Big Box Chain Launches State Grantmaking Effort

walmart logoFoundation: Walmart Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 State Giving Program; Funding Focus: Education, workforce, environment, health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving states or regions; Funding: Multiple awards of at least $25,000 each were awarded in the past; Deadlines: May 12 and Aug. 11.

Summary: The program invests in all 50 states and Washington, DC, for programs focusing on low-income populations. Applicants can choose from two funding categories: 1) Hunger Relief; and (2) Community Engagement Giving. Hunger Relief Giving funds go to food pantries, backpack programs and SNAP outreach, while all other types of programs focusing on low-income populations can apply under the Community Engagement Giving category. The May 12 deadline is only for hunger relief applicants, while both types of efforts can apply for the Aug. 11 competition.

State Advisory Councils, made up of local Walmart associates, review all eligible grant applications and make funding recommendations for their state submissions to the foundation.

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