The Walton Family Foundation awarded $21.5 million in grants last year
June 11, 2012
The Walton Family Foundation recently announced it had awarded approximately $21.5 million in grants to organizations through its Home Region Initiative in 2011. In particular, the foundation focused on programs that are reforming the K-12 education system in Arkansas, improving the quality of life for residents in Northwest Arkansas and supporting communities in the Delta region.
"The home region will always have significant meaning to the Walton family and the foundation," said Rob Brothers, director of the Walton Family Foundation Home Region Focus Area. "Our motivation to support programs and projects that build better communities stems from a history of thoughtful giving that continues to be driven by the philanthropic desires of the Walton family."
More than $8 million was awarded to programs through the Arkansas Education Reform, $7.8 million was given to organizations that benefit communities in Northwest Arkansas and initiatives in the Delta Region of Arkansas and Mississippi received $5.3 million.
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