Our Goal: Improve American K-12 education, especially in low-income communities, by investing in organizations and programs that empower parents to choose among high-performing schools and insert competition into public education.

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Our Goal: Achieve lasting conservation outcomes in ocean and river systems that benefit both people and wildlife by aligning economic and conservation interests.

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Our Goal: Invest in statewide education reform in Arkansas as well as quality of life initiatives in Northwest Arkansas and in the delta region of Arkansas and Mississippi.

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Recent News and Media

Walton Family Foundation Surpasses 1,500 Charter School Startup Investments

The Walton Family Foundation announced 2013 public charter school startup investments of nearly $25 million to support the opening of 112 new schools.

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Who We Are

The Walton Family Foundation is guided by Sam and Helen Walton's strong belief in the need for innovation and individual empowerment. In 2013, we made grants and program-related investments totaling more than $325 million. Learn more >>