Financial Information

Total Assets: $3,783,627,318 Total Giving: $442,527,107

Area of Service:

Mississippi, Arkansas

Areas of Interest:

Not Available


Arkansas Education Reform, Delta Region of Arkansas and Mississippi, Education Reform, Environment, Northwest Arkansas, Program-Related Investment, Public Charter Startup Grant Program


The following grants were awarded in 2016: WorkMatters, Fayetteville, Arkansas – $10,000
Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, Little Rock, Arkansas – $10,000
Church of the Pioneers Foundation, Menlo Park, California – $5,000
St Mark Baptist Church,Little Rock, Arkansas – $5,000
First Presbyterian Church of Harrison, Arkansas – $1,000


Giving through two of four funding areas is limited to northwest AR and the Mississippi River’s delta region of AR and MS. Educational funding is limited to target school districts: AR (any district); the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Oakland Unified School District, CA; Denver Public Schools, CO; District of Columbia Public Schools, DC; Atlanta Public Schools, GA; Indianapolis Public Schools, IN; Orleans Parish, LA; Boston Public Schools, MA; Camden City School District, NJ); New York City, NY; OK (any district); Shelby County Schools, TN; Houston Independent School District and San Antonio Metro Area, TX,.
No support for non-established medical research programs.

No grants to individuals, or for endowments for operations, church-related construction projects, travel expenses for groups to compete or perform, or business-related activities such as start-up costs, or expenses related to groups or individuals participating in non-curricular programs.


Giving is focused in three areas: 1) Systemic reform of primary education (K-12); 2) The environment, specifically marine and freshwater conservation; and 3) The foundation’s home region of Northwest Arkansas and the delta region of Arkansas and Mississippi.


Established in 1987 in AR – Founded by the late Sam M. and Helen R. Walton. Sam Walton was the founder of the retail chains Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club.

Quick Facts Sheet


Located in:


Mississippi, Arkansas

United States

Contact Information / Process

Telephone: (479) 464-1570
Fax: (479) 464-1580
E-mail: [email protected]
PO Box 2030 Bentonville, AR United States 72712-2030

Donors & Leadership

Officers and Directors: Carrie W. Penner
Alice A. Proietti
Alice L. Walton
Benjamin S. Walton
Jim C. Walton
LGBas T. Walton
S. Robson Walton
Samuel R. Walton
Steuart L. Walton
Thomas L. Walton
Kyle Peterson Exec. Dir.
Donors: Walton Enterprises, LLC