The Walmart Foundation is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) from non-profits serving diverse communities in the United States. The purpose of this RFP is to support work which addresses Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating Education and Career Opportunity for diverse communities. Specific emphasis will be placed on proposals which are able to demonstrate measurable outcomes and address issues within low-income communities which are traditionally underserved.
The Walmart Foundation expects to provide up to a total of $3 M in funding for all projects. Grants should focus on either an innovative idea to address the areas of concern or be programs that are ready to be scaled up to meet the needs of a larger portion of the underserved community it is addressing. Grants will be accepted in the range of $50,000 to $500,000 for the period of one year. We expect that most awards will be $250,000 or below. Organizations should submit one application for their strongest program in one area of interest explained below.
The application cycle is open from December 5, 2016 - January 5, 2017.
LOI and Proposal Submission
LOIs and Proposals must be submitted via CyberGrants, the Walmart Foundation’s online application system. CyberGrants can be accessed on the Walmart Foundation website: http://www.cybergrants.com/walmart/national_loi.
You must use the invitation code: DIRFPCM each time you access the application. The invitation code is case sensitive. If you are a first-time user, you will need to create an online profile before accessing the proposal form. Once the LOI and proposal forms are filled out in CyberGrants, please click “Submit.” Please follow each submission with an email to email@example.com with the subject line, “Diversity & Inclusion RFP” to inform of your submission.
LOIs must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST, January 6, 2017. LOIs and Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered. LOIs and Proposals should be submitted as soon as possible, even prior to the deadline. This allows the Foundation to ask clarifying questions or address errors or misunderstandings if necessary before the application closes.
|Q&A on RFP||November 17, 2016|
|System opens to accept LOIs||December 5, 2016|
|Submit LOIs deadline||January 5, 2017|
|Semi-finalists selected||January 16, 2017|
|Semi-finalists submit proposdals deadline||February 3, 2017|
|Selection of finalist organizations||February 24, 2017|
|Submit finalists’ proposals for funding review||March 2017|
|Notification of Awards||April 2017|
|Disbursement of Awards||Late April 2017|
Statement of Non-Commitment
Issuance of this RFP does not commit the Walmart Foundation to award a grant or to pay any costs incurred in preparation of the proposals to respond to the RFP. Those responding to this RFP must follow its procedures and requirements. Failure to comply with or complete any part of this RFP may result in rejection of the proposal. The Walmart Foundation reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, or to negotiate separately with competing applicants for funds described in this RFP.
The Walmart Foundation reserves the right to modify this RFP and the National Giving Program’s guidelines, submission deadlines and notification dates without prior notice.
About Walmart and the Walmart Foundation
By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. We have stores in 27 countries, employing more than 2.2 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. We are helping people live better by accelerating upward job mobility and economic development for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where we operate and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2 billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit www.foundation.walmart.com.