Our commitment to you
At Walmart, we are grateful for the sacrifice our nation’s veterans, military men and women and their families have made in service to our country. It is our duty and our honor to support our military not only when they are in uniform, but also when they transition to civilian life. We are committed to helping them as they face this important period through job opportunities as well as support for programs that provide job training, reintegration support and education.
In 2011, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation recognized that opportunity sometimes isn’t the only challenge facing transitioning military families. Therefore, the company committed $20 million by 2015 to support veterans and their families with assistance for programs that provide job training, transition help and education. With the early completion of the commitment in May of 2014, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation renewed the commitment, announcing an additional $20 million through 2019 to support job training, education and innovative public/private community-based initiatives that address challenges many veterans face when returning to civilian life.
Our partners in support
Goodwill Industries International
A longtime supporter of Goodwill, the Walmart Foundation is funding the next iteration of Operation: GoodJobs programming which places a special emphasis on resources and job training for female veterans.
Women Veterans Network
Boston University School of Medicine - In May 2018, the Walmart Foundation granted over $250,000 to the Women Veterans Network building upon a 2017 grant which helped launch the program. WoVeN at Boston University is a program where BU clinicians and researchers are leading a 5-year initiative to establish a nationwide network of structured, trained peer-facilited, 10-week support groups for female veterans to enhance wellness, quality of life, family relationships and referrals for additional services.
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc.
Center for Public-Private Partnerships (CP3): In 2015, the Walmart Foundation awarded a $500K grant to support The Veterans Metrics Initiative (TVMI): Linking Program Components to Post-Military Well-Being study. This five-year study will assess the well-being of 9,500 veterans 0-90 days post separation from military service to within three years thereafter, and document and analyze the components of the transition and reintegration programs the veterans report that they use.
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation proudly support the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)'s AmericaServes initiative. Launched in 2013, this inititaive streamlines and digitally connects veteran services to those who are in need of them.
Hire Heroes USA
In May 2019, the Walmart Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to Hire Heroes USA to support the expansion of their employment programs and improve data collection and reporting. Hire Heroes USA is a veteran service organization dedicated to empowering US Military members, veterans and their spouses as they seek civilian employment.
In 2018, the Walmart Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to Operation Homefront for Critical Financial Assistance (CFA). The CFA program supports caseworkers who help create stability plans, provide counseling and make referrals to resources in order to build strong, stable and secure military families. In response to the 2017 hurricane season, the Walmart Foundation granted $500,000 to the organization's CFA program to help meet the urgent needs for military families affected by disaster or deployed to help with relief and recovery.