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Walmart Foundation Now Accepting 2012 Grant Applications From Alaska Non-Profits


February 14, 2012
Tuesday AM

(SitNews) Anchorage, Alaska – The Walmart Foundation’s Alaska State Giving Program is now accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations across the state. The minimum award for each grant is $25,000. The application deadline for the first round of 2012 grants is March 2, 2012.

The Walmart Foundation is focused on funding much-needed community programs, especially those that address hunger, homelessness, education, job training and other basic needs. Organizations must currently operate under the tax-exempt status Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

"We are proud to support non-profit organizations in the communities we serve and we encourage Alaska non-profits to apply before the March deadline,” said Marlene Munsell, Walmart Alaska market manager. “The Alaska State Giving Program is a way to focus our contributions and make them count throughout the state.”

In 2011, the Alaska State Giving Program awarded $345,000 in grants to 12 non-profits including: Wellspring Revival Ministries, Project Grad Kenai Peninsula, Catholic Social Services, Food Pantry of Wasilla, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Inc., Fairbanks Rescue Mission, Alaska Business Development Center, Covenant House Alaska, North Star Council on Aging Inc., The Downtown Soup Kitchen, Anchorage Library Foundation and Junior Achievement of Alaska.

In May 2010, Walmart and its Foundation made a historic pledge of $2 billion cash and inkind support through 2015 to fight hunger in the U.S. The Walmart Foundation also supports education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness initiatives.

Interested organizations may apply online at



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