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Northwest Arkansas Giving Program - Local Community Grants

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Walmart and Sam’s Club Facilities

Deadline Date:

12/31/21

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, K-12 schools, IHEs, and faith-based organizations to address community needs. Interested applicants are required to achieve verification before applying. Funding is intended to support activities that meet the unique needs of local residents. Past grants have been awarded to diverse organizations and purposes such as elder services, community clean-up projects, and animal shelters.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198750

Estimated Size of Grant:

Local Community grants range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local community grants are awarded to local organizations in the U.S. Organizations applying must meet one of following criteria:
- An organization holding a current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3), or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed on the IRS Master File and conducting activities within the United States (excluding nationally sponsored organizations, such as American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Children’s Miracle Network and United Way) and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.
- A recognized government entity: State, county or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.
- A K-12 public or nonprofit private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large, such as food pantries, soup kitchens and clothing closets and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.
- Non-charities, including organizations recognized as 501(c)(4)s, like homeowner’s associations, civic leagues, or volunteer fire companies, are excluded

Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.

Grants are not made directly to individuals. Other areas not funded include:
- Association/chamber memberships
- Athletic sponsorships (teams/events)
- Faith-based organizations when the proposed grant will only benefit the organization or its members
- Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns

Pre-Application Information:

The 2021 grant cycle begins Feb. 1, 2021 and the application deadline is Dec. 31, 2021.

Applications may be submitted at any time during this funding cycle. Please note that applications will only remain active in our system for 90 days, and at the end of this period they will be automatically rejected.

Please allow up to 60 days for your application to be reviewed.

All organizations applying for a Local Community grant must be CyberGrants FrontDoor verified prior to applying.

Applications are by invitation only. Unsolicited proposals re not accepted.

In the event of being awarded a grant, organizations should contact the local facility from which funds were awarded in order to schedule a formal recognition event.

Organizations may only submit a total number of 25 applications and/or receive up to 25 grants within the 2021 grant cycle.

Grant Eligibility: https://walmart.org/how-we-give/grant-eligibility

FAQs: https://walmart.org/faqs

How We Give: https://walmart.org/how-we-give

Open Applications and Local Community Grants: https://walmart.org/open-applications

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Take the eligibility quiz: https://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/quiz.display_question?x_gm_id=2797&x_quiz_id=4503&x_order_by=1

To register with CyberGrants FrontDoor: http://www.cybergrants.com/frontdoor/walmart

For the Contact form, see the bottom of the FAQs page at https://walmart.org/faqs.

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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