The Walton Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals, except from public charter school developers who meet certain criteria described in Public Charter Startup Grant Program.
Because we accept only solicited proposals, an organization interested in applying for a grant needs first to send a brief letter of inquiry. The letter should succinctly describe the organization and the proposed project, specify and briefly explain its relevance to a particular Walton Family Foundation funding area and initiative, and provide an estimate of the funds that would be requested.
Letters of inquiry should be addressed to:
Walton Family Foundation
ATTN: Letter of Inquiry
P.O. Box 2030
Bentonville, AR 72712
Our staff will review the letter of inquiry and respond to the organization regarding the project's relevance to our focus areas.
If, based on the letter of inquiry, the project appears to match our funding criteria and priorities, the applicant may be invited to submit a formal grant proposal and budget. An applicant should not submit a formal grant proposal until such an invitation is received.
We receive many more solicited grant proposals than we can fund. The invitation to submit a formal grant proposal does not mean that funding will be approved.
All invited grant applicants should review the below guides in order to compose complete and useful performance measures.
- How to Construct Performance Measures: Education
- How to Construct Performance Measures: Environment