Walmart Foundation: National Giving Program

Walmart Foundation

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Grant amount: More than US $250,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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It’s our mission to create opportunities so people can live better. We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve. Whether it’s through the grants we provide to the thousands of organizations that share our mission or through the inspiring volunteer efforts of Walmart associates, we are passionate about helping people live better. One community at a time.

In 2014, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave $1.4 billion in cash and in-kind contributions around the world. Global in-kind donations accounted for $1 billion, while $309 million was given in cash globally. 

The Walmart Foundation meets the needs of the under-served by directing charitable giving toward our core areas of focus: OpportunitySustainability and Community

National Giving Program

The underlying focus in all of our work is on empowering low-income people to help them live better. Our National Giving Program allows us to work strategically with organizations working across one or more states to address social issues strongly aligned with our focus areas.

We often provide funds to organizations that have local affiliates around the country, and the majority of grants from this program include re-grants to implement programs in local communities.

We make a big impact by partnering with organizations that operate on a national scale in communities throughout the country. Our grantee partners such as Feeding America, City Year, Growing Power, the American Heart Association, Dress for Success and many others touch thousands of lives every day through national programs that help people in the largest cities and the smallest towns live better.

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


  • Nonprofit organizations must operate on a national scale through chapters/affiliates in many states around the country or through programs that operate regionally/locally and are seeking funding to replicate successful program activities.
  • Work must fit within Walmart’s focus areas: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Women's Economic Empowerment or Career Opportunity. 
  • Only organizations with a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply.
  • Organizations must be listed in the most current IRS 50 State Master File at the time the application is submitted.


  • Organizations that have already received a National Giving grant, but have not completed an impact report, may not apply or receive a new grant
  • Funding Exclusions:
    • Association/chamber memberships
    • Athletic sponsorships (teams/events)
    • Capital campaigns and endowments (defined as any plans to raise funds for a significant purchase or expense, such as new construction, major renovations or to help fund normal budgetary items)
    • Faith-based organizations when the proposed grant will only benefit the organization or its members
    • General operating expenses
    • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
    • Research projects
    • Scholarships (tuition, room and board or any other expense related to college, university, or vocational school attendance)
    • Sponsorship of fundraising events (galas, walks, races, tournaments, etc.)