Walmart charity awards $321K to Springs nonprofits

179330649The Walmart Foundation’s Colorado State Giving Program has awarded $321,000 to eight nonprofits across the state, including three in Colorado Springs.

Grant recipients include Colorado nonprofits that help fund and provide education, economic empowerment, nutrition and relief to residents in need, according to the Jan. 22 news release.

“When businesses take their responsibility to the community seriously everybody wins,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said in the release. “We are fortunate that many businesses, like Walmart, partner with nonprofits across the state. Working together we are helping to make a difference and improve the lives of all Coloradans.”

The eight nonprofit organizations to receive grants from Walmart Foundation’s Colorado State Giving Program are:

  • Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, received a $25,000 grant to help empower residents with disabilities and learning impairments;
  • Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, received a grant for $50,000 to support the organization’s Children’s Nutrition Initiative;
  • Women’s Resource Agency Inc., received a $30,000 grant to support the empowerment of women in Colorado;
  • Kids Aid, based in Grand Junction, received a $40,000 grant to support needy children and the organization’s Backpack Program;
  • Project Angel Heart, based in Denver, received a $30,000 grant for a program that delivers nutritious meals to residents with life-threatening illnesses;
  • Broadway Assistance Center, based in Denver, received a $26,000 grant to help provide emergency assistance, hunger relief, health services and other services to families in need; 
  • We Don’t Waste Inc., based in Denver, received a $65,000 to feed the hungry; and
  • LaPuente Home Inc., based in Alamosa, received a $55,000 grant to provide food and shelter for the homeless.