Community Grants FAQs

Eligibility

If the focus area of my program is outside the Walmart and Sam’s Club focus areas, will my application still be considered?

Yes. We encourage funding requests that align with the areas of focus. However, funding requests for programs that work toward strengthening the local community will also be considered.   

If my organization has received funding through another Walmart or Walmart Foundation program, can I still apply for funding?

Yes. Organizations are eligible for consideration through multiple Walmart and Walmart Foundation programs at the same time.

Can I apply for Community Grants from multiple Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and Logistics facilities?

Yes. You can submit applications to multiple facilities. However, your proposed programs must directly benefit the service area of each facility to which you are applying. We also request that you limit the number of pending applications to 25.

Can I receive funding from one facility more than once per funding cycle?

No. Once you have received funding from a facility for this program, you are not eligible to reapply at that facility until the next fiscal year. The 2015 fiscal year begins Feb. 1, 2015 and ends Jan. 31, 2016.  Please note that the application deadline is Dec. 31, 2015.   

Funding Exclusions

Why are scholarships excluded from this program?

The Walmart Foundation provides opportunities for students by supporting nonprofits that provide scholarships, such as United Negro College Fund, Asian Pacific Islander College Fund, American Indian College Fund and Hispanic Scholarship fund. The Walmart Foundation also offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified Walmart associates and their dependents.

Why are Children’s Miracle Network, United Way, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association excluded from this funding program?

Walmart partners with these organizations in other ways and supports local programming through associate and customer fundraising or associate volunteerism.

Award Conditions

Can an organization request a product donation or gift card instead of a grant through the Community Grant Program?

No. Only financial grants are available through the Community Grant Program. Requests for in-kind donations (product and gift cards) should be made at your local Walmart or Sam’s Club facility.

How will I know if I have been selected to receive a grant from this program?

You will receive an e-mail notification once funding decisions have been made.  Each facility manager may set the frequency and process in which application determinations are made.

If selected for funding, how do I receive my grant check?

If approved, grant checks will be mailed directly to the recipient organization at the address listed in the grant application. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. Organizations should contact their local facility from which funds were awarded to schedule a formal recognition event.

Who can I contact if I have questions about the status of a grant?

Please allow up to 90 days for your application to be reviewed. If it has been more than 90 days, please contact your local facility manager or co-manager.