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Northwest Arkansas Giving Program

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Walmart Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/03/18 - 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 following focus areas: access to nutritional services, hunger relief, 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.

This may include programs that increase access to food, meals or services designed to address hunger or healthy eating education programs that increase participant demand for healthier food by providing individuals with the tools needed to choose and cook healthier food. Specific emphasis will be placed on proposals which are able to demonstrate measurable outcomes and address issues within low-income communities which are traditionally underserved.

Quality of Life:

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation support programs to enhance the quality of life for all members of the community, with a specific focus on inclusion and access for low-income residents. To help achieve this vision, the Foundation supports programs that provide access to arts and recreation programs to increase the quality of life in the region. While there may be some support for subsidized admission or programming, proposals that are sustainable long-term, support collaboration across organizations or drive system innovation will be prioritized.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175231

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

Grants will be awarded for a 12 to 24 month programmatic period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only organizations or efforts within Northwest Arkansas (Benton or Washington Counties) are eligible for funding through the Northwest Arkansas Giving program.

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:

- March 2, 2018
- August 3, 2018

Quality of Life:

- April 6, 2018
- June 8, 2018

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


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