People and communities can thrive with access to opportunity. That belief guides our Home Region work. We envision a more vibrant, inclusive economy in Northwest Arkansas. And see equity growing through education and financial security in the Delta.
Realizing this vision for the Home Region will be a team effort. We listen to the voices closest to the challenges each community faces. We learn from their experiences. And lead with local organizations to unlock opportunity for every resident.
Today, we are working to make Northwest Arkansas one of the most vibrant and inclusive communities in the nation. That means creating opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs and innovators. We are engaging teachers, parents and students to strengthen our schools. And we want to ensure that residents in every neighborhood have access to housing they can afford, diverse mobility options and vibrant cultural spaces.
Today, we remain committed to investing and engaging in the Delta. We are looking to the next generation of community leaders with innovative ideas to strengthen schools, support small businesses and create economic opportunities that will help Delta residents build a brighter future for their region.
January 3, 2020The cities and towns of Northwest Arkansas are connected by a shared history, culture and geography – and community-minded residents committed to improving quality of life for all. At the Walton Family Foundation, we believe that accessible parks and green space, an expanding system of trails, innovative design and thriving downtowns are key ingredients that help define Northwest Arkansas’ unique sense of place.
November 18, 2019In the Delta region of Mississippi and Arkansas, we’re proud to work with talented educators, entrepreneurs and young people who are determined to improve quality of life. Their optimism and resilience is helping the region confront its challenges and create new opportunities for all residents.
December 29, 2023Home Region Program Director Robert Burns sits in conversation with a local leader helping underserved entrepreneurs grow great ideas
October 6, 2023In the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta, filmmaker Nolan Dean tells stories that empower communities and people whose voices are often unheard
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