More than 50 Florida nonprofits have received more than $1.2 million in funding as a result of grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. The funding will support hunger relief, healthy eating and other critical local programs across the state.
The funding awarded in Florida is a combination of recent grant funding to national nonprofit organizations, who then redistributed the grants to select local affiliates across the state, as well as recent grants awarded by the Walmart Foundation¹s State Giving Program.* In total, the grant funding amounts to more than $33 million nationwide and is estimated to provide more than 57 million meals to nearly 1.5 million people in communities throughout the country, including here in Florida.
“Walmart believes in making a positive impact in the communities we serve, and the recent philanthropic investments to dozens of deserving local nonprofits is an example of that long-standing commitment,” said Hal George, a State Giving Council Representative for Walmart here in Florida. “Through these contributions, Florida organizations will be able to implement new or sustain existing programming to support thousands of our neighbors when most in need.”
For more information about the Walmart Foundation, visit http://foundation.walmart.com.
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Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Supports Non-Profits in Florida
In Florida, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation donated more than $78.1 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations over the last fiscal year. The Florida contributions are one piece of the $1.42 billion dollars in total giving by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation during fiscal year 2016. Over the last fiscal year, Walmart donated nearly 41 million pounds of food to Florida food banks‹the equivalent of more than 34.1 million meals. Walmart Associates also volunteered more than 93,000 hours with Florida nonprofits through the Volunteerism Always Pays program.
About Philanthropy at Walmart
By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. We have stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.3 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. We are helping people live better by accelerating upward job mobility and economic development for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where we operate and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2 billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women¹s Economic Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about Walmart¹s giving, visit http://foundation.walmart.com.