Walmart Looking to Support Nonprofits in Indiana; application deadline is Aug. 11
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., August 7, 2017 — As part of Walmart’s commitment to give back in the communities where its associates live, work and serve customers, the retailer announces an opportunity for local nonprofit organizations to apply for a Walmart Foundation State Giving grant between $25,000 and $200,000. The Foundation will begin accepting grant applications today, Monday, August 7, 2017. The deadline to submit grant requests is Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Central time.
The Walmart Foundation is looking to support community engagement programs that focus on the unmet needs of underserved low-income populations. Examples include:
- career opportunity
- disaster preparedness
- education programs
- healthcare access
- other human service programs
“We see these grants as opportunities to use our size and strengths to help others,” said local Walmart Market Manager Corey Langston. “We want to do what we can to work with local nonprofits and, together, help strengthen our communities.
To be eligible for a Walmart Foundation grant, applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Grant submissions are only accepted online at http://corporate.walmart.com/_foundation_/apply-for-grants/state-giving-program. Applicants will find guidelines for giving, sample applications and frequently asked questions. Applicants will be notified of their status by the Foundation by the end of the year.
About Walmart in Indiana
In Indiana we serve customers at 130 retail units and online through Walmart Grocery Pickup, Walmart.com and Jet.com. We are proud to employ 39,055 associates in Indiana. Walmart supports local businesses, spending $2 billion with Hoosier suppliers in FYE17, which supported 58,680 supplier jobs. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are active in Indiana communities where we live and work and invest in communities through local grants, customer engagement and associate volunteer efforts. In FYE17, we contributed more than $32.3 million in cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits in Indiana and our local associates volunteered more than 53,000 hours with local causes. Learn more at the Walmart Today blog, and our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram channels.
SOURCE: News release from Walmart