We complement and extend the impact of Walmart’s social and environmental initiatives through philanthropic efforts. Through both in-kind and cash gifts, Walmart, the Walmart Foundation and Sam’s Club give over $1 billion annually to projects that create opportunity, enhance sustainability and strengthen community.
Community giving is something we are very proud of at Sam’s Club. We believe we make the greatest difference by supporting causes that are important to our members and associates. We are so proud to offer local nonprofit organizations funds through our Community Grant Program. These grants are available year-round and range from $250 to $2,500. Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.
Our associates are also passionate about giving back through volunteerism. Our Volunteerism Always Pays or VAP program allows each of us to make a positive impact in the communities we serve, both through time and money. Through Volunteerism Always Pays, eligible organizations can also receive a monetary donation-based on the time our associates spend volunteering, to further support these organizations and their missions.
To apply for a Community Grant, please visit the Walmart Foundation website.
Our commitment to giving also includes a desire to drive sustainability that positively impacts everyday individuals, and our planet. We have donated 64 million meals, and helped recycle over 496,000 tons of material that include cardboard, plastic, aluminum and food waste. These efforts combined with our support of small businesses contribute to a strong economy and healthy population.