The Walmart Foundation is now accepting grant applications from Florida organizations for its State Giving Program to address areas of need among underserved populations. Florida nonprofit organizations can apply for grants between $25,000 and $200,000 to support programs focused on hunger relief and healthy eating, career opportunity, disaster preparedness and community engagement. The deadline to submit grant requests is Friday, July 1, at 11:59 p.m.
– Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating examples include food pantries, backpack programs, nutrition education programming, and cooking and food skills training.
– Career Opportunity examples include job training programs and placement programs. Special interest is given to programs focused on women and veteran programs.
– Disaster Preparedness examples include preparedness equipment and disaster preparedness awareness programs.
– Community Engagement examples include education programs, healthcare access, shelters, and other human service programs.
In 2015, Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs, and the Walmart Foundation awarded $78.1 million in cash and in-kind donations to Florida charities, including nearly 41 million pounds of food donated to local food banks, which is the equivalent of 34.1 million meals.
Launched in 2008, associate-led State Advisory Councils work with the Walmart Foundation to help identify needs within their state, review grant requests and make funding recommendations to the Foundation. Eligible applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to meet the program’s minimum funding criteria. Grant submissions are only accepted online at http://giving.walmart.com/foundation.
About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts that align with the company’s core business strengths. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief and Nutrition, Sustainability, Career Opportunity and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. To date, Walmart has donated more than 1 billion pounds of food to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit http://foundation.walmart.com.