James Walton is a philanthropist, policy advocate and conservationist. He co-leads a social impact fund, Wend, to change the world for the better. Better with more trust, vibrancy and equity, with healthier relationships to ourselves, others, communities, spirit and the natural world. His work is inspired by his grandparents, Helen and Sam Walton, who believed that there is no limit to what individuals can accomplish if given the opportunity and encouragement to be their best.
He serves on the Walton Family Foundation Board of Directors and the Environment Program Committee. James has long been engaged with the foundation’s K-12 Education Program and, in his personal philanthropic initiative, promotes diverse, individualized instructional models, such as the Montessori Method.
James brings a passion of learning to his work and relationships, recognizing the complexity of our present world and the truth of each person’s experience. He has a deep love and respect for nature that inspires a conservation ethic and belief in the resiliency of diverse ecosystems.