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Walmart Foundation today announced three new grants in the states of Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal with the aim to empower smallholder farmers through the Farmer Producer Organization (FPO) framework. This includes grants of USD 1.7 million to ACCESS Development Services for economic empowerment and income enhancement of farmers in Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, USD 1.09 million to SRIJAN to improve the lives of small and marginal farmers and promote women as rural entrepreneurs, and USD 1.1 million to Action for Social Advancement (ASA) to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, both in Madhya Pradesh. These projects are anticipated to reach 39 FPOs and over 60,000 smallholder farmers.
Walmart provided a grant to the team at RoadTrip Nation to host a webinar and develop a toolkit focused on helping organizations create compelling stories that highlight systemic issues and drive narrative change.
NEW DELHI, India, March 22, 2023: Expanding its commitment to improving farmer livelihoods in India, Walmart Foundation today announced a new five-year strategy that aims to reach 1 million smallholder farmers by 2028 with at least 50% women.
At Walmart, we are grateful for the sacrifices our nation's fallen soldiers and their families have made in service to our country. This Memorial Day and every day, we recognize the importance of not only commemorating those who have given their life, but also taking time to meaningfully honor and remember them.
Schools are now eligible to benefit from Walmart’s Spark Good Round Up and Registry programs year-round
HARYANA, India, August 9, 2023: S M Sehgal Foundation together with Walmart Foundation and Flipkart Foundation today announced the implementation of an integrated project to promote sustainable solutions for effective crop residue management and to build eco-consciousness among children and youth. The details of the project were shared with Haryana State, Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh.
Varanasi, India, Sept. 20, 2023 – Grameen Foundation today announced it will deepen its commitment to smallholder farmers by launching the second phase of the Market Access eNabled by Digital Innovation in India (MANDI) project, made possible by a $2 million grant from the Walmart Foundation. MANDI-II will aim to address challenges faced by smallholder farmers, especially women, in Eastern Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal by building the capacities of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs).
Walmart Canada and the Walmart Foundation are awarding more than $3.5 million in grants to seven Canadian organizations supporting Indigenous and Black communities in Canada in education, career advancement, food security and health.
The Walmart Foundation has made an investment of more than $3 million in a group of organizations helping local government leaders and community-led organizations in the Gulf Coast prepare their communities for disasters. These investments include...
Our diverse backgrounds and experiences make our communities – and our country – stronger. To better understand the history and lived experiences of our neighbors, we must invest in telling their stories so we can learn more about who we are as a nation.
New set of videos, activities and provider tools are funded by the Walmart Foundation as part of Sesame Workshop’s Healthy Habits for All initiative
To contribute essential relief materials comprising food, medicines, and hygiene items and provide access to healthcare services in districts affected by flooding
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To improve rural livelihoods of small and marginal farming households, especially women farmers in the tribal regions of eastern states of the country, Walmart Foundation and PRADAN today announced the implementation of the ‘PROWFIT’ project. PROWFIT, that stands for...
New Delhi, India, Nov. 30, 2022: The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) is embarking on the next phase of its project to support smallholder farmers in India through the promotion of effective farmer producer organization (FPO) models. The centerpiece of this effort is the further development of TCI’s Hub for Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) within its Center of Excellence in New Delhi, a web-based platform that empowers FPOS, researchers and other stakeholders to access comprehensive information on thousands of FPOs launched in 2021 in India.
Bentonville, AR – Dec. 8, 2022: Last month, at the Improving Health in Rural America event at the Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Walmart Foundation announced a $600,000 grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, supporting child nutrition and food access programming for Clubs on Native Lands. The grant comes from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s Healthier Food for All work that seeks to improve food access and nutritional food programming in geographies with limited healthy food access.
As we recognize the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who invested his life in making America more equitable for all people, it’s clear we have more work to do. His message of non-violent civic engagement remains highly relevant today as we experience challenging and turbulent times.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 1, 2021 — Walmart and the Walmart Foundation pledged to contribute $100 million over five years through a Center for Racial Equity to help address racial disparities in the U.S. in June 2020.
Up to $1 million in cash and product committed to support relief efforts in Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi
Our Market Access portfolio has a special focus on empowering women around the globe. We recently released a report which highlights how our grantees are addressing historical gender inequities and promoting women’s prosperity.
Central to our mission at Walmart is helping people live better. That’s not just a statement – it’s a goal we work toward every day on behalf of our customers, members and communities. Helping people live better includes ensuring they have access to nutritious food, and for many people, that’s been a struggle this year.
Walmart, the Walmart Foundation, Flipkart and PhonePe, along with Walmart’s Global Technology and Sourcing hubs, are collaborating to counter oxygen shortages, support the national vaccination drive and donate to organizations making a difference in communities nationwide.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have joined others in pledging support for the mission of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF). This exciting new organization will convene, mobilize and help draw additional resources toward the fight against anti-AAPI discrimination and related efforts to foster a more inclusive, equitable society for all. TAAF is sparking systemic change.
12 minority and/or women-led organizations receive funding from the American Heart Association’s Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund
On June 5, 2020, I sat at my desk and watched as Doug McMillon made a commitment to use Walmart’s scale and resources to address the drivers of systemic racism in society and accelerate change in the national social systems. As a 20-year associate, and a Black woman, it was one of the most exciting moments of my Walmart career. Though he has long been a champion of diversity, it was clear that the murder of George Floyd had impacted and changed him, as it has done for so many.
As part of this commitment, Massmart delivered an initial consignment of 90 tons of food to Gift of the Givers and FoodForward SA to replenish their warehouses.
Walmart Joins the Response To Support Veterans, Afghan Refugees. Many of the decisions we make at Walmart require us to ask a host of complicated questions. But occasionally, we find ourselves in a position to ask one simple question: How can we help?
The challenges of the past year have exacerbated inequities around the world and caused many of us in philanthropy to reflect on how we can change our own ways of working to be more effective partners in transforming societal systems for equity.
As our associates, customers and members continue to feel the impact of Hurricane Ida – and several other natural disasters across the country – Walmart and Sam's Club are launching a campaign to support the American Red Cross at registers and self-checkout stations in Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs nationwide. Between Sept. 2-8, we’ll match customer donations dollar-for-dollar up to $5 million or until the campaign ends, for a total contribution of up to $10 million.
Being raised in Southwest Detroit in the 1990s, I could define the relationship between the community and the criminal justice system in one word: traumatic. Growing up, I saw that each father, brother, sister or mother who entered the criminal justice system signified a loss for my community. One more person in the criminal justice system meant one fewer person who would graduate from college, start their career, raise their children or discover their talent. Each loss of a family member, friend and coworker dealt a blow to the community’s potential.
Bentonville, Ark. Oct. 21, 2021 – The Walmart Foundation and Walton Family Foundation are supporting the efforts of Northwest Arkansas nonprofits to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive region. Grants to the University of Arkansas Foundation will allow the IDEALS Institute to provide 100 organizations with professional development, technical assistance and relationship-building opportunities. IDEALS will implement these efforts as the lead of TRUE Northwest Arkansas, a community-based initiative launched in 2018 to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in Benton and Washington counties.
Education means something different to everyone. Being part of a family of educators, early on, I understood that education can open doors to opportunity. But growing up in a mixed-race family on the U.S.-Mexico border, I also saw firsthand the numerous barriers to opportunity within the education system – particularly for Black and African Americans. And for the working adults around me, those barriers were even bigger. As a society, we have not paid enough attention to the factors that hold people back and the part our education system plays in these barriers.
Walmart Inc. and Walmart.org today announced a trio of additional shared value and philanthropic initiatives that build on its strategy to advance equity in education, including...
BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 6, 2020 — In response to the devastation caused by the recent tornadoes in Tennessee, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $250,000 in cash and product to support relief and recovery.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 17, 2020 — To help meet the critical needs resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed $25 million to support organizations on the front lines responding to the outbreak.
April 22, 2020 — Sam’s Club is teaming up with LISC and our members to drive economic opportunity for communities across America.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 5, 2020 — Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have been committed to supporting organizations on the frontlines in the fight against the virus.
COVID-19 has created a near-perfect storm of uncertainty, and we’ve seen its impact ripple through the communities we serve. As a company committed to helping people save money and live better, we are working hard to respond to the many ways our communities need us, from ensuring access to the food and essentials people need, to expanding COVID-19 testing sites across America, to doubling down on our commitment of resources to aid those on the front lines responding to the virus.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committing $100M over 5 years through a new center on racial equity
This time last week, we gathered virtually for our annual Associates Week celebration. It wasn’t the same as being together in Bud Walton Arena, but it was great to recognize some tremendous associates and timely to set our expectations and share our plans related to racial equity....
On Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, nestled far from the sea, the town of Kankabchen is teeming with honeybees. In this Maya community, honey is more than just a business—it’s a cultural touchstone. Families have raised bees for generations.
TechnoServe is working to increase revenues for 5,000 fresh produce smallholder farmers in Guatemala and Nicaragua by integrating the farmers into a more inclusive and profitable market system.
Stronger Together US Responsible Recruitment Program launches an unparalleled online tool to support US fresh produce farm labor contractors, labor recruiters and growers to achieve and be recognized for responsible recruitment.
Walmart is joining the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition as one of the companies working collectively to double the number of Black, Latinx and Native American women graduating with computing degrees by 2025.
Up to $2.5 million in cash and product committed to support local response organizations in southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas
Hear from Dr. Angela Jackson from New Profit who is spearheading the work with XPRIZE’s Rapid Reskilling Challenge.
My dream: “To help raise standards of living in my village”
NEW DELHI, India, Sept. 17, 2020 – Underscoring the importance of smallholder farmers to India’s pandemic recovery, the Walmart Foundation today announced two new grants as part of a commitment made in September 2018 to invest $25 million (approximately Rs. 180 crores) over five years in improving farmer livelihoods in India.
My dream: “To see my children do well in school”
The problem of food insecurity is not new. Yet amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s taken on new urgency, as job loss and school closures disrupt the rhythms of life – and have often left America’s children unsure of where their next meal is coming from.
Walmart Foundation donates $12 million to Feeding America; Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers allocate funds and product to hunger-relief organizations
My dream: “To empower my fellow farmers with knowledge”
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