The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program – $25,000 to $250,000

Application deadline: The State Giving application is currently closed. It will reopen on June 11, 2012. The The Walmart Foundation State Giving Programs awards grants to nonprofit organizations that serve a particular state or region. The Foundation will fund programs which support teachers and promote adolescent literacy, adult education and training for English language learners.

Service Areas:  Massachusetts

Current Funding Opportunities

The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program strives to award grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact within a state or region. Through its Education Initiative and Workforce Development Initiative, the Foundation will support programs to promote adolescent literacy, adult education and training for English language learners. The purpose of the grant is to create opportunities so people can live better.

  • Organizations with a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to request funding. NOTE: Organizations must be listed in the most current IRS 50 State Master File at the time the grant request is submitted.
  • In order to be eligible, nonprofit organizations must operate on a regional/state level or be affiliates/chapters of larger organizations that operate on the regional/state level.
  • The Walmart Foundation has a particular interest in supporting the following populations: veterans and military families, traditionally underserved groups, individuals with disabilities and people impacted by natural disasters.
  • The State Giving Program awards grants starting at $25,000
  • Applicants must complete an eligibility quiz prior to submitting an online application. Applications submitted prior to the deadline will be reviewed and returned – reviewed applications can then be resubmitted with the corrections if it is before the application deadline.
  • The State Giving Program is accepting applications starting January 2, 2012 through March 2, 2012. 

Recent Awards: 

  • Broward Partnership for the Homeless (Fort Lauderdale, FL) awarded $40,000 to help the organization’s Workforce Development Center offer vocational assistance, training, education, and job coaching and placement for the homeless.
  • Erie Family Health Center (Chicago, IL) awarded $25,000 to Assist with Healthy Women Pre-Diabetes Program. 

Personal Message

Please note that at present, if you dial 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. This may change once the application period opens on June 11th. 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.

Contact Number: 800-530-9925