Through the State Giving Program, the Walmart Foundation supports organizations with programs that align with our mission to create opportunities so people can live better. The State Giving Program awards grants starting at $25,000 to nonprofit organizations that serve a particular state or region.
State Advisory Councils, made up of local Walmart associates represent each state, including Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The State Advisory Councils determine the needs within each state, review all eligible grant applications and make funding recommendations to the Foundation. Please review the guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs) before applying.
Spring Cycle: April 17
Fall Cycle: September 18
The Wal-Mart Foundation supports programs and initiatives in four main areas of focus:
- 1. Education - Addresses the educational needs of underserved young people ages 12-25. Examples include programs focused on high school success, access and retention of first-generation college students and adolescent literacy.
- 2. Workforce Development / Economic Opportunity - Provides job skill training, counseling and support services for unemployed, underemployed and displaced workers. Examples include career counseling services, financial literacy initiatives and job readiness programs.
- 3. Health and Wellness - Improves access to health care, reduces health care disparities and promotes healthy lifestyles. Examples include food distribution programs, immunization clinics, health education organizations and personal health record technology.
- 4. Environmental Sustainability - Assists in the development or expansion of environmentally sustainable communities. Examples include energy auditing education programs, green job training and retrofitting/green building initiatives.
- Veterans and military families, traditionally underserved groups, individuals with disabilities and people impacted by natural disasters.