Walmart to accept grant applications next week


The Walmart Foundation will open the application period for its State Giving Program funding cycle Monday, Sept. 14. Missouri nonprofits with programs that focus on hunger relief, healthy eating, career opportunity or meeting the needs of underserved, low-income populations are encouraged to apply for funding. The deadline to submit grant requests is Friday, Sept. 18.

Last year, the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program awarded grants totaling $44.9 million to several Missouri organizations.

For example, as a 2014 State Giving Program grant recipient, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to help fight hunger in central and northeast Missouri.

“Our goal is to feed as many hungry people as we can with the best food that we can,” said Lindsay Young Lopez, Executive Director at The Food Bank. “We’re grateful to have generous partners like Walmart to help us with that goal.”

Launched in 2008, associate-led State Advisory Councils work with the Walmart Foundation to help identify needs within their state, review grant requests and make funding recommendations to the Foundation. Eligible applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to meet the program’s minimum funding criteria. Grant submissions are only accepted online at www.walmartfoundation.org/stategiving.

Release courtesy of The Hauser Group

Sedalia Democrat

Release courtesy of The Hauser Group

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