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  • Title: The Walton Family Foundation
    Descriptive info: .. go.. About Us.. |.. Contact.. Media Center.. Education Reform.. Environment.. Home Region.. Our Focus Areas:.. Our Goal:.. Improve American K-12 education, especially in low-income communities, by investing in organizations and programs that empower parents to choose among high-performing schools and insert competition into public education.. Learn More.. Achieve lasting conservation outcomes in ocean and river systems that benefit both people and wildlife by aligning economic and conservation interests.. Invest in statewide education reform in Arkansas as well as quality of life initiatives in Northwest Arkansas and in the delta region of Arkansas and Mississippi.. Follow:.. Share:.. Tweet.. Investment Sites Map.. Learn more about our K-12 Education Reform Investment Sites.. Public Charter Startup.. Grant Program.. See if your organization qualifies to apply for a public charter startup grant.. Learn more.. ».. Featured Initiative.. Create Quality Schools.. When policies allow for parental choice, we support the creation of high-quality schools.. Featured Grantee.. Recovery School District designed a system that ensured students had equal access to their school of choice.. Marine and Freshwater Conservation.. Explore the map to learn about our efforts in Marine and Freshwater conservation around  ...   of Mexico oil spill.. Home Region Map.. Explore the map to learn more about our initiatives in our Home Region of Arkansas and the Delta Region of Mississippi.. In our Home Region, we are engaged in efforts to increase academic performance of students across Arkansas.. The Northwest Arkansas Council produced a development strategy to propel northwest Arkansas into the next decade.. Illinois River Watershed Partnership is a diverse group who directly affect the water quality of the river.. Recent News and Media.. New Video: How We Measure Impact.. Developing specific and measurable performance measures about the work a grantee will conduct can be a challenge.. That’s why we produced a new video to help grantees learn how to best build and revise performance measures.. |.. Visit the Media Center.. Who We Are.. The Walton Family Foundation is guided by Sam and Helen Walton's strong belief in the need for innovation and individual empowerment.. In 2012, we made grants and program-related investments totaling more than $432 million.. Learn more.. © 2013 The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.. All rights reserved.. Public Charter Startup Grants.. Forms for Current Grantees.. Privacy..

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  • Title: About Us
    Descriptive info: Overview.. Staff.. Forms For Current Grantees.. 2009 Grant Report.. 2010 Grant Report.. 2011 Grant Report.. 2012 Grant Report.. Grantees.. Grant Proposals.. Evaluation of Investments.. Job Openings.. Sign Up for News.. Follow Us on Facebook.. The Walton Family Foundation.. Sam and Helen Walton in 1989.. When Sam and Helen Walton launched their modest retail business in 1962, one of their goals was to increase opportunity and improve the lives of others along the way.. This guiding principle has played a major role in the phenomenal growth of their small enterprise into a global retail leader.. This principle to the benefit of deserving people and inspiring projects around the world also drives the philanthropic mission of the  ...   philanthropic organizations, the foundation is dedicated to making a positive difference in three focus areas:.. K-12 education reform.. Freshwater and marine conservation.. Quality of life initiatives in our home region.. During 2012, the foundation invested more than $432 million in domestic and international projects that addressed significant social and environmental issues, and sought to create exciting new opportunities.. The foundation continues to implement and expand grant making to fund a positive difference in many diverse communities and in the lives of the people who call them home.. An overview of the Walton Family Foundation.. Our Legacy; Our Story.. At the heart of the Walton Family Foundation is a giving philosophy that is rooted in opportunity..

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  • Title: Walton Family Foundation | Contact Us
    Descriptive info: Contact Us.. Contact The Walton Family Foundation at the address or phone numbers below or submit your question via the form on this page.. We do not accept unsolicited grant proposals.. Bentonville, Ark.. , office:.. 479-464-1570 phone.. 479-464-1580 fax.. K-12 Systemic Education Reform.. Denver, Colo.. , office:.. 303-442-3434 phone.. Freshwater and Marine Conservation.. Washington, D.. C.. 202-457-9017 phone.. Sign up to receive news from The Walton Family Foundation.. Follow us on Facebook.. Contact a member of  ...   , except from public charter school developers who meet certain criteria described in the.. Instructions for Grant Applicants: Public Charter School Startup Grants.. View our.. job postings.. for career opportunities.. Sign up to receive news.. from The Walton Family Foundation.. To contact the.. Walmart Foundation.. , please visit their website.. Walmartfoundation.. org.. For all other inquiries, please use the form below.. * indicates required field.. *.. Name:.. Email Address:.. Phone Number:.. Comments:.. Submit ».. Privacy Policy..

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  • Title: News and Media
    Descriptive info: Sort Stories By:.. Most Recent.. Most Viewed.. Most Shared.. Filter Stories By:.. All Focus Areas.. Walton Family Foundation Invests $20 million in Teach For America.. July 31, 2013.. The Walton Family Foundation is investing $20 million over two years in Teach For America, the national nonprofit that enlists high-quality teachers to work in low-performing school districts to eliminate educational inequity.. June 2013 Education Reformers to Watch.. June 26, 2013.. The Walton Family Foundation recognizes four individuals for their forthcoming work to empower parents with high-quality, publicly funded educational options.. Teach For America – Mississippi Delta Receives $4.. 3 Million Grant.. June 25, 2013.. Walton Family Foundation investment will support more than 1,000 corps member placements over next two years.. Continued Support For Arkansas Public Schools.. June 18, 2013.. The Walton Family Foundation further demonstrated a longstanding  ...   in StudentsFirst, the national advocacy organization founded by Michelle Rhee.. Read more about our investment and how StudentsFirst is empowering parents with more educational options.. 1.. 2.. 3.. Video: Our Vision For Education Reform.. How do we ensure that every kid in America gets a great education? Watch our new video that brings our investment approach to life, and let us know what you think.. Watch Video.. Walton Family Foundation Briefing Kit.. An overview of the Walton Family Foundation [PDF].. Education Reform Briefing Kit.. Information for reporters regarding our Systemic K-12 Education Reform Focus Area.. Read More.. Environment Focus Area Briefing Kit.. Information for reporters regarding our Environment Focus Area.. Follow Us On Facebook.. Join the conversation on Facebook.. In The News.. A Quiet Family Fund Creates a Loud Buzz.. The Chronicle of Philanthropy.. Read more..

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  • Title: Education Reform : The Walton Family Foundation is Committed to Parental Choice and Equal Opportunity in Education through K-12 Education Reform.
    Descriptive info: Shape Public Policy.. Improve Existing Schools.. Investment Sites.. Education Reformers to Watch.. The Walton Family Foundation is committed to improving K-12 education in the United States at every level – in traditional public schools, charter public schools and private schools.. Our core strategy is to infuse competitive pressure into America’s K-12 education system by increasing the quantity and quality of school choices available to parents, especially in low-income communities.. When all families are empowered to choose from among several quality school options, all schools will be fully motivated to provide the best possible education.. Better school performance leads, in turn, to higher student achievement, lower dropout rates and greater numbers of students entering and completing college.. Through three distinct initiatives, we invest in efforts to shift decision-making power over where a child attends school to his or her family by:.. Shaping public policy.. ;.. Creating quality schools.. ; and.. Improving existing schools.. The foundation focuses on a select number of.. investment sites.. , where we intend to show  ...   in 2012.. Full list of education reform grants in 2012.. Map of 2012 grant making by investment region.. Video: Our Approach To Education Reform.. Our Education Reform Grantees.. A full list of our Education Reform grantees can be found here:.. 2012 Walton Family Foundation Grants.. Our Education Reform Staff.. Meet our Education Reform team.. Stay Updated.. about K-12 Education Reform and our goal of improving education in the United States at every level.. To hear about education reform grant announcements, grantee achievements and other news,.. sign up here.. Education Reform Grantee Spotlight.. Recovery School District - New Orleans.. The Recovery School District worked with partners to design a central enrollment system that ensured each and every RSD student had equal access to their school of choice.. Explore the map below to learn more about our K-12 Education Reform Investment Sites.. Public Charter Startup Grant Program.. Find Us On Facebook.. Join the conversation about K-12 Education Reform and our goal of improving education in the United States at every level..

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  • Title: Environment : Marine and freshwater conservation to benefit people and wildlife
    Descriptive info: Freshwater Conservation.. Marine Conservation.. At the Walton Family Foundation, we know that conservation solutions that make economic sense are the ones that stand the test of time.. We work to achieve lasting change by creating new and unexpected partnerships among conservation, business and community interests to build durable solutions to big problems.. We invest in organizations and programs that pursue lasting conservation solutions for oceans and rivers while also recognizing the role these waters play in the livelihoods of those who live and work nearby.. The foundation focuses its environmental giving through two initiatives:.. , in which we work to sustain healthy and resilient communities of both wildlife and people in the Colorado and Mississippi River Basins; and.. , in which we support initiatives that create economic incentives for sustainable resourcemanagement in some of the world s most ecologically rich ocean areas, from Indonesia to Ecuador to  ...   Walton Family Foundation environment team brings together years of experience working toward conservation solutions that work for local economies.. They blend world-class expertise in science, law and economics with real-world experience on the decks of commercial fishing boats, in corporate negotiations, and on the ground with conservation organizations.. Meet the environment team.. The foundation and our grantees are working hard to boost environmental quality and economic prosperity.. To hear about environment grant announcements, grantee achievements and other news, sign up.. Environment Grantee Spotlight.. Gulf Renewal Project.. A unique coalition is working to ensure the adoption and implementation of a restoration plan to address the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.. Explore the map to learn more about our marine and freshwater conservation efforts around the world.. Briefing Kit - Environment Focus Area.. "Like" our pages on Facebook for news about the foundation and the work of our grantees..

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  • Title: Home Region : Arkansas Education Reform, Northwest Arkansas and the Delta Region of Arkansas and Mississippi.
    Descriptive info: Arkansas Education Reform.. Northwest Arkansas.. Delta Region of Arkansas and Mississippi.. In our Home Region, we invest in programs of specific interest to the Walton family that measurably improve the quality of life and enhance educational and economic opportunities for the citizens and communities of northwest Arkansas, throughout the state of Arkansas, and in the delta region.. Through the years, both the Walton family and the foundation have played leadership roles in these areas by addressing key issues and leveraging important opportunities impacting education, economic development and quality of life.. These past investments have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Home Region, and it will continue to be a focus area of extraordinary interest and importance to  ...   be found here:.. Our Home Region Staff.. Meet our Home Region team.. Sign Up for Home Region News.. Want to know when we make announcements about our Home Region?.. Sign up here.. Grantee Spotlight.. KIPP Delta Public Schools.. Enhancing a community means providing more and better educational opportunities, which is why the foundation supports the KIPP Delta Public Schools.. Learn more about our work in Northwest Arkansas and in the Delta Region of Arkansas and Mississippi.. "Like" our pages on Facebook for news about the foundation and the work of our grantees in our home region.. We helped fund the the Northwest Arkansas Council's Development Strategy as part of our quality of life strategies in northwest Arkansas..

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  • Title: Walton Family Foundation | Public Charter Startup Grant Program
    Descriptive info: For Current Grantees.. How To Apply.. Initial Criteria.. Types of Startup Grants.. Seek A Referral.. Application Requirements.. Student Achievement Goals.. Frequently Asked Questions.. As part of the Walton Family Foundation K-12 Education Reform focus area, we invest in organizations and programs that empower parents to choose among high-performing schools and insert competition into public education.. The Public Charter Startup Grant program supports the creation of public charters by providing grants to school developers as they launch new  ...   demonstrate the capacity to dramatically raise student achievement.. The grant program offers financial support to qualified schools during the authorization process and up to their first year of operation.. To find out if your organization would qualify to apply for a Public Charter Startup grant, and to learn about the application process through our partners, please review the.. "How To Apply" page.. If you are a current WFF school startup grantee, please review the.. "For Current Grantees" page..

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  • Title: Walton Family Foundation | Create Quality Schools
    Descriptive info: Once strong policies are in place to allow parental choice, we support entrepreneurs who are creating high-quality schools.. Investment Strategies.. To facilitate the establishment and expansion of new, high quality schools of choice, we invest in:.. School Startups Promising groups starting or expanding schools of choice;.. Charter Management Organizations Replication capacity of proven charter management organizations;.. School Leaders Groups that train people to open and lead quality schools of choice; and.. Facilities Assistance and Financing Groups that assist schools of choice with obtaining and financing facilities.. Our Grantees.. In order to facilitate the establishment and expansion of new, high-quality schools of choice, we invest in grantees such as:..  ...   list of our Create Quality Schools grantees can be found here:.. 2012 Walton Family Foundation Grants.. Measurement.. The Walton Family Foundation expects grantees success to be seen in several ways, including:.. Increasing number of high-quality seats available to low-income parents;.. Lower per-seat cost of creating facilities; and.. Greater leveraging of our funding by grantees.. Grantees are school developers who primarily serve low-income children in our target geographies, and can demonstrate the capacity to dramatically improve education.. See if your organization qualifies to apply.. Create Quality Schools Grantee Spotlight.. Tennessee Charter School Incubator.. Tennessee Charter School Incubator is recruiting and supporting experienced educators and leaders for charter schools in Tennessee..

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  • Title: Walton Family Foundation | Recovery School District
    Descriptive info: Recovery School District -.. New Orleans.. With.. 66 open-enrollment schools.. in the Recovery School District (RSD) in New Orleans, 50 of them public charter and 16 of them traditional public, and.. more than 29,000 students.. , the need for a sophisticated, easy-to-use enrollment and selection system was undeniable.. The enrollment system was decentralized and operated independently on a school by school basis, and as a result some New Orleans students were accepted to multiple schools while others found themselves on waiting lists or scrambling for alternatives.. Under the leadership of Recovery School District Superintendent John White, the Walton Family Foundation worked with partners like the Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice to support the design of a central enrollment system that ensured each and every RSD student had equitable access to their  ...   awareness of the new system through parent workshops, neighborhood canvassing, information at the RSD Parent Centers and advertising.. The Urban League s annual Schools Expo introduced thousands of parents and families to a full landscape of school options while also allowing them to select schools using One App right on the spot.. Deemed a success in its first year, One App allowed 84 percent of entering kindergarten and rising ninth grade students to be placed in.. one of their first three choices.. ranked on their application, with.. 76 percent placed in their top choice school.. As districts, cities and states create technology to accommodate the expanding number of publicly-funded educational choices for parents, these investments will continue.. A similar project was implemented in Denver Public Schools.. Visit their site ».. Recovery School District FAQ..

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  • Title: Environment : Marine Conservation - Marine conservation to benefit people and wildlife
    Descriptive info: The Walton Family Foundation is committed to preserving marine biodiversity in four priority ecosystems around the world through projects that protect threatened species while ensuring that local industries and communities can thrive.. We work with our grantees to establish protected areas for marine wildlife managed by the local stakeholders that understand them best.. To achieve our goal of ocean ecosystems that benefit people and nature alike, we pursue two core strategies.. 1).. Establishing Marine Management in Priority Geographies:.. We work to establish environmentally-responsible and economically-viable management of key ocean ecosystems across the globe.. In each of these areas, we pursue objectives tailored to that ecosystem and the communities that depend on it.. Bird s Head Seascape (Indonesia).. Our work in Indonesia focuses on establishing a network of marine protected areas in the Bird s Head Seascape, one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.. Our goal is to designate up to 30 percent of these areas as protected marine reserves where no fishing is allowed, which will help restore the extraordinary variety of ocean life in the region.. To achieve this goal, we work with the government, local communities and fishing industry to ensure that the seascape is managed in a sustainable and economically-beneficial way for the long term.. Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape (Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama).. Along the Pacific coast of Central and South America, we seek to establish local financing, management and  ...   take economic viability into account.. Around the world, we support efforts to create economic incentives for protecting threatened fish populations.. This means working with local fishermen to give them an economic stake in preserving the fish populations they depend on and ensuring that their livelihood can be passed on to the next generation.. It also means working with seafood retailers and consumers to make sure that there is a market demand for sustainably-caught fish.. Some of our marine conservation grantees include:.. Conservation International Foundation.. Ocean Conservancy.. Environmental Defense Fund.. Marine Stewardship Council.. World Wildlife Fund.. A full list of our marine conservation grantees can be found here:.. 2012 Walton Family Foundation Environment Grants.. The foundation measures grantee progress by utilizing a number of ecological, social and economic indicators.. We track on-the-ground progress using a variety of qualitative and quantitative metrics including:.. Population trends for critical species in target geographies;.. Economic success of fisheries participating in sustainability programs;.. Jobs created by conservation initiatives; and.. Improvements in standard of living and food security for local communities.. Marine Conservation Grantee Spotlight.. Comunidad y Biodiversidad (COBI).. COBI is working with local fishermen in the Baja Peninsula of Mexico to ensure that their main source of income is not depleted by overfishing.. EDF released its "Catch Shares Design Manual: A Guide for Fishermen and Managers" to provide a roadmap to catch share design, which is a focus of our Marine Conservation initiative..

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