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  • Investing in Home-Grown Vision to Produce World-Class Results

    The Walton Family Foundation today announced its grant-making plan through 2020 for the Home Region, which includes an anticipated investment of more than $302 million.

  • State Board of Education Joins Strategic Partnership with Foundations

    The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday voted to establish a strategic partnership with the state’s two leading foundations committed to increasing educational attainment.

  • Public School Leadership Program in Arkansas to Receive $1.9 Million

    A $1.9 million grant to the University of Arkansas Foundation and the College of Education and Health Professions will help supply highly skilled administrators to some of Arkansas' poorest public schools, which can enhance student outcomes and ultimately lead to stronger communities and economic development growth.

  • Victory for Students in Vergara v. California

    The California Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles issued an historic decision in Vergara v. California, striking down five harmful provisions of the California Education Code as unconstitutional.

  • Foundation Lauds New USDA Initiative to Improve Watersheds

    The Colorado and Mississippi River basins are priority geographies for WFF’s environmental investments in the U.S. Through this initiative, WFF looks forward to continuing and expanding our partnership with USDA, leveraging our conservation investments with new federal dollars to accelerate conservation efforts on the ground.

  • Barry Gold To Lead Foundation's Environment Focus Area

    The Walton Family Foundation has named Barry Gold, currently director of Marine Conservation at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, to serve as director of the foundation’s Environment Focus Area.

  • New York Times Features Foundation Education Reform Efforts

    The Walton Family Foundation’s education reform efforts are profiled on the front page of the New York Times, drawing much-needed attention to our country’s most pressing issue: improving educational opportunity for the families and children who need it most.

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