Walton Family Foundation

Type: Organization
Name: Walton Family Foundation
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Walton Family Foundation gave $9,234,866 to NGOs backing water bond

An analysis of environmental grants that the Walton Family Foundation gave to conservation organizations in 2013 reveals that NGOs supporting Proposition 1, the water bond on California's November ballot, received $9,234,866 in grants while opponents ... [Published Daily Kos - 9 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

State finalists for Teacher of the Year named

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe presented medals and checks Monday to four teachers chosen as state finalists for 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year in a ceremony at the state Capitol.The finalists, selected by a state Department of Education committee from ... [Published Pine Bluff Commercial News - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Bentonville's Moffit Teacher Finalist For State Award

MoffitBENTONVILLE -- Jayna Moffit, a math teacher at Lincoln Junior High School, is one of four finalists for the 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year award.The finalists were named Tuesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Little Rock. The other ... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Soil Health Beneficiary of Conservation Innovation Grant

(Posted Tue. Sep 16th, 2014)Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that the National Corn Growers Association was among the recipients of the Conservation Innovation Grants. The National Corn Growers Association CIG award will be utilized ... [Published Noodls - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Programs awarded grant checks

by TANIAH TUDORPress Argus-Courier StaffTwo Alma School District programs were awarded a grant check of at least $3,000 each from the Walton Family Foundation during the board meeting Thursday night.Alma’s bookmobile program, the Airedale Book Express, ... [Published Press Argus-Courier - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

AGree releases papers on challenges facing agriculture

This week, the AGree initiative, which seeks to build consensus and catalyze action on food and agricultural policy, released five papers addressing individual challenges for the future of agriculture.AGree, if you are not familiar, is an agricultural ... [Published CattleNetwork.com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

New Group Takes Aim at 'Toxic Nature' of K-12 Debate

Published in Print: September 10, 2014, as Group Takes Aim at 'Toxic Nature' Of Nation's Education Policy DebateA well-funded new communications organization headed by a former aide to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan aims to elevate the tone and ... [Published Education Week - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Soil Health Partnership field days

Iowa and Illinois will host this month.  The partnership is a program of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA).This Wednesday, September 10 th , Bruce Kent will host farmers, soil health experts and neighbors on his farm near Lu Verne, Iowa from ... [Published Brownfield Network - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Walton Family Foundation to Award $2 Million for Springdale Park

The Walton Family Foundation has approved a $2 million grant to the City of Springdale in northwest Arkansas in support of a downtown revitalization project, NWA Online reports.The grant will fund the second phase of Walter Turnbow Park, which involves ... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Planners Set To Study, Save Region's Open Areas

Opportunities to be outdoors contribute to the livability and quality of life in Northwest Arkansas and regional planners want to make sure open spaces are preserved for public use as the region grows.A $350,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation ... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Walton Family to shower $302 million on NWA and Delta regions

The Walton Family Foundation’s investment strategy through 2020 includes $302 million to be spent in Northwest Arkansas as well as the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta.The money will go toward economic development, creating more education opportunities that ... [Published The City Wire - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 3 reports

Walton Family Foundation Pledges $302 Million for Home Region

The Walton Family Foundation has announced its grantmaking plans through 2020 for its home region, including an investment of $320 million for northwest Arkansas and the Delta region of Arkansas and Mississippi.Initiatives in northwest Arkansas will focus ... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Aug 22 2014]

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But for the time being, DPI spokesman Tom McCarthy said, "It's a nice, low-cost option for schools to offer advanced credit to their students."
...dentifying, testing and measuring management practices that improve soil health and benefit farmers' operations," said NCGA President Martin Barbre. "NCGA believes projects that share information from farmers to farmers provide platforms that create greater understanding and facilitate broader implement agricultural best practices. This grant will allow the Soil Health Partnership to reach more growers in a shorter period of time than we could do otherwise."
"What's refreshing is that there is some transparency here" with Education Post and its goals and funders, he said. "I don't understand when having [policy] goals became incompatible with having a civil conversation. There is no one in this entire debate [about improving schools] that doesn't have views."
...who are focused on finding solutions that benefit their organizations, their communities and our planet," said Michael M Crow, ASU president. "In only its second year, the Sustainability Solutions Festival has distinguished itself as a vital convening that explores transformative social, environmental and economic collaborations and celebrates their impact on our world."

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Walton Family Foundation gave $9,234,866 to NGO... [Published Daily Kos - 9 hours ago]
Walton Family Foundation donated $9,234,866 to ... [Published Daily Kos - 10 hours ago]
Bentonville's Moffit Teacher Finalist For State... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Sep 17 2014]
5 reasons to be optimistic about Milwaukee high... [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Sep 17 2014]
State finalists for Teacher of the Year named [Published Pine Bluff Commercial News - Sep 16 2014]
4 Named Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Fina... [Published KARK TV - Sep 16 2014]
Soil Health Beneficiary of Conservation Innovat... [Published Noodls - Sep 16 2014]
Programs awarded grant checks [Published Press Argus-Courier - Sep 13 2014]
AGree releases papers on challenges facing agri... [Published CattleNetwork.com - Sep 12 2014]
New Group Takes Aim at 'Toxic Nature' of K-12 D... [Published Education Week - Sep 10 2014]
Three Leadership Groups Join Forces at 2nd Annu... [Published Justmeans - Sep 10 2014]
Three Leadership Groups Join Forces at 2nd Annu... [Published theCSRfeed - Sep 10 2014]
3 leaders to join at Sustainability Solutions F... [Published GreenBiz - Sep 10 2014]
Comprehensive report on school broadband costs ... [Published Arkansas Times - Sep 09 2014]
Barbara Picower Is Back In Business As One Of T... [Published Forbes.com - Sep 09 2014]
Soil Health Partnership field days [Published Brownfield Network - Sep 08 2014]
Walton Family Foundation to Award $2 Million fo... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Sep 08 2014]
Chefs Attend Advocacy Boot Camp In Bentonville [Published KFSM - Sep 08 2014]
National discovery [Published El Paso Times - Sep 06 2014]
Teach for America has faced criticism for years... [Published VOX.com - Sep 05 2014]
Louisiana Conservation Connection Now Available [Published KATC 3 - Sep 04 2014]
Risk and Resilience: Society of Environmental J... [Published Environmental Defense - Sep 04 2014]
The Conversation ‘Corporate Education Reformers... [Published Common Dreams - Sep 04 2014]
UFCW International President Joe Hansen Co-Auth... [Published UFCW - Sep 04 2014]
Former MPS board member Chris Stewart to blog f... [Published MinnPost - Sep 04 2014]
Springdale Gets $2 Million Grant For Turnbow Park [Published North West Arkansas Times - Sep 04 2014]
Potential bright spot for education inequality [Published Chicago Now - Sep 04 2014]
The Wal-Mart-ization of Education: Wal-Mart Wan... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 03 2014]
New Walton-Backed Education Group Seeks Results... [Published Daily Caller - Sep 02 2014]
Take 5: Safe Passage expands, test score analys... [Published Catalyst Chicago - Sep 02 2014]
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Three Leadership Groups Join Forces at 2nd Annu... [Published theCSRfeed - Sep 10 2014]
GreenBiz Group, The Sustainability Consortium and ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives hosting series of events in Phoenix SOURCE: GreenBiz DESCRIPTION: OAKLAND, Calif., September 10, 2014 /3BL Media/– Following the success of the inaugural ...
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The Walmart heirs should save Detroit [Published Daily Kos - Jun 08 2014]
Walmart has had a very bad week. On Thursday, the New York Times reported that at least eight senior executives have left the company since an investigation was launched to probe allegations of massive bribery in Mexico and other foreign markets. ...
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