Corporate Giving: The Walmart Foundation

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Corporate Giving: The Walmart Foundation

We want the associates and the management to do things together that contributes to the community and make them feel like a team, even if they don’t directly relate to selling or promoting our merchandise.
Sam Walton

The Walmart Foundation

Walmart founded the Walmart Foundation as an internal corporate philanthropic organization in 1979 with a mission to create opportunities so people can live better. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation accomplish this through grants to the thousands of organizations that share this mission. The focus is on helping people live better. One community at a time.

Walmart associate volunteers loading food onto trucks to thelp feed the hungry.

 
 
 
 

After Hurricane Katrina, Walmart’s fleet headed out to deliver food, water, and supplies. This picture, captured by an associate, offers a glimpse of those trucks in action.

 
 
 
 

After Hurricane Katrina, Walmart’s fleet headed out to deliver food, water, and supplies. This picture, captured by an associate, offers a glimpse of those trucks in action.

 
 
 
 
   

Walmart associates and the corporate offices work to help communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.


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We already have community scholarship programs and matching charity grant programs, but we're working hard every day to improve the ways in which we give back to the communities
we’re in.
Sam Walton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are working with farmers and suppliers, and collaborating with nonprofit organizations around the world, to ensure that more people have access to the foods they want and need.

Through Walmart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation support initiatives that help provide more training, market access, and career opportunities to nearly 1 million women, many on farms and in factories, ultimately allowing them access to the economic opportunity they deserve.

A Walmart truck delivers needed supplies to residents of Moore, Oklahoma, after the town was devastated by a tornado.



Walmart and the Walmart Foundation work with organizations that create opportunities for our nation’s heroes and help communities around the world overcome natural disasters.


Learn more about the Walmart Foundation and its strategies for strengthening communities around the world.