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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, IHEs, and Faith-Based Organizations to Address Community Needs

Local Community Grants


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
198750

Funding Source
WAL-MART FOUNDATION
Sam’s Club Facilities
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Geographic Focus
All USA

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/31/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, IHEs, and faith-based organizations for activities that address community needs. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended to support programs and services in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, education, environmental sustainability, public safety, and hunger relief. Eligible applicants must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.

Funding Areas:

  • Community and Economic Development: Improving local communities for the benefit of low-income individuals and families in the local service area
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understanding among diverse groups in the local service area
  • Education: Providing afterschool enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
  • Environmental Sustainability: Preventing waste, increasing recycling, or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the local service area
  • Health and Human Service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
  • Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
  • Public Safety: Supporting public safety programs through training programs or equipment in the local service area
  • Quality of Life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low-income individuals and families in the local service area


Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Organizations applying must meet one of following criteria:
- An organization holding a current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed on the IRS Master File and conducting activities within the United States, classified as a public charity under Section 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) (Types I or II); and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.
- A recognized government entity: state, county or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.
- A K-12 public or nonprofit private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large, such as food pantries, soup kitchens and clothing closets and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.

Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.

Ineligible
Non-charities, including organizations recognized as 501(c)(4)s, (c)(6)s, and (c)(19)s like homeowner’s associations, civic leagues, or volunteer fire companies, are not eligible at this time.

Grants are not made directly to individuals.

Not funded:
Association/chamber memberships
Athletic sponsorships (teams/events)
Faith-based organizations when the proposed grant will only benefit the organization or its members
Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns

Pre-Application Information
Grant applications for calendar year 2023 will be accepted on a quarterly basis. Deadlines for submissions are as follows:
Quarter 1: Feb 1 – April 15
Quarter 2: May 1 – July 15
Quarter 3: August 1 – October 15
Quarter 4: November 1 – December 31

Applications may be submitted at any time during each quarter funding cycle. All applications will be reviewed prior to the next funding cycle. Please allow up to 60 days for your application to be reviewed.

All organizations applying for a Local Community grant must be CyberGrants FrontDoor verified prior to applying: https://www.cybergrants.com/walmart/commgrant_501/frontdoor

Organizations may only submit a total number of 25 applications and/or receive up to 25 grants within the 2023 grant cycle.

You can submit applications to multiple facilities. However, your proposed programs must directly benefit the service area of each facility to which you are applying, and organizations are limited to 25 applications.

Once you have received funding from a facility for this program, you are not eligible to reapply at that facility until the next fiscal year.

FAQs: https://walmart.org/faqs

Estimated Size of Grant
Local Community grants range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $5,000.

Contact Information
Take the eligibility quiz to apply: https://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/quiz.display_question?x_gm_id=2797&x_quiz_id=4028&x_order_by=1

For the Contact form, see the bottom of the FAQs page at https://walmart.org/faqs.

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