Northwest Arkansas Giving Program

As the largest global retailer, Walmart has an opportunity and responsibility to make a difference on the issues that affect the communities we serve around the world as well as those that impact our friends, neighbors and customers in Northwest Arkansas.

Together, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation want to build on the tradition of supporting the needs of the NWA community. 

Specifically, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have established the following strategic focus areas for Northwest Arkansas:

Hunger relief and healthy eating services
We envision a day where no one in NWA faces food insecurity.  To help achieve this vision, we support programs that systematically connect people to healthy food, teach healthy eating skills and develop innovative collaborations among local nonprofits to meet long term needs in our area.  
                •   Applications will be reviewed bi-monthly
                •   Application deadlines are as follows:
                         -      February 1, 2016
                         -      April 1, 2016
                         -      June 1, 2016
                         -      August 1, 2016
                         -      October 1, 2016
                         -      December 1, 2016

Access to health care
We heard from local nonprofits that access to health care is an issue for many in NWA, particularly access to front-line health and dental care.  To help change this reality, we fund programs that identify and address barriers to access.  This may include increasing the number of medical professionals in the region or growing the institutional capacity to meet the demand. 
                •   Applications will be reviewed bi-monthly
                •   Application deadlines are as follows:
                         -     February 1, 2016
                         -     April 1, 2016
                         -     June 1, 2016
                         -     August 1, 2016
                         -     October 1, 2016
                         -     December 1, 2016

Quality of Life
We believe NWA is an amazing place to live.  The arts and recreation amenities in this region improve the quality of life for the people of NWA.  Many of our grants focus on ensuring all people in the region have access to these amenities, regardless of income. Event sponsorships are included in this category
                •   Applications are reviewed four times a year 
                •   Application deadlines are as follows:
                         -     February 5, 2016
                         -     May 6, 2016
                         -     August 5, 2016
                         -     November 4, 2016

Through the Northwest Arkansas Giving Program, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to creating opportunities for the citizens of Northwest Arkansas to live better. 

Before applying, please note: 

  • Only organizations or efforts within Northwest Arkansas (Benton or Washington Counties) are eligible for funding through the Northwest Arkansas Giving program.
  • The minimum grant amount to apply for is $10,000.
  • Walmart and the Walmart Foundation reserve the right to modify the Northwest Arkansas Giving Program’s guidelines, submission deadlines and notification dates without prior notice.

Please read the Northwest Arkansas Giving Guidelines before beginning your application.

Apply for Northwest Arkansas Giving Grants HERE

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. CST on December 1, 2016.


@Trinity_Templar Are you talking about the Associates in Critical Need program? If so, please contact your facility manager.

@tabbylwill Notification of funding decision is August 26, 2016.

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