K-12 Education

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 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 California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee and Texas — as well as Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

The Walton Family Foundation invested more than $190 million in K-12 education in 2016, and we're committed to investing $1 billion over the course of five years.

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