Meet the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group

The Walton Personal Philanthropy Group is a group of like-minded individuals who are committed to making a difference in the world. We are passionate about giving back and making a positive impact on the lives of others. We believe that philanthropy is not about how much money you give, but about the difference you make. We are proud to support causes that are important to us and to our community.

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Introducing the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group

The Walton Personal Philanthropy Group is a new way for Walton Family Foundation grantees and staff to connect with each other and share best practices in philanthropy. The group is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about philanthropy, whether they are a grantee, staff member, or simply have an interest in the topic.

Who we are

The Walton Personal Philanthropy Group (PPG) at the Walton Family Foundation is a select group of families who have chosen to deepen their impact by pooling their resources and sharing their time, expertise, and connections.

The PPG works together to identify and invest in solutions that create transformational change. Our members are committed to supporting effective organizations and leaders who are making a difference in the areas they care about most.

The PPG is a diverse group of families with a wide range of interests, but we all share a passion for giving back in ways that are strategic, impactful, and personally meaningful. Our members hail from across the country and around the world, but we come together around a common set of values:

– We believe in the power of philanthropy to change lives and create lasting change.
– We are committed to learning and growing as philanthropists.
– We value collaboration and partnership as a way to magnify our impact.
– We take an active role in our philanthropy, using our time, talent, and treasure to make a difference.
– We approach our work with humility, humor, and empathy.

If you are interested in joining the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group, please contact us at [email address].

What we do

At the Walton Family Foundation, we work to improve lives and make a lasting difference by investing in three areas: opportunity, K-12 education and environmental conservation.

We are a family foundation, and philanthropy is a family tradition. Our Personal Philanthropy Group allows family members to make their own grants to support causes they are passionate about.

The Walton Personal Philanthropy Group supports a wide range of causes, including education, health care, the environment and the arts. We have made grants to organizations working on a variety of issues, such as access to early childhood education, workforce development and climate change.

We are committed to making a difference in the lives of those we serve and to improving the communities where we live and work.

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Why we do it

Giving back is at the core of who we are and what we do. We are inspired by the belief that everyone has the power to make a difference, and we are committed to empowering our clients to use their philanthropy to create lasting change in the world.

We are a team of experienced professionals who provide customized philanthropic services to individuals, families, and businesses. We work with our clients to design and implement personalized giving programs that align with their interests and passions. We provide guidance on how to maximize the impact of their philanthropy, and we offer administrative support so that they can focus on what matters most to them.

We are proud of the work that we do, and we are honored to be a part of our clients’ journeys as they make a difference in the world.

Our Approach to Giving

The Walton Personal Philanthropy Group (WPPG) believes in changing lives and communities for the better. We take a strategic and thoughtful approach to our giving, which is informed by our deep understanding of the issues and causes that are important to our family. Our focus is on making a lasting and meaningful difference in the areas that we care about.

What motivates us

motivates us is the opportunity to have a tangible and lasting impact on the lives of others. Seeing the difference that our philanthropy can make – whether it’s helping a student reach their potential or making our communities safer and more vibrant – is what gets us out of bed in the morning.

We also feel a responsibility to give back. We’ve been fortunate enough to have been given a lot in life, and we believe it’s our duty to help make the world a better place for future generations. We want to set an example for others, and show them that it is possible to make a real difference.

And finally, we do it because it’s simply the right thing to do. At the end of the day, we want to be able to look back on our lives and know that we made a positive impact on the world around us.

What we look for in a charity

We want to make sure our gifts are used effectively to further the mission of the organization and have a lasting impact. Our approach to giving is focused on three main areas:

-Making a difference: We aim to support charities that are making a real and measurable difference in their field.
-Effective use of resources: We look for efficient and well-run organizations that make the most of donations.
-Sustainability: We focus on organizations that have a clear plan for sustaining their work over the long term.

How we decide how much to give

The Walton Family Foundation is a private charitable foundation established by the late Sam and Helen Walton. We are committed to improving lives through education and conservation initiatives.

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We approach giving with a strategic mindset, looking for opportunities to have the biggest impact. We support organizations working on the frontlines in four areas: education, climate, conservation and opportunities for underserved communities.

We also believe in supporting underserved communities through our grantmaking. Our focus on quality of life extends beyond educational opportunities to include workforce development, access to nutritious food and safe neighborhoods.

Our Giving Portfolio

The Walton Personal Philanthropy Group (WPPG) was created to help us thoughtfully and efficiently give back to the causes and organizations that are important to us. We work to identify, assess and invest in opportunities that reflect our unique interests and capabilities. Our goal is to be strategic and impactful in our giving while also supporting a broad range of causes.

Our focus areas

We focus our giving in four areas: education, environmental stewardship, community and the arts.

Each year, we evaluate and adjust our giving priorities to ensure that we are having the most impact possible. We also seek out opportunities to leverage our resources by partnering with other philanthropic organizations.

Walton Family Foundation dollars go further when they are combined with other investments, whether those investments are financial or in-kind contributions of time and expertise.

Our current charities

We focus our giving in four areas: K-12 education, higher education, arts and culture, and community development. We also support a few other causes that are near and dear to our hearts.

In order to make the biggest impact possible, we focus our giving on a select group of charities that we feel are having the greatest impact in their respective areas.

Our current charities include:
-The Walton Family Foundation
-The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
-The Anschutz Foundation
-The Broad Foundation
-The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
-The Ford Foundation
-The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Our past charities

Since its inception in 1987, the Walton Family Foundation has awarded more than $3 billion in grants. Our giving is focused on four areas: environment, education, community and opportunity.

We’re proud to have supported a wide range of charities over the years, including:
-A Broader View Volunteers Corporation
-ACLU Foundation
-American Academy of Pediatrics
-American Museum of Natural History
-Boys & Girls Clubs of America
-Center for Reproductive Rights
-Common Sense Media
-Discovery Education
-Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Get Involved

The Walton Personal Philanthropy Group (WPPG) is a family foundation that was created to help our family give back to causes and organizations that are important to us. We are committed to making a difference in the lives of others and we hope that you will join us in our efforts.

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How to join the group

The Walton Personal Philanthropy Group (WPPG) is an opportunity for Walton family members and descendants to deepen their involvement in philanthropy and build on the legacy of giving that has been a cornerstone of the family for generations.

The group is open to any Walton family member or descendant 18 years or older. There are no membership dues. Members are asked to commit to:
-- Giving generously of their time, talent and resources to causes they care about
-- Sharing their philanthropic journey with others in the group
-- Learning about effective giving together
-- celebrating successes and learning from failures

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact us at [email protected]

What to expect

At the Walton Family Foundation, we believe that everyone has a role to play in improving the world around us. That’s why we’re committed to empowering people to make a difference in their communities.

Our Personal Philanthropy Group is a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about making an impact. Through our programs and events, members have opportunities to learn about philanthropy, connect with other changemakers and make a difference in the world.

Here’s what you can expect when you join the Personal Philanthropy Group:

-A community of like-minded individuals who are committed to making a difference
-A variety of programs and events that will educate and inspire you
-Opportunities to connect with other changemakers and make an impact in your community

FAQs

Still have questions? Take a look at our FAQs below or contact us at [email protected] We’re happy to help!

How do I join the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group?
Joining the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group is easy! You can become a member by making a qualifying gift of $1,000 or more to the Walton Family Foundation. Once you’ve made your gift, you will be automatically enrolled as a member and will receive exclusive benefits and invitations to special events throughout the year.

What are the benefits of being a member of the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group?
As a member of the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group, you will enjoy a variety of benefits, including invitations to exclusive events, personal philanthropy resources and much more. In addition, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your membership dues are supporting the work of the Walton Family Foundation.

What is the difference between the Walton Family Foundation and the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group?
The Walton Family Foundation is a private foundation that makes grants to support education, conservation and community initiatives in Arkansas and around the world. The Walton Personal Philanthropy Group is an association of individuals who share a passion for philanthropy and want to support the work of the Foundation. Membership dues help fund operating expenses for the group, as well as support grants from the Foundation.

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