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Walmart State Giving Program Seeking Applications from Nonprofits
Walmart State Giving Program Seeking Applications from Nonprofits

ATLANTA -- The Walmart Foundation is currently accepting applications from Georgia nonprofits for the first funding cycle of the State Giving Program.

Walmart established the State Giving Program to further support organizations that create opportunities for local citizens.

Selected by a council of Walmart associates who know first-hand the needs of their communities, the nonprofits receive grants starting at $25,000. These funds are used to establish new programs or elevate existing initiatives focused on education, workforce development, economic opportunity, environmental stability, health and wellness, and hunger.

Applications may be submitted online through Friday, Apr. 22.

"The support we received from the State Giving Program was instrumental in helping children in Atlanta fulfill a solid education," said Bill McCargo, president of the Atlanta Education Fund (AEF). "The grant helped support our College Success program and other critical programs at AEF to help children who come from lower income families break barriers and get on the road to success."

In 2010, the Walmart Foundation donated more than $1.2 million to Georgia charities and organizations, including:

* America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Savannah
* Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Inc., Atlanta
* Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, Inc.
* Camp Kudzu, Inc., Sandy Springs
* Carroll County Soup Kitchen, Inc., Carrollton
* Communities in Schools of Georgia, Inc., Atlanta
* Feeding the Valley, Inc., Columbus
* First Book
* Georgia Family Connection Partnership, Inc., Atlanta
* Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta
* IDEALS Foundation, Inc.
* Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta/Emory
* Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc., Atlanta
* Share Our Strength
* State YMCA of Georgia, Inc., McDonough
* TERN, Inc., Forsyth
* W.E.B. Du Bois Society, Inc., Atlanta

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