million matching grant to complete the Delta Heritage Trail over the...more

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