We believe incredible change can occur when you empower people to do good.

Our founders, Sam and Helen Walton, felt the same way. Their timeless values live through the Walton Family Foundation, where we enable meaningful opportunities that improve the lives of others. Their work allows us to continue our giving legacy in three distinct areas: K-12 education, freshwater and marine conservation and quality of life initiatives in the foundation’s home region.

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Inaugural Pool of Designers Selected for Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program

October 7, 2015

The Walton Family Foundation selected 36 firms for its inaugural pool of designers for the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program. Read More

Pilot Projects Selected for Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program

September 22, 2015

Walton Family Foundation Initiative Captures Interest of National and International Firms Read More

NWACC Culinary Program to Expand with New Focus

August 11, 2015

Multi-million dollar grants will allow for a new culinary facility and programming, led by Dr. Glenn R. Mack, a national culinary education leader Read More

Walton Family Foundation Announces Design Excellence Program

July 29, 2015

Program Offers Designers Creative Venue to Shape Urban Landscape of one of Nation’s Fastest-Growing Areas Read More

New Independent School to Open in Bentonville

July 23, 2015

The Walton Family Foundation has announced plans to support the development of a new independent school in Bentonville. The institution will serve as a new educational choice for families in the Northwest Arkansas region. Read More