Wal-mart Foundation

Location: 702 Sw 8th St, Bentonville, 72716 AR

EIN: 20-5639919

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5Difficult to work with4Bureaucratic2Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues1Culturally incompetent

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Wal-mart Foundation

Apr 21, 2020 1

Reviewer 2299 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Go elsewher for funding. Not worth the time and trouble.


Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Difficult to work with, Culturally incompetent, Bureaucratic

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Apr 19, 2019

Reviewer 586 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

We had been in discussions with the regional contact about our proposal and were encouraged to apply. We were still not funded. I have since discouraged other clients from applying. It appears to be very political.



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Apr 10, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The application is complex with requirements to pull data in ways that just doesn't make sense for a medium sized organization, and requiring data that would be unnecessarily obtrusive to collect for our traumatized clients. That said, it was worth a shot . . . although we did not get funded.

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Apr 11, 2018 2

Did not apply

I was surprised to find out that if you are funded by a United Way organization, you are not eligible to apply for a Wal-Mart Foundation grant. This isn't mentioned on the grant information page, only when you complete the questionnaire to determine eligibility. It would have saved me time if had it been on the grant information page. Many human services providers will run into this issue as many of us are funded by a United Way organization.



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Mar 08, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

I haven't had any issues applying with the Wal-Mart Foundation. We've received the full grant amount we asked for for the last two years (2016 & 2017) and the grant application is nothing out of the ordinary. There are lots of demographics questions on the application. After we received the grant, someone from a PR company reached out to get more information to promote the grant and do a site visit but I heard nothing after the initial contact.

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Feb 22, 2018 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Don't waste resources applying unless you have a connection with someone at the foundation.


Difficult to work with

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Feb 16, 2018 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

I did not find this foundation to be very responsive or accessible.


Difficult to work with

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Oct 06, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Be sure to read their guidelines and instructions immediately before applying. I delayed in completing our application and the rules of the game changed in the meantime. But they did not reject the application for 90 days saying it did not comply with their current process.

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Oct 05, 2017

Reviewer 969 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

We've received three rounds of funding over the past several years with a few requests in between that were not funded. We certainly appreciate their grants. The application and reports are somewhat detailed for a corporate foundation, but their level of giving justifies the preparation time and effort.

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Aug 28, 2017

Reviewer 831 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

It's a long shot, but they have a lot to give, so may be worth a try. Application process is long, quirky, and often bordering on non-sensical. Whoever developed it definitely has NOT worked in fundraising.


Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Difficult to work with, Bureaucratic

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