The South Westminster Arts Group (SWAG) has recently been awarded $1500 grant from Walmarts Community Grant Program. The monies will be used to help fund the Free Children's Art Clinic.
The Walmart organization has a long record of helping communities around the world, giving to the communities to which their stores are located. In 2013, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave $1.3 billion in cash and in-kind contributions around the world, surpassing 2012's total by more than $244 million. Global in-kind donations accounted for $1 billion, while $316.3 million was given in cash globally. The Community Program Grant is the vehicle that allows local Walmart's to create an impact in the neighborhoods where their customers and associates live and work. SWAG's benefactor for this grant was the Walmart Neighborhood Market location at 7170 N Federal Blvd which opened this past January.