Program Guidelines

Spark Good Round Up Guidelines

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Spark Good Round Up allows eligible organizations to participate and receive donations from customers when shopping on Walmart.com or in the app. Walmart works with two organizations (Deed and Network for Good) to ensure that customers have a broad choice of Charities and NCES schools to support.

Organization Eligibility

  • Organizations must have a Spark Good account and be verified by Deed, Walmart’s third-party verification service provider.
  • Eligible organizations include:
    • Current 501(c)(3) public charities listed in the IRS Business Master File that conduct charitable activities in the United States 
    • Faith-based organizations that appear in the IRS Business Master File with programming that benefits the community at large, such as food pantries, soup kitchens and clothing closets.
    • Recognized U.S. government entities that appear in the IRS Business Master File 
    • A K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college, or university. Institutions must have an NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) number or 501(c)(3) tax status.
    • Organizations must agree to use grant funds solely for activities in the United States. 

Note: Examples of tax statuses that are NOT eligible include: 501(c)(19), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), 509(a)(3) (Types I, II, and III), and U.S. government entities not found in the IRS business master file.

Program Guidelines

  • Only eligible organizations that have enrolled in the program are available for customers to select on Walmart.com/SparkGood
  • Only the primary user of the Spark Good account can sign up for this program. 
  • Customers may choose from any participating Spark Good Round Up organization to Round Up when checking out on the Walmart app or on Walmart.com.
  • Customer Round Up donations are disbursed through Network for Good, a donor advised fund. Organizations must be in good standing with IRS and relevant federal and state authorities to receive donations. 
  • Customer donations are disbursed through Network for Good to eligible Charities and NCES schools quarterly, about 15-20 working days after the quarter's end. Quarters are defined as January-March, April- June, July-September, and October-December. To accept donations, the organization must be set up to receive electronic payment from Network for Good.

In addition to the eligibility requirements listed, above, Walmart occasionally screens for other conduct or activities that can reasonably be considered materially damaging to the business or reputation that may result in some organizations or individuals to be excluded from eligibility at any time without notice. This may include any conduct that insults, shocks, or offends the community or any segment of it. Walmart reserves the right to refuse services or funding to organizations that do not meet the verification, program eligibility and/or reputational requirements; exclusions may include organizations that deny service, membership, or other involvement on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran, disability status, or acts that can be considered an offense or violation under applicable law.