Instructions for Grant Applicants: All Other Grants

Because we accept only solicited proposals, an organization interested in applying for a grant needs first to send a brief letter of inquiry. The letter should succinctly describe the organization and the proposed project, specify and briefly explain its relevance to a particular Walton Family Foundation funding area and initiative, and provide an estimate of the funds that would be requested.

For environment projects, letters of inquiry should be addressed to:

    The Walton Family Foundation
    ATTN: Letter of Inquiry
    919 18th Street, NW, Suite 650
    Washington, DC 20006

All other letters of inquiry should be addressed to:

    The Walton Family Foundation
    ATTN: Letter of Inquiry
    P.O. Box 2030
    Bentonville, AR 72712

Our staff will review the letter of inquiry and respond to the organization regarding the project's relevance to our focus areas.

If, based on the letter of inquiry, the project appears to match our funding criteria and priorities, the applicant may be invited to submit a formal grant proposal and budget. An applicant should not submit a formal grant proposal until such an invitation is received.

We receive many more solicited grant proposals than we can fund. The invitation to submit a formal grant proposal does not mean that funding will be approved.

Guides To Creating Performance Measures

All invited grant applicants should review the following guides in order to compose complete and useful performance measures.