The Walmart Foundation (LCC) Facility Giving Program – $250 to $5,000
Application deadline: Online applications are accepted from February until December 1st. Funding decisions are generally made within 90 days of the submission date. The Walmart Foundation (LCC) Facility Level Giving Program supports the efforts of organizations who promote literacy, adult education, and training for English language learners in the local communities where Walmart or Sam’s Clubs stores operate.
Service Areas: Massachusetts
Current Funding Opportunities
- Through the Local Community Contribution program (LCC), facilities are able to support the needs of local communities. Each Walmart, Sam’s Club or Logistics facility has an annual budget allocated by the Walmart Foundation. The purpose of this program is to support local organizations that are important to each facility and and the community it serves.
- Organizations must apply to facilities in their local community only and for programs that directly affect those communities. Multiple funding applications to different facilities are permitted, but the proposed programs must benefit the service area of each facility. Once an organization has received funding from a facility for a program, it is not eligible to reapply until the next fiscal year.
- Organizations meeting one of the following criteria are eligible to apply: Hold a current tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c) (3), (4), (6) or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code; Are a recognized government entity: state, county, and city agency, including law enforcement or a department (including volunteer fire department) that is requesting funds exclusively for public purposes; Are a K-12 public/private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; Are a faith based organization with proposed projects that address and benefit the needs of the community at large.
- The funding minimum is $250. There is no maximum, although grants are generally less than $5,000.
- Applications must be completed in full and submitted online to be considered for funding. Applicants must complete an online eligibility quiz prior to submitting an application
- The online application generally opens in February and applications may be submitted until the first of December.
- Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (Abington, MA) awarded $5,000 to support the development and maintenance of the Abington Community Park
- University Transportation Center (UTC) at Assumption College (Worcester, MA) awarded $5,000 from the West Boylston Wal-Mart to underwrite a project being done by the 6th grade at Worcester’s Quinsigamond School, entitled “The Story Behind the Blackstone.”