Home Region

We're committed to supporting programs that affect education, economic development and the quality of life for people living in Northwest Arkansas and the Delta Region of Arkansas and Mississippi.

Investing in homegrown vision to produce world-class results

Investing in communities and living out the values that helped launch an iconic American business success story is the reason the Home Region program was developed more than five years ago. The objective is clear: to invest in programs and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for people living in Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta Region.

In 2014, the Home Region awarded over $40 million in grants. That same year, the foundation unveiled the 2020 Home Region Plan, which includes an anticipated investment of more than $302 million in the region. With more than 500,000 people now living in Northwest Arkansas, the foundation is more focused than ever on working with our grantees to promote active transportation choices, create economic opportunities and preserve open space to help make Northwest Arkansas an even more desirable place to call home.

Likewise, in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta, similar initiatives are supported to address educational improvement, public safety, youth engagement and targeted job creation. Opportunities abound in the Delta and the foundation is committed to providing necessary resources to help make a difference in the lives of the people there.

Recent News

Walton Family Foundation Announces Design Excellence Program

July 29, 2015

Program Offers Designers Creative Venue to Shape Urban Landscape of one of Nation’s Fastest-Growing Areas Read More

New Independent School to Open in Bentonville

July 23, 2015

The Walton Family Foundation has announced plans to support the development of a new independent school in Bentonville. The institution will serve as a new educational choice for families in the Northwest Arkansas region. Read More

Foundation Releases 2014 Annual Report

March 12, 2015

In 2014, the foundation invested more than $375 million in projects to support K-12 education, freshwater and marine conservation, and initiatives in our home region. Read More

Program Initiatives

Northwest Arkansas

Promoting active transportation choices, creating economic opportunities and preserving open space to help make Northwest Arkansas an even more desirable place to call home.

Grantee Stories