Open Applications: Local Community Grants

Wal Mart Foundation

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Next deadline: Jul 15, 2023

Later deadlines: Oct 15, 2023, Dec 31, 2023, Apr 15, 2024, Jul 15, 2024

Grant amount: US $250 - US $5,000

Fields of work: Community Development & Revitalization Economic Services & Development Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Academic Success & Enrichment After School /Summer Educational Programs Tutoring & Mentoring Vocational & Trade Education Waste Management Recycling Environmental Stewardship Preventative Healthcare Human & Social Services Supportive Housing & Shelters Food Access & Hunger Community/Public Safety Recreation Arts / Culture Access & Participation Show all

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit, College / University, Indigenous Group, Elementary / Secondary School, House of Worship (e.g. a church, temple, mosque, etc)

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Walmart’s more than 2 million associates are residents, neighbors, friends and family in thousands of communities around the globe. Walmart works to strengthen these communities through both retail business and community giving, and we support and invest in communities through local giving. The following programs have open application processes with specific deadlines for eligibility and consideration.

Local Community Grants

Each year, our U.S. stores and clubs award local cash grants ranging from $250 to $5,000. These local grants are designed to address the unique needs of the communities where we operate. They include a variety of organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services and community clean-up projects.

Areas of Funding

  • There are eight (8) areas of funding for which an organization can apply. Please review the areas listed below to ensure your organization’s goals fall within one of these areas.
  • Community and Economic Development: Improving local communities for the benefit of low-income individuals and families in the local service area
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understanding among diverse groups in the local service area
  • Education: Providing afterschool enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
  • Environmental Sustainability: Preventing waste, increasing recycling, or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the local service area
  • Health and Human Service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
  • Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
  • Public Safety: Supporting public safety programs through training programs or equipment in the local service area
  • Quality of Life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low-income individuals and families in the local service area

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.
  • Organizations may only submit a total number of 25 applications and/or receive up to 25 grants within the grant cycle.
  • All organizations applying for a Local Community grant must be CyberGrants FrontDoor verified prior to applying.
  • Organizations applying must meet one of following criteria:
    • An organization holding a current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed on the IRS Master File and conducting activities within the United States, classified as a public charity under Section 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) (Types I or II); and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.
    • A recognized government entity: state, county or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.
    • A K-12 public or nonprofit private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large, such as food pantries, soup kitchens and clothing closets and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.


  • Non-charities, including organizations recognized as 501(c)(4)s, (c)(6)s, and (c)(19)s like homeowner’s associations, civic leagues, or volunteer fire companies, are not eligible at this time.
  • Funding exclusions include: organizations that deny service, membership or other involvement on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran, or disability status.
  • We do not make grants directly to individuals. Other areas that we do not fund include:
    • Association/chamber memberships
    • Athletic sponsorships (teams/events)
    • Faith-based organizations when the proposed grant will only benefit the organization or its members
    • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns


This page was last reviewed April 05, 2023 and last updated March 27, 2023