Grantmaking foundation assets, giving. Besides other announced gifts, the state's top grantmaking foundations revealed total grantmaking for 2016 on their 990 nonprofit tax returns. What follows is an overview of those foundations, their total assets and grant totals. The Walton Family Foundation The Walton Family Foundation, headquartered in Bentonville, makes grants in three major areas: K-12 education, including public charter school startups; environmental causes; and "home region" gifts, which go largely to the Delta and Northwest Arkansas. The foundation now has assets approaching $4 billion — $3,783,627,318 to be precise — and made $439.1 million in grants. Of those grants, $48.6...
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What the 990s tell us