Northwest Arkansas Giving Program

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation want to build on the tradition of supporting the needs of the Northwest Arkansas community. Specifically, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have established the following strategic focus areas for Northwest Arkansas:

1) Provide greater access to Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating services;
2) Increase Health Care Access; and
3) Enhance Quality of Life in Northwest Arkansas by increasing access to arts and recreational amenities

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 adjust guidelines, submission deadlines and notification dates without prior notice.
  • Deadlines are different for each focus area. Please pay close attention to the focus area deadlines listed below. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation reserve the right to invite applicants at any time.

Hunger relief and healthy eating services

We envision a day where no one in Northwest Arkansas 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 are reviewed four times a year.
  • Deadlines are as follows:
  • February 1, 2017
  • May 1, 2017
  • August 1, 2017
  • November 1, 2017

Access to health care
We heard from local nonprofits that access to health care is an issue for many in Northwest Arkansas, 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 institutional capacity to meet the demand.

  • Applications are reviewed four times a year.
  • Deadlines are as follows:
  • March 1, 2017
  • June 1, 2017
  • September 1, 2017
  • December 1, 2017

Quality of Life
We believe Northwest Arkansas is an amazing place to live. The arts and recreation amenities in this region improve the quality of life for the people in Northwest Arkansas. Many of our grants focus on ensuring all people in the region have access to these amenities, regardless of income. Due to the volume of grant requests received in this focus area and our desire to create an equitable and competitive review process, applications are reviewed twice a year.

  • Applications are reviewed twice a year.
  • Deadlines are as follows:
  • March 3, 2017
  • July 7, 2017

Event sponsorship requests for Walmart are included in the Quality of Life category and are reviewed quarterly. Please note the vast majority of support in this focus area is programmatic and we are limited in the number of events we are able to sponsor each year.

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

Apply for Northwest Arkansas Giving Grants HERE.


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@ChathamCOA For Cycle 3, notifications of funding decision went out on 10/31.

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