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.
When we first announced our support, we pledged $25 million to charitable organizations around the world. But as the spread of the virus has grown, and the situation has changed, so too has our commitment. Our latest announcement of grants brings the total contributions from Walmart, the Walmart Foundation and our family of brands to more than $35 million and an overview of how we’re supporting organizations on the front lines in the fight against the virus can be found here.
Our latest announcement of donations outlines local community grants for COVID-19 responses around the world.
Here in the U.S., those community grants fall into three areas of need: food access, healthcare and technology. In each area, we’ve given to organizations that support pivotal parts of the fight against the novel coronavirus. Read below to view grant recipients.
- American Indian College Fund – help address immediate food security needs of tribal colleges and universities’ students and their families in surrounding communities.
- World Central Kitchen – support for delivering fresh meals, putting restaurants back to work, feeding frontline healthcare workers and mapping feeding efforts and identifying where gaps exist and resources are needed.
- Multicultural Women Executive Leadership Foundation – support for hospitals to feed healthcare workers in southern California.
- Food Bank of the Rockies – help with improving food access for people impacted by COVID-19.
- Sun Valley Kitchen & Community Center – help address various health, wellness and nutrition needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Arc Nature Coast – support for emergency relief for direct care staff.
- Living Healthy in Florida – help address the increasing demand for food assistance and support for Florida’s farmers and independent food banks.
- Kansas Food Bank Warehouse – support for senior meal program for rural areas.
- Blue Grass Community Foundation – support for nonprofit service providers helping supply food, healthcare, prescription medicines, transportation, information and other basic needs.
- Bay Cove Human Services – help with food access for vulnerable populations.
- Harvesters – support for summer feeding sites for northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri.
- Food Bank of Lincoln – support for critical need for food access for rural areas in 16 counties in Nebraska.
- Food Bank of the Heartland – support for mobile food pantries and backpack programs in rural areas, Omaha metro and 16 counties in western Iowa.
- Central Pennsylvania Food Bank – support for response boxes to minimize contact in light of volunteer shortage due to COVID-19.
- Emerald Youth Foundation – support for food pantry, volunteers, and the Boys and Girls Club of Knoxville.
- Community Food Bank – support for critical need for food for local food bank.
- Ordinary Towards Extraordinary Foundation – support for food, water and cleaning supplies.
- San Antonio Food Bank – help increase food access for vulnerable populations.
- Northwell Health Foundation – support for meals and other services for emergency workers in New York.
- Para Los Niños – address food security needs in the Los Angeles community.
- Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles – support for home-delivered meals program for older adults.
- Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank – support for military, seniors, children and working families due to lay-offs, school closures and health issues.
- Food and Friends – help with food access for underserved populations in Washington D.C.
- DC Central Kitchen – support for COVID related food access programs and response teams.
- CESC – The Kearney Center – support for food and housing for the homeless population in an eight-county area in Florida.
- SAGE – support for emergency food assistance to LGBT elders in New York City.
- Marlboro Country Council on Aging – support for Meals on Wheels for Marlboro County, S.C.
- Senior Resources, Inc. – support for Meals on Wheels for Richland County, S.C.
- Darlington County Council on Aging - support for Meals on Wheels for Darlington County, S.C.
- Marion County Council on Aging – support for Meals on Wheels for Marion County, S.C.
- Meals on Wheels of Horry County – support for meal programs for area homebound seniors.
- YMCA El Paso del Norte Region – help with meal program for vulnerable populations.
- League of United Latin American Citizens – help create emergency essential kits for the elderly that include food/medicine, sanitation supplies and more.
- National Black Child Development Institute – support for distribution of gift cards, food packages, supplies and referrals to resources directly to families in need in Atlanta, Metro D.C., Newark, Los Angeles, New York and Miami.
- Partnership with Native Americans – support to assemble and deliver 689 emergency food boxes to elders, persons with disabilities, the homeless and families who most need supplies during the COVID-19 quarantine.
- Area Agency on Aging of North West Arkansas – support for outreach and service to seniors.
- Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas – support for expanded services.
- Samaritan House Community Center – support for expanded services.
- North West Arkansas Food Bank – support for food distribution and increased demand.
- Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance – support for statewide coordination of SNAP/WIC benefits and COVID response efforts with food banks in Arkansas and other key stakeholders.
- Arkansas Community Foundation – support for hunger relief as well as community sub-grants for nonprofits and community organizations responding to the pandemic.
- University of Arkansas Foundation (UAMS) – support for coordination of northwest Arkansas stakeholders to ensure food security for region.
- OCA National – support for technology needs for online studies for students attending Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions.
- National Urban League – support to create a network platform that will deliver housing counseling to clients of nonprofits service providers and to help meet the financial needs of vulnerable households impacted by COVID-19 in Philadelphia, West Palm Beach, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Louisville.
- United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago – support for communications equipment and PPE for direct support professionals for group homes struggling due to state mandated closure of services sites.
- Celebrating Nebraska Statehood, Inc. – support for PPE and computer for low-income and rural students.
- Center for Asian Pacific American Women – support for technology for online learning.
- The Arc Gloucester – support for technology and adaptive equipment in group home so residents can continue to have contact with family, friends and medical support.
- NAACP – help address the immediate needs of the African American community through tele-town halls and for PPE in Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
- 100 Black Men of America – support for internet access and other resources for students.
- United Way of Northwest Arkansas* – support for expanded services for Arkansas 211.
- Hispanic Federation – help provide relief for frontline workers impacted by COVID-19 in New York.
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – support for PPE and other supplies.
- Banco de Alimentos Puerto Rico (Food Bank of Puerto Rico) – support for hygiene and food items for underserved populations.
- The Arc of Greater Prince William – help with PPE and other supplies.
- Arkansas Healthcare Association – help purchase PPE for residents and employees at assisted living and nursing facilities across the state of Arkansas.
- AltaMed Health Services Corp. – funds to purchase equipment, protective gear for staff and supplies to be able to provide hygiene kits, food security baskets, protective gear to those with the greatest need.
- Mile High United Way – support unmet needs of the communities and agencies impacted by COVID-19 in response and recovery.
- Greater New Orleans Foundation – help provide critical support to organizations delivering services to vulnerable populations.
- Baton Rouge Area Foundation – support for relief fund for Louisiana residents affected by current public health emergency.
- United Way of Central Massachusetts – support for emergency grants for residents.
- Community Foundation of New Jersey – support for coordination of resources to help fight the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable populations.
- Health Research, Inc. – support for medical equipment and supplies for temporary centers in New York.
- Hispanics in Philanthropy – support for PPE for farm workers in the Midwest as well as a relief fund for farm farmworker families.
- LARC, Inc. – support for sanitation of client rooms and PPE for staff.
- Boys and Girls Club of America Native Services – support for 206 Native clubs across the country that serve over 120,000 youth on Native lands.
- University of Arkansas Foundation (UAMS) – support for Spanish and Marshallese translators for Health Now Hotline.
- Mercy Health Foundation – help with equipment to expand regional testing capacities.
* This listing is in no particular order.
We’re honored to work with extraordinary organizations around the country to support the local communities our stores call home. To learn more about our efforts in the United States and around the world, click here.