Sam’s Club Giving Program Supporting Small Businesses Highlighted in Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s Annual Giving Report
The Sam’s Club Giving Program was highlighted in Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s 2015 annual Giving Report. In Fiscal Year 2015, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation awarded more than $1.4 billion in cash and in-kind donations, along with over one million hours of volunteer time by its associates. The Sam’s Club Giving Program and the Walmart Foundation are committed to increasing access to capital and training for small businesses. Accion is a proud partner of Sam’s Club’s impact-driven mission to foster small business development.
Established in 2008, the Sam’s Club Giving Program has provided over $18 million in grants to nonprofits in support of small business. Looking to continue the mission of equipping entrepreneurs with the resources they need, the Sam’s Club Giving Program recently made a five-year commitment to:
- Unlock $100 million in new capital to low- and moderate-income small business owners
- Support 28,000 jobs in the small business community
- Reach 1 million underserved small business owners, educating them on responsible lending and better borrower practices
Accion looks forward to another year of supporting small business alongside the Sam’s Club Giving Program. For more detailed information, read the full Fiscal Year 2015 Walmart and Walmart Foundation Giving Report.