Dear Hawaii Leaders:
We wanted you to know that Hawaii's non-profit organizations have until August 20th to apply for grants in the Walmart Foundation's Hawaii State Giving Program for 2010.
The program provides grants of $25,000 or higher to non-profits that strive to provide opportunities to improve the lives of individuals in our island communities. Funding is focused on education, workforce development, economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness.
Applications for the final round of program grants in 2010 are being accepted at www.walmartfoundation.org Organizations that currently operate under the tax-exempt status Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is August 20, 2010.
In 2009, Walmart stores, Sam's Club locations and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to local organizations in the communities we serve in Hawaii. Through additional funds donated by customers, and Walmart and Sam's Club associates throughout the islands, our contributions in Hawaii totaled more than $1.3 million.
The Walmart Foundation's Hawaii State Giving Program grant recipients in 2009 included: Aloha United Way; American Diabetes Association; American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter; Arizona Memorial Museum Association; Children's Discovery Center; Ho`ola Lahui Hawai`i,; Kualoa-Heeia Ecumenical Youth Project; Lanakila Rehabilitation Center; and Special Olympics Hawaii.
Please feel free to share this information with non-profit organizations. As a reminder, applications can be made at http://www.walmartfoundation.org. Thank you.
Angie Stoner, Sr. Manager
Public Affairs & Government Relations
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
1288 Columbus Ave. #287
San Francisco, CA 94133-1302