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NEW DELHI, India, August 27, 2019 — Deepening its commitment to improving farmer livelihoods in India, the Walmart Foundation today announced $4.8 million (approximately Rs. 34 crores) in grants to Digital Green and TechnoServe to enable programs that help smallholder farmers have access to agriculture technology, training on sustainable farmer…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., August 7, 2019 — In response to the tragic event in El Paso on Saturday, Walmart is committing $400,000 in direct cash grants to support local community foundations that have set up funds for those impacted by the tragedy.To address the urgent need of support, Walmart is providing cash donations to the El Paso Community…
Dear associates: Last week, our Walmart family suffered two separate acts of violence. It is difficult to find a word strong enough to describe the way we feel. We’re feeling a wide range of emotions – shock, anger, grief. We are also feeling gratitude for the first responders in El Paso and Southaven and proud of the way our fellow associates…
BANGKOK, Thailand, June 11, 2019 — International Justice Mission (IJM), the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, has announced its third grant awarded by the Walmart Foundation to continue addressing human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, in the Thai fishing industry.Thailand is a source, transit and destination…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 6, 2019 — Walmart U.S. today announced it is transforming its community engagement program, aimed at creating new and different ways to engage Walmart associates and customers in supporting their communities through its new Walmart Rise initiative. To kick off the initiative, the company is launching a campaign to deepen…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 3, 2019 – With rain and flooding continuing and expected to worsen across much of the Midwest and South, and communities in Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Texas still experiencing ongoing relief needs due to the recent outbreak of tornadoes, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org have committed to double the support…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 29, 2019 – In response to the record floods and tornadoes that have continued to impact Midwestern and Southern states this spring, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org have committed to provide an additional $150,000 in support through cash and product donations. This builds on earlier commitments in March and early May and…
May 15, 2019 By Janey Whiteside, Chief Customer Officer, Walmart A lot of times when you think about Walmart, you think about how big it is, right? We have 4,700 stores in the U.S. alone. But, if you take a minute to think about it, what’s unique about Walmart is that we have a physical presence in local communities. You walk into one of our…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 9, 2019 – In response to the floods and tornados that have continued to impact midwestern and southern states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org have committed to provide an additional $200,000 in support through cash…
May 6, 2019 By Matt Smith, Walmart Corporate Affairs It’s Bentonville Film Festival Week, and there is a buzz all over town about celebrity sightings and film events. But, this is not just a festival for movie fans - BFF has a mission to influence mainstream media to increase diversity in content. I had a chance to catch up with Brittney Duke,…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 22, 2019 – In communities across the U.S., one in eight Americans, or nearly 40 million people, struggles with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and member food banks are kicking off their sixth annual nationwide “Fight…
March 27, 2019 Last year, the Walmart Foundation committed US$25 million (approximately Rs. 180 crores) to philanthropic initiatives to improve farmer livelihoods in India over the next five years. Today, the organization announced two recipients of those funds - International Fertilizer Development Center and International Development Enterprises…