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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
Environment $91,699,578
Freshwater conservation 29,367,340
Marine conservation 38,648,952
Other environment related grants 23,683,286
Home Region $30,386,785
Arkansas Education 9,317,757
Northwest Arkansas 15,565,494
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.

Home Region
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.


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