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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 4, 2013 – The Walmart Foundation Idaho State Giving Program today announced $75,000 in grants to three non-profit organizations as part of its second giving cycle. In total for 2012, the Walmart Foundation’s Idaho State Giving Program awarded $262,500 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 Idaho,” said Deborah Herron, director for community affairs at Walmart. “We were able to give more than $260,000 last year through our Idaho State Giving Council to support outstanding community programs that are providing important services to those who need it most.”
Grant recipients this cycle include:
- The Hunger Coalition in Bellevue received $25,000
- St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho in Coeur d’Alene received $25,000
- Meridian Food Bank in Meridian received $25,000
One of the grantee organizations, St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho, has a mission to aid low-income and homeless individuals and families through financial assistance, information and referrals while offering individualized attention combined with understanding, compassion, and the knowledge that all people are worthy and deserving of kindness of love. “For 65 years, St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho has been woven into the fabric of the community and will continue to serve those who need us most, “said Jeff Conroy, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul. “Together with our partners, such as the Walmart Foundation, we can reach more people, empower others to change their current conditions and make our world a better place.”
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.