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
Chairman of the Walmart Foundation Board, President and CEO, Walmart Inc.
Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart Inc.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Walmart
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Senior Vice President, Technology Strategy and Commercialization
Executive Vice President of Global Governance, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
|Eduardo de la Garza|
Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Mexico and Central America
Senior Vice President and Chief Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Sam’s Club
|Kalyan Raman Krishnamurthy|
Flipkart Group CEO
Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer, Walmart Inc.
Executive Vice President, People – Walmart U.S.
Executive Vice President, Food, Walmart U.S.
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart U.S.
Walmart Foundation Officers
President, Walmart Foundation
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
|Bryan Del Rosario|
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