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2011-08-16 10:00:00

Foundation invests in organizations and programs that pursue lasting conservation outcomes by aligning economic and conservation interests BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Walton Family Foundation announced investments totaling more than $71.8 million in environmental initiatives in 2010. A majority of grants were made to organizations and programs that pursue lasting conservation outcomes in ocean and river systems to the benefit of both people and...

2011-07-27 09:15:00

Grant to expand educational leadership nationally and to support teaching corps in seven key regions BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Walton Family Foundation announced today that it is investing $49.5 million over three years in the national nonprofit Teach For America. Roughly half of the investment will support Teach For America's national effort to double the size of its teaching corps, as well as support its network of alumni leaders in education. The...

2011-06-28 09:30:00

Foundation focuses on expanding parental choice, especially in low-income communities, in order to inspire all schools to improve - ultimately increasing student achievement BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Walton Family Foundation announced investments totaling more than $157 million in education reform initiatives for 2010 - a $23 million increase over 2009, in which education reform grants totaled $134 million. Grants were made to organizations and...

2010-09-29 07:00:00

Poll is timely day after Mabus report recommends BP fines be dedicated to Gulf restoration fund WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly three out of four voters (72%) in Gulf region states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas) say they'd be more likely to vote for federal legislators if they support funding to restore the environmental health of the Gulf, according to a new poll released today. The poll was funded by the Walton Family Foundation on behalf of a...

2010-02-24 05:57:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- For 34 years, Dr. James Arkins has been caring for the health needs of thousands of families in Northwest Arkansas. But thanks to a gift by The Walton Family Foundation, Dr. Arkins' legacy of caring for couples and families will continue following his recently announced retirement. Thirteen years ago, Dr. Arkins and his wife Anne were invited to speak at marriage conferences around the nation by FamilyLife, the world's largest marriage...


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