Giving Blitz! 1 Million Dollars in Grants Available to Eligible Canadian Non-Profits

Walmart Canada kicks off Giving Tuesday by inviting eligible community organizations to apply for 1,000 local grants of $1,000 to support hunger relief and local services that help families in need.

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - This Giving Tuesday, Walmart Canada is having a giving blitz with 1,000 grants of $1,000, totaling 1 million dollars, to eligible Canadian non-profit organizations.  Community-based non-profits, including registered charities, that support community engagement, including hunger relief, are invited to apply for a Community Giving Grant on the Walmart Canada corporate website (walmartcanada.ca) by December 20, 2016.

Every year, Walmart Canada issues Community Giving Grants across the country to non-profit organizations that help community members in need. During this holiday season, Walmart will review applications and approve Community Giving Grants to non-profit organizations, including registered charities that meet the eligibility criteria. Approved organizations will receive their grants in 2017. These Community Giving Grants expand on Walmart's ongoing commitment to hunger relief and to support local non-profit engagement in the communities we serve.

"At Walmart, we believe we have a responsibility to support the commendable organizations serving our local communities," said Bob Hakeem, Chief Operations Officer, Walmart Canada. "We encourage non-profit organizations and charities to apply for one of these grants so Walmart Canada can support your efforts."

How to apply:

  • Visit Walmart Canada's Community Grant Program page on walmartcanada.ca.
  • Review the eligibility criteria on the Community Grant Program page.
  • If you meet the eligibility criteria, click Apply Now.
  • Select Canada (English) or Canada (French).
  • Beside New User, click Start Here.
  • Select organization type.
  • Select $1000 Community Giving Grant option.
  • Fill out profile and submit application for consideration by December 20, 2016.

Since 2012, Walmart Canada has donated more than $6 million through the Community Giving Grant Program in support of community-based, non-profit organizations. For more information on all of Walmart Canada's community giving initiatives or to apply for the $1,000 Community Giving Grant, please visit Walmart Canada's corporate website. Walmart Canada encourages registered non-profit organizations to apply annually for our Community Giving Grant Program. To see our grants in action, please visit http://www.walmartcanada.ca/our-grants-in-action

About the Community Giving Grant Program

Walmart Canada issues $1,000 grants to eligible non-profit organizations, including registered charities and Government-owned or controlled community centres, parks, schools, libraries, shelters and hospitals. The eligibility criteria are listed on Walmart Canada's website. Currently there are 1,000 grants available.  Click here to learn more.

About Hunger Relief at Walmart Canada

Walmart is committed to making a real difference in relieving hunger in our communities. In Canada, Walmart stores have donated more than five million pounds of food to food banks across the country through our comprehensive food diversion program. This program pairs Walmart Canada stores with a local food bank and ensures good food is donated to those who need it most. Walmart donates one billion pounds of food in North America each year. Since 2011, Walmart Canada and the Walmart Foundation have donated more than $4.1 million to Food Banks Canada to strengthen the charitable meal system, meaning more trucks, more refrigerators and more people to get this food to those who need it most. This increased capacity offers local food banks and food recovery organizations the ability to accept more food from donors, be it from Walmart or any other organization including other retailers that has good food to donate.

About Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of more than 405 stores nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada's flagship online store, walmart.ca is visited by 600,000 customers daily. With more than 90,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada's largest employers and is ranked one of the country's top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada's extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart Canada has raised and donated $250 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found at walmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/walmartcanada.

SOURCE Walmart Canada

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Anika Malik, Manager, Corporate Affairs, anika.malik@walmart.com, 416-562-8193; For donation inquiries, please contact: cadonations@walmart.com


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