Global Women's Economic Empowerment


Helping women live better

Helping women live better is a defining issue for our world. Announced in 2011, the Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative will help provide more training, market access and career opportunities to nearly 1 million women, many on farms and in factories, ultimately allowing them access to the economic opportunity they deserve. Walmart is embedding this initiative within our business. We will also support these goals with more than $100 million in grants from the Walmart Foundation and corporate donations, making economic opportunity for women one of the largest areas of focus for Walmart's philanthropic giving.

The Walmart Foundation is accepting proposals from domestic (U.S.) 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations interested in empowering women through workforce development and/or higher education opportunities at both the state and national levels. Learn how your organization can apply.

We are not accepting unsolicited proposals for international women's initiatives at this time, but please continue to monitor this page for future funding opportunities.