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Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.’s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor.

$2 Million For Financial Literacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/18/2016 12:00 am

When the Walton Family Foundation announced last week that it was giving $2 million to endow the nonprofit Economics Arkansas Foundation, we were thrilled.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $2M to Economics Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2016 9:14 am

The Walton Family Foundation said Thursday that it awarded a $2 million lead donation to endow the Economics Arkansas Foundation, which aims to advance financial and economic literacy in Arkansas education.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $250M to Charters in Little Rock, 16 Other Cities

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 11:16 am

The Walton Family Foundation on Tuesday announced it will give $250 million to charter schools in 17 cities, including Little Rock, as it aims to meet "growing demand for high-quality public school options."

Walton Foundation Hires Kyle Peterson As Director

by Associated Press 6/15/2016 6:46 am

The Walton Family Foundation has hired a new executive director to lead the philanthropic organization. Kyle Peterson will start this fall.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $10M to Wilmerding Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

The Walton Family Foundation donated a $10 million grant to the National Gallery of Art to establish the John Wilmerding Fund for Education in American Art.

Susan Harriman To Lead ForwARd Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Susan Bonesteel Harriman has been named executive director of ForwARd Arkansas, a partnership of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Walton Family Foundation and Arkansas Board of Education that aims to improve public education in Arkansas.

Crystal Bridges to Turn Bentonville Kraft Plant into Art Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2016 10:52 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art said Tuesday that it will turn a decommissioned, 63,000-SF Kraft Foods plant in Bentonville into a visual and performing art space.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Nonprofits

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A nonprofits resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Walton Family Foundation Puts Up $1B to Boost Charter Schools

by Kelley P. Kissel, The Associated Press 1/7/2016 6:49 am

A foundation run by the heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton said Thursday it will spend $1 billion over the next five years to improve public education by backing new charter schools and helping programs already up and running. The Walton Family Foundation has spent more than $1 billion on K-12 education over the past 20 years.

TheatreSquared Selects Team for NWA Design Excellence Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 8:54 am

TheatreSquared Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller announced Monday the design team that will design the theater's future home.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $50M to Teach for America

by Associated Press 11/5/2015 2:15 pm

The Walton Family Foundation says it will donate $50 million over three years to Teach for America to support 4,000 new teachers nationwide.

Walton Report Explores Cultural Offerings in Northwest Arkansas

by Associated Press 11/2/2015 11:40 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art elevated northwest Arkansas' cultural prominence when it opened in 2011, and now the Walton Family Foundation is exploring ways to build off of that momentum.

Walton Foundation Selects Firms for NWA Design Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2015 1:40 pm

The Walton Family Foundation selected 36 firms for its inaugural pool of designers for the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.

Walton Family Foundation to Fund 3 Design Projects

by Alexis Hosticka 9/24/2015 10:19 am

The Walton Family Foundation said this week that it will fund the design of three northwest Arkansas building projects through its Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.

Buddy Philpot Stepping Down as Walton Family Foundation Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2015 1:44 pm

Philpot grew the Walton Family Foundation from $40 million in annual grants to $374 million in 2014, and from a four-person staff to more than 75 employees.

$15M in Walton Family Grants Fuel Culinary Expansion at NWACC

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2015 11:55 am

NorthWest Arkansas Community College said Tuesday that its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management will expand thanks to three grants totaling $15 million from the Walton Family Foundation.

Walton Family Foundation to Support Independent School in Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/23/2015 1:35 pm

The Walton Family Foundation plans to support a new independent school in Bentonville, and it said Clayton Marsh, deputy dean of the college at Princeton University, will be the school's founding head of school.

Karen Minkel to Replace Retiring Rob Brothers at Walton Family Foundation

by Marty Cook 3/10/2015 9:29 am

Karen Minkel will replace Rob Brothers as director of the Home Region program for the Walton Family Foundation, the foundation said in a news release Monday.

Walton Family Awards $5M Challenge Grant for Walton Art Center Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 12:08 pm

The Walton Family Foundation has awarded a $5 million challenge grant in support of a capital campaign to add 30,000-SF of space to the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.