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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Recent News

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

Three Key Takeaways from Philamplify Grantee Survey

May 5, 2015

We are pleased to share the results of a recent survey of foundation grantees. Filled with valuable insights on our relationship with the individual and organizations we partner with on a daily basis, this is the most comprehensive survey of WFF grantees to date. Read More

Foundation Releases 2014 Annual Report

March 12, 2015

In 2014, the foundation invested more than $375 million in projects to support K-12 education, freshwater and marine conservation, and initiatives in our home region. Read More

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