Walmart Foundation Gives $235,000 to New Mexico Nonprofit Organizations

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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 31, 2013 – The Walmart Foundation New Mexico State Giving Program today announced $235,000 in grants to six non-profit organizations as part of its second giving cycle. In total for 2012, the Walmart Foundation’s New Mexico State Giving Program awarded $435,000 to non-profit organizations throughout the state. The council awards grants starting at $25,000 to nonprofit organizations that serve a particular state or region.

“The Walmart Foundation is proud to make a real difference in New Mexico,” said Josh Phair, senior manager for community affairs at Walmart. “We were able to give more than $435,000 last year through our New Mexico State Giving Council to support outstanding community programs that are providing important services to those who need it most.”

Grant recipients this cycle include:

  • Haven House in Rio Rancho received $50,000
  • Youth Development in Albuquerque received $30,000
  • Harvest Ministries in Roswell received $65,000
  • Share our Strength received $40,000
  • Avance in Las Cruces received $25,000
  • Catholic Charities in Gallup received $25,000

One of the grantee organizations, Haven House, has a mission to help domestic violence victims gain immediate safety plus knowledge, skills and resources to succeed in lives free of violence. “We are honored to partner with the Walmart Foundation to serve domestic violence victims by providing an array of services including emergency shelter, crisis intervention, legal advocacy, community and shelter support groups, and life skill programs for victims and their children,” said Cosmina Hays, Interim Executive Director for Haven House. “Walmart Foundation makes a great impact in our community by supporting the survivors of domestic violence.”

To be considered for support, prospective grantee organizations must submit applications through the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program’s online grant system. Applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to meet the program’s minimum eligibility criteria. The spring 2013 grant program is now open and accepting applications through March 1, 2013. Additional information about the program’s funding guidelines and application process are available online at www.walmartfoundation.org/stategiving.

About Philanthropy at Walmart 
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support initiatives that are helping people live better around the globe. In May 2010, Walmart and its Foundation made a historic pledge of $2 billion through 2015 to fight hunger in the U.S. The Walmart Foundation also supports education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness initiatives. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org.

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