Top 50 Corporate Giver

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

wal-mart.com

Contact:

Foundation program:

The Wal-Mart & SAM'S CLUB Foundation
70 % of giving is through foundation

Signature program:


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. contributes back to the local community through Wal-Mart Good Works community ivolvement program. Each store and club has funding to assist organizations and programs that improve the qualty of life in their local community. Dedication to local organizations is the cornerstone of our Community Grand Program. An organization may be eligible to request funding by contacting their local Wal-Mart, SAM'S CLUB, Neighborhood Market or distribution center.


 Donations
2004 cash donations $ 188,000,000
As pct. of revenue 0.1 %
As pct. of earnings 1.2 %
Change since 2003 6.8 %
Change since 2002 20.5 %

2004 in-kind donations $ 19,000,000
As pct. of revenue 0 %
As pct. of earnings 0.1 %
Change since 2003 58.3 %
Change since 2002 171.4 %

Projected increase/decrease increase

 Favored Issues
  arts   education   community development   health care   international
  Arts   Edu   Comm   Health   Intl

   Other / specifics:   Community services -- police, fire departments, libraries and hospitals
Literacy
Scholarships
Military families assistance
Environment


 Major Objectives

Our major objective for giving is to improve the quality of life in the comunities where our store customers and associates live and work, based on the philosophy of "giving back" locally. We focus our giving on helping community-based organizations; education and scholarships; and children's health and well-being -- especially programs that serve our youth.