Holiday Opportunity: Walmart Community Grants 12/3/15 Deadline

walmartWalmart is one of the top 20 employers of refugees in the country.  No matter any controversy or personal opinions, for many of our clients, Walmart offers starter job opportunities that can add U.S. customer service and big box retail experience to resumes.

The Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program will award grants to local nonprofits that help residents within the service area of individual Walmart stores. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2015.

The facility manager has a lot of decision making authority and makes the first recommendations about which proposals he/she support for selection.  (Job Developers, this is one more example of how your strong existing employer relationships can pay off!)

Grants target four strategic priorities:  Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Career Opportunity.  Here’s how they describe Career Opportunity.  (Sounds familiar, right?)

For our communities, living better means greater access to opportunity. The Walmart Foundation supports many initiatives that provide opportunities through job training and placement, career advice and greater access to the resources that help people become self-sufficient.

There are some activities they will not fund with these grants.  Click here for a list of exclusions (like scholarships and salaries).

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