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Northwest Arkansas Giving Program

Grants to Northwest Arkansas Nonprofits in Benton and Washington
Counties for Nutrition, Hunger Relief, Healthcare, Arts, and Recreation

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Walmart Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/01/17 - For Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating Services Only


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Grants starting at $10,000 to Arkansas nonprofits in Benton and Washington counties for community benefit programs. Funding is intended for the focus areas of access to nutritional services, hunger relief, access to health care (with emphasis on front-line oral and health care), and enhancing the quality of life through increasing access to arts and recreational facilities.

Focus Area Details:

Hunger relief and healthy eating services:
The Foundation funds programs that systematically connect people to healthy food, teach healthy eating skills, and develop innovative collaborations among local nonprofits to meet long-term needs.

Access to health care:
In efforts to provide access to health care, particularly access to front-line health and dental care, the Foundation funds programs that identify and address barriers to access. This may include increasing the number of medical professionals in the region or growing institutional capacity to meet the demand.

Quality of Life:
The Foundation believes that arts and recreation amenities in the region improve the quality of life for local residents, and will fund programs that focus on ensuring that all people in the region have access to these amenities, regardless of income. Event sponsorship requests are also included in the Quality of Life category.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175231

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum amount to apply for is $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Organizations that receive grants are required to submit an impact report within 12 months after the award date detailing how the grant was used and what outcomes were achieved.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations within Northwest Arkansas (Benton or Washington counties) are eligible for funding.

Organizations that receive grants in 2016 are required to submit an impact report within 12 months after the award date detailing how the grant was used and what outcomes were achieved. Impact reports must be received at the end of the grant term in order for the Walmart Foundation to consider an organization for additional funding.

Grant applications are not eligible if they:

- Exceed 25% of the organization’s annual operating budget for the most recent fiscal year
- Plan to use funds that will be managed or used outside Benton or Washington Counties in Northwest Arkansas
- Include a request to fund personnel expenses of more than 50% for any single program-related position

Not funded:

- Advocacy groups
- Athletic teams, events or programs
- Individual educational institutions for regular instructional programs
- Individuals (requests made solely for the benefit of one person or family)
- Faith-based organizations for religious purposes
- Supporting organizations Organizations or projects outside of Northwest Arkansas (Benton and Washington Counties)

Pre-Application Information:

Please note, deadlines are different for each focus area.

Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating Services:
- February 1, 2017
- May 1, 2017
- August 1, 2017
- November 1, 2017

Access to Health Care:
- March 1, 2017
- June 1, 2017
- September 1, 2017
- December 1, 2017

Quality of Life:
- March 3, 2017
- July 7, 2017

Event sponsorship requests for Walmart are included in the Quality of Life category and are reviewed quarterly.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Begin the application process by selecting "Northwest Arkansas Giving Program" and taking an eligibility quiz (you will be directed to register and apply if eligible):

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas: Benton and Washington counties