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Walmart Foundation Alaska State Giving Program Accepting Applications through August 20th


Walmart Foundation’s Alaska State Giving Program gives back to the communities it serves

Anchorage (July 20, 2010) – Alaska’s non-profit organizations have until August 20th to apply for grants in the Walmart Foundation’s Alaska State Giving Program. The program provides grants of $25,000 or higher to non-profits that strive to provide opportunities to improve the lives of individuals in our local communities.

The Walmart Foundation has a history of supporting the communities they serve. "We encourage Alaska non-profits to apply before our August deadline," said Angie Stoner, Walmart senior manager for public affairs and government relations. "The Alaska State Giving Program is a way to focus our contributions locally and address unmet needs throughout our communities."

Applications for the final round of program grants in 2010 are being accepted at www.walmartfoundation.org. Organizations that currently operate under the tax-exempt status Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is August 20, 2010.

In 2009, recipients of grants from the Walmart Foundation’s Alaska State Giving Program included: Boys and Girls Clubs of Southcentral Alaska, Catholic Social Services, Fairbanks Rescue Mission, Food Bank of Alaska, Food Pantry of Wasilla, Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministries, Juneau Family Health and Birth Center, Special Olympics Alaska, The Salvation Army

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About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support the charitable causes that are important to customers and associates in their own neighborhoods. The Walmart Foundation funds initiatives focused on education, workforce development, economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness. From Feb. 1, 2009 through Jan. 31, 2010, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $512 million in cash and in-kind gifts globally, $467 million of which was donated in the U.S. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org.

In 2009, Walmart stores, Sam's Club locations and the Walmart Foundation gave more than

$1.5 million in cash and in-kind donations to local organizations in the communities they serve in Alaska. Through additional funds donated by customers, and Walmart and Sam’s Club associates throughout the state, the retailer’s contributions in Alaska totaled more than $1.6 million.

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