2.11.2013

The Walmart Foundation National Giving Program – $250,000+

Application deadline: Applications are by invitation only. A Letter of Inquiry (LOI) may be submitted at any time via the program website. The Walmart Foundation Giving Programs fund nation-wide programs that promote childhood literacy, adult education, and training for English language learners. Organizations must implement programs in multiple sites across the country or have innovative initiatives that are ready for replication nationally.

Service Areas:  Massachusetts

Current Funding Opportunities

The Walmart Foundation funds organizations that address the unmet needs of people in our communities. Organizations that are considered for funding through the Walmart Foundation’s National Giving Program implement programs in multiple sites across the country or have innovative initiatives that are ready for replication nationally. The Walmart Foundation’s areas of focus include Education, Health & Wellness, Environmental Sustainability and Workforce Development / Economic Opportunity.

  • The Walmart Foundation has a particular interest in supporting the following populations: veterans and military families, traditionally underserved groups, the disability community and people impacted by natural disasters.
  • A National Giving Program grant recipient is a program or initiative housed within a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. In addition, the ideal recipient has programs at multiple sites across the country or has the capacity to go to scale.
  • The minimum grant size for this program is $250,000.
  • Applicants must complete an eligibility quiz prior to submitting an online letter of inquiry (LOI). The LOI should briefly outline the program, the unmet need it addresses, the intended outcomes, the constituencies served, and the organization’s capacity to carry out the work. Following review of eligible LOIs, the Walmart Foundation will determine if a full proposal will be invited.
  • A letter of inquiry (LOI) may be submitted at any time. Full proposals are reviewed and final funding decisions are made on an ongoing basis. 

Recent Awards:

  • YouthBuild (Roxbury, MA) received $475,000 to help hundreds of students to earn their GED or high school diploma, develop job skills, and build affordable housing for low-income families in nine communities across the state. The grant of $475,000 to nine YouthBuild programs in Massachusetts is part of a larger grant of $5 million from the Wal-Mart Foundation to YouthBuild programs across the country.
  • Gateway to College (Portland, OR) received $2,542,500 to support the replication of the Gateway to College program for at-risk youth at four community colleges around the country. The program gives students the opportunity to simultaneously accumulate high school and college credits. 

Personal Message

Please note that at present, if you call the 800 number and follow the menu options for a nonprofit, you will not be connected to a person, but will eventually receive a message directing you to visit the website. However, if you ignore the menu options and press 1 (as if you are a Walmart associate) and then 2 – you will be able to speak to a live person. The representatives are very courteous and will answer your question or direct you to a better contact person. The office is open during the week from 8 am – 5 pm Central Standard Time.

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Contact Number: 800-530-9925

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