K-12 Education

Our mission is to improve K-12 outcomes for all students by ensuring access to high-quality educational choices.

Education has the power to expand opportunities and transform lives.

The Walton Family Foundation is working to expand opportunities and empower children and families with choice. Since 1992, we have invested more than $1.3 billion in K-12 education and supported a quarter of the 6,700 charter schools created in the United States. 

With our new 2015-2020 K-12 strategic plan, we are making an unprecedented commitment to expanding educational opportunity. We will focus our grantmaking on cities across the country — including Atlanta, Boston, Camden, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, San Antonio and Washington, D.C. Each city is both full of need and ready for change.

We will also support state-level efforts in states with target cities — California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee and Texas — as well as Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin. 

The Walton Family Foundation invested more than $200 million in K-12 education in 2014, and we're committed to investing $1 billion over the next five years. View a complete list of our 2014 K-12 education grants by city.

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