Walmart Foundation Now Accepting 2012 Grant Applications From Alaska Non-Profits
Walmart Foundation’s Alaska State Giving Council provided $345,000 in grants in 2011
Anchorage, AK – Feb. 10, 2012) – The Walmart Foundation’s Alaska State Giving Program is now
accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations across the state. Interested
organizations may apply online at www.walmartfoundation.org. The minimum award for each grant
is $25,000. The application deadline for the first round of 2012 grants is March 2, 2012.
The Walmart Foundation is focused on funding much-needed community programs, especially
those that address hunger, homelessness, education, job training and other basic needs.
Organizations must currently operate under the tax-exempt status Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal
"We are proud to support non-profit organizations in the communities we serve and we encourage
Alaska non-profits to apply before the March deadline,” said Marlene Munsell, Walmart Alaska
market manager. “The Alaska State Giving Program is a way to focus our contributions and make
them count throughout the state.”
In 2011, the Alaska State Giving Program awarded $345,000 in grants to 12 non-profits including:
Wellspring Revival Ministries, Project Grad Kenai Peninsula, Catholic Social Services, Food Pantry
of Wasilla, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Inc., Fairbanks Rescue Mission, Alaska Business
Development Center, Covenant House Alaska, North Star Council on Aging Inc., The Downtown
Soup Kitchen, Anchorage Library Foundation and Junior Achievement of Alaska.
About Philanthropy at Walmart
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around the globe. In May 2010, Walmart and its Foundation made a historic pledge of $2 billion cash and inkind
support through 2015 to fight hunger in the U.S. The Walmart Foundation also supports education,
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