Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program Gives Back to the Communities it Serves
RENO, Nevada, August 17, 2009 – The Walmart Foundation has announced the 10 organizations that have received the first round of grants in the State Giving Program, totaling $325,000. This program addresses unmet needs throughout Nevada communities through quarterly grants.
The Walmart Foundation has a history of supporting the communities it serves. "We are proud to be able to support these worthy organizations and recognize their considerable contributions to our communities," said Aaron Rios, Senior Manager for Public Affairs and Government Relations for Walmart in Nevada. "The Nevada State Giving Program is a way to focus our contributions and make them count."
The State Giving Advisory Council in Nevada accepted grant applications from organizations that currently operate under the tax-exempt status Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The following organizations in Nevada received grants this funding cycle:
- Crisis Call Center (Reno): $25,000.
- Help of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas): $50,000
- Las Vegas Natural History Museum (Las Vegas): $25,000
- National Association for Beginning Teachers (Henderson): $50,000
- Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (Las Vegas): $25,000
- Nevada Health Centers, Inc. (Carson City): $25,000
- Springs Preserve Foundation (Las Vegas): $25,000
- Street Teens (Las Vegas): $50,000
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Las Vegas): $25,000
- Blind Center of Nevada, Inc. (Las Vegas): $25,000
Applications for the next round of grants are currently being accepted at www.walmartstores.com/communitygiving. Organizations that operate under the tax-exempt status Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code are encouraged to apply.
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About Philanthropy at Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support the charitable causes that are important to customers and associates in their own neighborhoods. Through its philanthropic programs and partnerships, the Walmart Foundation funds initiatives focused on creating opportunities in education, workforce development, economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness. From February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009, Walmart – and its domestic and international foundations – gave more than $423 million in cash and in-kind gifts globally. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org.
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