2012 Investments At A Glance:
|K-12 Education Reform||$158,142,809|
|Shape Public Policy||60,920,186|
|Create Quality Schools||72,970,575|
|Improve Existing Schools||23,599,839|
|Research and Evaluation||652,209|
|Other environment related grants||23,683,286|
|Delta Region of AR & MS||5,503,534|
Walton Family Foundation Invests More Than $432 Million in 2012
The Walton Family Foundation invested more than $432 million in 2012 in initiatives to expand opportunity for individuals and communities in the United States and internationally. The majority of investments were made in three key areas of focus – K-12 education reform, marine and freshwater conservation and quality of life initiatives in Arkansas and Mississippi.
In 2012 the foundation invested in these areas:
K-12 Education Reform
More than $158 million was invested to further the goal of expanding education options for families and improving K-12 student achievement in the United States at every level – in traditional public schools, public charter schools and private schools. The foundation invests to infuse competition into the nation’s K-12 education system by increasing the quantity and quality of school choices available to parents, especially in low-income communities, in order to inspire all schools to improve. A list of all K-12 Education Reform grants is available here.
The foundation awarded grants of more than $91 million to groups and programs that create benefits for local economies and communities through lasting conservation solutions for oceans and rivers. A full list of all Environment grants is available here.
The Walton family has a special and ongoing commitment to the communities and timeless values that helped launch one of America’s best known entrepreneurs. Because of the generation-spanning commitment, the foundation invested more than $30 million in programs that measurably improve the quality of life by creating cultural, education and economic opportunities in northwest Arkansas, throughout the state of Arkansas and in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta region. All 2012 Home Region grants are available here.