For nearly three decades, the Walton Family Foundation has continued the philanthropic vision begun by Sam and Helen Walton. They had an unshakable belief in the power of individuals to transform their lives. Today the Walton family – Sam and Helen’s children and grandchildren – lead the foundation with a focus on awarding grants that drive not just incremental, but transformative, change.
We’re working to improve K-12 outcomes for all students, especially those of limited means, by ensuring access to high-quality educational options that prepare them for a lifetime of opportunity. Learn more >
Sam and Helen Walton instilled in their family a love of the outdoors and a belief that a healthy environment drives a strong economy. By creating long-term solutions for protecting rivers, oceans and coasts, local communities and economies will benefit for generations to come. Learn more >
We’re focused on giving back to the area that the Walton family calls home – working to create and sustain long-term economic opportunities in the Arkansas communities that first gave Sam and Helen Walton opportunity. Learn more >
In 2016, the Walton Family Foundation invested $454.4 million to improve K-12 education, protect our oceans and rivers, and improve quality of life in the communities we call home.
The Walton Family Foundation is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, with offices in Washington, D.C.; Jersey City, New Jersey; and Denver, Colorado.
While there are unmistakable similarities when it comes to Walmart founders and a vision of a better life for individuals and communities, the Walton Family Foundation exists independently of the Walmart Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Walmart. Each of these foundations operates with separate sources of funding and governance.