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Apr 30, 2013, 10:07 ET

Walton Family Foundation Invests $8 Million in StudentsFirst

 The Walton Family Foundation announced today that it is significantly increasing its support for StudentsFirst with an $8 million investment...

Mar 27, 2013, 10:55 ET

Walton Family Foundation Announces Education Reformers to Watch

Foundation to recognize individuals whose work will empower families  with high-quality, publicly funded educational options...

Jan 29, 2013, 10:28 ET

Walton Family Foundation Invests $432 Million in 2012; Creates Opportunity To Help Individuals, Communities Live Better

Majority of investments supported K-12 Education Reform, Freshwater and Marine Conservation, and Quality of Life Initiatives in Arkansas and...

Jan 08, 2013, 11:36 ET

Walton Family Foundation Surpasses $300 Million in Startup Investments; Expands Parental Choice through New, High-Quality Charter Schools

Demand for high-quality school options leads largest private funder of charter school startups to support the creation of 1,437 schools since...

Sep 04, 2012, 11:25 ET

Three Foundations Invest More Than $10 Million in Marine Stewardship Council to Grow Global Sustainable Seafood Market

Multi-year investment supports expansion of certification program, continued development of partnerships with fishermen, industry and retailers...

Jun 04, 2012, 14:08 ET

Walton Family Foundation Invests Nearly $21.5 Million In Home Region Initiatives in 2011

Walton Family Foundation Invests Nearly $21.5 Million In Home Region Initiatives in 2011 Part of More Than $500 Million in Total Giving for the...

Apr 25, 2012, 11:15 ET

Walton Family Foundation Invests $71.4 Million in Environmental Conservation Initiatives in 2011

Foundation embraces "conservationomics": conservation solutions that make economic sense  Today the Walton Family Foundation announced...

Mar 07, 2012, 10:36 ET

Walton Family Foundation Invests $159 Million in K-12 Education Reform in 2011

Growing demand for high-quality educational options leads to increase in investment and momentous legislative advances in the education reform...

Nov 16, 2011, 15:25 ET

La Fundación de la Familia Walton invierte US$25 millones en KIPP, a fin de atender a 59,000 estudiantes para antes de 2015

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas, 16 de noviembre de 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE -- Con el objetivo de duplicar la cantidad de alumnos que asisten a las...

Nov 15, 2011, 15:15 ET

Walton Family Foundation Invests $25 Million in KIPP to Serve 59,000 Students by 2015

Investment expected to help double national KIPP enrollment by 2015 With the goal of doubling the number of students who attend KIPP public...

Aug 23, 2011, 10:56 ET

Walton Family Foundation Invests $15 Million in California's Public Charter Schools to Expand Parental Choice

Investment expected to allow 100,000 additional students to attend quality charter schools over next three years The Walton Family Foundation...

Aug 16, 2011, 11:00 ET

Walton Family Foundation Invests $71.8 Million in Environmental Initiatives in 2010

Foundation invests in organizations and programs that pursue lasting conservation outcomes by aligning economic and conservation interests Today...

Jul 27, 2011, 10:15 ET

Walton Family Foundation Invests $49 million in Teach For America

Grant to expand educational leadership nationally and to support teaching corps in seven key regions The Walton Family Foundation announced today...

Jun 28, 2011, 10:30 ET

Walton Family Foundation Invests $157 Million in K-12 Education Reform in 2010

Foundation focuses on expanding parental choice, especially in low-income communities, in order to inspire all schools to improve –...

May 23, 2005, 01:00 ET

Walton Family Foundation Announces Plans to Build Major Museum Featuring American Art

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Joined by a world-renowned architect, art historian, landscape designer, and dignitaries from around...

May 13, 2005, 01:00 ET

Walton Family Foundation Announces Plans to Build Major Museum Featuring American Art

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Walton Family Foundation today announced it has purchased the historic American work of art,...