Governance and Values

Giving by Walmart is overseen by a committee of Walmart executives, consisting of president and CEO Doug McMillon and a group of executives selected for their experience and expertise, in consultation with the Nominating and Governance Committee, a subset of Walmart's majority independent board. The committee plays a role in the oversight of Walmart's social, community and sustainability initiatives and charitable giving. Walmart giving includes the company’s donations to the Walmart Foundation, and other cash and in-kind donations. The Walmart Foundation is a separately incorporated 501(c)(3) private foundation, entirely funded by the company.

Kathleen McLaughlin is president of the Walmart Foundation and is also executive vice president and chief sustainability officer of Walmart. She leads our charitable giving efforts, which, in FY2022, totaled more than $1.5 billion in cash and in-kind support to programs that align with our global philanthropic priorities: Creating Opportunity, Advancing Sustainability, Strengthening Community and the Center for Racial Equity.

The Foundation’s financial statements are audited independently each year. Investments shown on the Walmart.org website, as of March 2022, represent individual grants from fiscal years 2021 and 2022.

Board of Directors

Doug McMillon
Chairman of the Walmart Foundation Board, President and CEO, Walmart Inc.
Kathleen McLaughlin
Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart Inc.
Dan Bartlett
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Anshu Bhardwaj
Senior Vice President, Technology Strategy and Commercialization
Rachel Brand
Executive Vice President of Global Governance, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Cedric Clark
Senior Vice President of Operations, East BU, Walmart U.S.
Eduardo de la Garza
Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Mexico and Central America
Brandi Joplin
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Sam’s Club
Kalyan Raman Krishnamurthy
Flipkart Group CEO
Donna Morris
Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer, Walmart Inc.
John David Rainey
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Walmart
Charles Redfield
Executive Vice President, Food, Walmart U.S.
William White
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart U.S.

Walmart Foundation Officers

Kathleen McLaughlin
President, Walmart Foundation
Julie Gehrki
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Jacquelyn Brigance
Treasurer
Bryan Del Rosario
Secretary
BJ Crouch
Assistant Treasurer


A team of Walmart associates supports both grantmaking and charitable programs funded by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. Programs include Northwest Arkansas Giving Program, Volunteerism Always Pays and Associates Critical Need Trust. Walmart’s operations in Mexico also has its own charitable foundation, wholly funded by Walmart Mexico.

Walmart’s core values guide our philanthropic efforts. We’re dedicated to making a positive, lasting impact and to being fair, open and honest with grantees:

  • Service to the Customer
  • Respect for the Individual
  • Strive for Excellence
  • Act with Integrity
Our Commitment to Our Grantees
Our grantees are at the core of our work. Achieving results depends on many factors, including the quality of our relationships and forging stronger interactions with our most trusted partners - our grantees.