At the Walton Family Foundation, we continually strive to understand better what works — and where we can improve. We support innovation, inclusion, collaboration and — above all — community-led change.
We listen to caregivers and conservationists. Educators and entrepreneurs. Farmers and futurists. Doers and dreamers. Their diverse perspectives help us reach shared understanding and create innovative solutions.
Our 2025 Strategy prioritizes three unifying objectives that sharpen our efforts and help ensure we practice our core values as we support our grantees' work.
We are committed to ensuring the voices and needs of communities guide our work. This starts by listening. By learning from their lived experiences, we can help grantees lead community-driven solutions.
Change starts from the ground up. With leaders rooted in their communities. Like parents creating new school models to meet the unique needs of their children. Farmers and ranchers embracing sustainable practices to protect water. And entrepreneurs from underserved and immigrant communities that are too often excluded from opportunity. We support their ideas and elevate their solutions to deliver lasting change to our most complex challenges.
February 2, 2023MyVillage Project is building a model for Black-led groups leading educational change
September 15, 2022Artisanal fishers in the Yucatán Peninsula are embracing sustainable fishing to protect the oceans – and their communities
February 22, 2023At a historic HBCU in the heart of the rural South, a new leadership academy provides wraparound support
Diversity, equity and inclusion are catalysts for innovation and creativity. We embrace and celebrate our differences. Then we put our differences to work to solve global challenges.
Our strategy prioritizes DEI because too many people are excluded from decisions that impact their lives. Like Communities of Color, which often face the first and worst impacts of education inequity and climate change.
Effective philanthropy must listen to and include those with the most at stake. For this reason, we embed DEI across our grantmaking to ensure fair and equitable access to funding. We believe this collective effort yields better, lasting solutions.
August 11, 2022The Walton Family Foundation makes DEI a key part of operations and grantmaking
March 10, 2023A trio of Atlanta HBCUs are leveraging Audubon’s national network for campus and community change
Every day is a new learning opportunity. Across our work, we support people with big ideas who look past differences and find creative ways to solve problems.
We are committed to leading together and redefining what it means to collaborate.
To build new partnerships that unite people, resources and ideas. It’s work that comes to life through collaboration with tribal leaders to find solutions to the water crisis in the West. And partnerships with community leaders in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta to create a more equitable economy.
We are committed to bridging divides. Looking for new allies. Finding common solutions. We collaborate not only because our partners advance the causes we support but because they share our belief in helping people and communities access opportunity. To give everyone a chance to thrive.
November 29, 2022Gen Z is no longer at the kids' table for the holidays or our country's future. We must listen to what they're saying
March 15, 2023Together with USAID and nine other environmental NGOs, Por la Pesca seeks to reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing by up to 30%
September 27, 2022In Arizona, farmers are exploring how drought-resistant guayule can help agriculture survive - and sustain the region’s water supply
September 27, 2023The H.I.R.E.D. program pairs students with career coaches to identify their passions and skills – then opens opportunities for them to pursue their goals
September 25, 2023By listening to the people and communities of Northwest Arkansas, we can find solutions that improve regional affordability
September 20, 2023This spring, I paddled the Dolores River. Here’s what I discovered about how habitat restoration efforts are impacting this Colorado River tributary