We invest in initiatives that support the preservation of nature such as forests, oceans, land and water.

In response to the growing climate crisis and to help combat the cascading loss of nature threatening the planet, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation aim to protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030. In support of this commitment, we invest in place-based partnerships that combine conservation, restoration, and sustainable management. Because we work across several supply chains and geographies, we do not limit our giving to a single commodity or issue.

As a business, Walmart works with its suppliers to deliver affordable products in ways that are sustainable for people and the planet, through actions that build transparency and trust. To help prevent deforestation, for example, Walmart asks its suppliers to avoid endangered forests, encourage conservation solutions and increase recycled content.

We look to philanthropy to complement the work of our business to help preserve irreplaceable landscapes by supporting innovations, research, practice adoption and local collaborations. For example, we have made targeted grants supporting innovative approaches to regenerative agriculture, water stewardship, sustainable fisheries and forest preservation.

Our Focus Areas

Our philanthropy is focused on three areas:
Forests

Walmart.org uses philanthropy to support efforts that increase the environmental sustainability of high risk commodities and reduce harmful environmental impacts from supply chain commodities, particularly those that have impacts on the destruction and degradation on global forests. These efforts range from funding research evaluations on industry tools and standards to technical mapping of commodities to determine the relationship between specific farming practices and deforestation trends.


Grantee Spotlight

Conservation International
A 2019 grant to Conservation International supported a workshop for the Coalition for Sustainable Livelihoods in Indonesia with more than 130 stakeholders from the palm, cocoa, rubber and coffee supply chains. This workshop brought together smallholders, civil society, private sector and government representatives to create a roadmap for sustainable development in the North Sumatra and Aceh regions in Indonesia.

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Oceans

Walmart.org invests in programs that support pathways for companies to responsibly source seafood and help improve labor conditions at sea.


Grantee Spotlight

FishWise
With support from the Walmart Foundation, FishWise is able to increase seafood industry engagement through its Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) platform. RISE is a publicly available, open platform that supports seafood companies’ evaluation and monitoring of their product and supply chains.

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Land & Water

Walmart.org supports programs that bring more sustainable practices to the agriculture industry. Farming practices that improve soil health and reduce water consumption can help to protect natural resources for communities.


Grantee Spotlight

The Nature Conservancy
With support from the Walmart Foundation, The Nature Conservancy has made progress towards implementing its reThink Soil Roadmap to manage at least half of U.S. row crop acres (more than 1OO million acres) for soil health and nutrient stewardship by 2025. A 2019 grant was awarded to build on prior learnings to increase the adoption of in-field and edge-of-field practices via expanded soil health work and development of a conservation roadmap for farmers and landowners.

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Applications are by invitation only for 501(c)(3) organizations (or equivalent organizations outside the U.S.) whose work directly relates to the above focus areas. Unsolicited proposals will not be accepted.