Walmart Makes Major Investment in Circles USA

WalmartLogoThe Circles model rallies and unites people, resources and influence across lines of race and class to help end poverty and share prosperity.

We are happy to announce that Walmart recognizes the unique differentiation and strategic advantage that Circles provides, and as a result, the Walmart Foundation – through Walmart’s global Women’s Economic Empowerment initiative – has awarded a $500,000 grant to Circles USA.

This investment will help ensure Circles USA is positioned to expand the scope and scale of our reach and impact.

We’re inspired by the commonalities in our mutual desire to empower people and believe that our partnership will elevate Circles to new levels. Walmart’s investment represents a major step towards building the long-term sustainability of Circles USA and creates a national and global platform to share community-inspired strategies to address poverty and increase prosperity.

We’re proud of this partnership. The Walmart Foundation is currently supporting programs that will enhance the economic mobility of more than 200,000 women in our country. To date, more than $62 million in foundation funding has provided opportunities for more than 111,000 low-income women to enhance the skills needed for economic self-sufficiency. Through organizations and programs like the American Red Cross, Goodwill and Dress for Success, and now Circles USA, the Walmart Foundation’s commitment to women’s economic empowerment is helping women better provide for themselves and for their families.

We look forward to the work ahead of us and continuing to bring together the best resources we can to raise people and communities out of poverty.

For additional information about the grant, please contact Gena Atcher by phone at (888) 232-9285 or by email at

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