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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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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

Do-it-yourself education is on the rise - The Boston Globe
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

The number of homeschooled children is growing. Will that inspire innovations in traditional schools — or undermine their communal...more

Donations improve how kids learn amid ongoing COVID concerns | Business | kdhnews.com
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Walton Family Foundation

The philanthropic contributions are tiny compared with the $122 ... high school in Philadelphia as an example of how philanthropy can...more

Three from Arkansas added to St. Louis Fed community development advisory panel - Talk ...
Foundation: Community Foundation of Louisville, Walton Family Foundation

Trisha Finnegan, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Community Foundation of Louisville in Louisville, Ky.;; Rory Thomas, president...more

Grants to help study food market options - The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Grants to help study food market options ... with a long list of related organizations and receives funding through the Walton Family...more

School of Art Faculty and Graduate Students Receive Artists 360 Artist Awards - UARK News
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

The Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, has announced the 2021 artists receiving project and student grant...more

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