Family of Walmart Founder Creates $1M LGBTQ Fund in Response to Anti-Trans Measures


Foundation: Arkansas Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Walton Family Foundation

The Alice L. Walton Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation have established a $1 million fund for the LGBTQ advocacy group in Walmart's home state of Arkansas. The Arkansas Community Foundation will be distributed grants from this fund.

The fund is in response to a proposal by the Arkansas legislature to prohibit LGBTQ civil rights in the state, especially the rights of transgender youth and young adults. Among them is a law that prohibits gender-affirming health care interventions for young transgender people. Tom and Olivia Walton said in a joint statement affirming that now is the time to take action, recognizing that LGBTQ Arkansas people are facing increasing challenges and need community-driven solutions. Read the Entire Article


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Foundation: Inland Empire Community Foundation

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Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut

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Foundation: Blue River Community Foundation

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When Bongani Luvalo and Jabulane Hope Thabethe set out to walk 645 miles from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Durban, they didn't plan to spend two days walking without shoes. "I wanted to walk for...more

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How To Drive Great Partnerships: Reflecting On $20M For America's Youth

"When corporations like Bridgestone don't just give but gather others to play a role in grassroots support with a direct and clear impact on their local communities, it makes all the...more






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