The Walton Family Foundation’s Latest Move to Boost Access to the Arts is Part of a Grand Plan

The Walton Family Foundation’s Latest Move to Boost Access to the Arts is Part of a Grand Plan

The creation of a new organization tasked with supporting Northwest Arkansas’ growing arts ecosystem represents the latest phase in Alice Walton and her family’s plans to make their home region into a cultural hotspot.

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Inside the Walton Family Foundation’s “Unprecedented” Giving for the Colorado River

Inside the Walton Family Foundation’s “Unprecedented” Giving for the Colorado River

In a conservation push with few parallels in philanthropy, Walton has given many millions of dollars to ensure a healthy future for one of America’s most important rivers. Along the way, it’s become an unlikely—and controversial—power player on Western water issues.

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A Changing Landscape: Five Trends to Watch in Charter School Philanthropy

A Changing Landscape: Five Trends to Watch in Charter School Philanthropy

Last week, IP published an in-depth story taking stock of how private funding for charter schools has evolved in recent years, based on interviews with key grantmakers. Here, we look at the trends likely to shape giving in this space going forward.


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Inflection Point: Taking Stock of Philanthropy and the Charter School Movement

Inflection Point: Taking Stock of Philanthropy and the Charter School Movement

Conversations with top backers of the charter school movement reveal that while some foundations are doubling down on these schools, others are pulling back or rethinking their strategies. We take a deep dive into a funding landscape in flux.

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"Seeds of Inspiration." The Walton Family Foundation's Latest Push for More Diverse Museums

"Seeds of Inspiration." The Walton Family Foundation's Latest Push for More Diverse Museums

As arts funders remain laser-focused on equity—both in terms of representation and access—the Walton Family Foundation makes another big gift towards diversifying the ranks of museum leaders.

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The End of the Charter School Era? Hardly. But a Key Charter Funder is Expanding its Agenda

The End of the Charter School Era? Hardly. But a Key Charter Funder is Expanding its Agenda

The Walton Family Foundation joins the growing number of charter movement backers giving more attention to traditional public schools. Here’s what the funder’s latest grants tell us about where it’s going next.

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Strange Bedfellows? Ford and Walton Join Forces on Arts Diversity

Strange Bedfellows? Ford and Walton Join Forces on Arts Diversity

At first, it seems a bit jarring to see Ford partnering with the Walton Foundation around the issue of curatorial diversity. But a closer look reveals Alice Walton's fingerprints all over a big new initiative. 

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What's So Interesting About This Walton Pledge for NYC Charter Schools?

What's So Interesting About This Walton Pledge for NYC Charter Schools?

The Walton Family Foundation is acting on research that finds that students do better when their classmates come from a range of economic backgrounds. And it's working with some unusual partners.  

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