Local community grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S. Local Community grants range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $5,000. Organizations may submit a total number of 25 applications and/or receive up to 25 grants within the 2019 grant cycle.
The Walmart Foundation focuses its philanthropic support across three areas:
- Creating opportunity across the retail and related sectors by increasing mobility and removing barriers within the supply chain
- Enhancing sustainability of supply chains through social and environmental efforts
- Strengthening community by leveraging the business, our associates and other resources to build cohesion and resiliency.
Organizations applying must meet one of following criteria:
- An organization holding a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed on the IRS Master File and conducting activities within the United States (excluding nationally sponsored organizations, such as American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Children’s Miracle Network and United Way)
- A recognized government entity: state, county or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes
- A K-12 public or nonprofit private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large, such as food pantries, soup kitchens and clothing closets.
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