The Walton Family Foundation is rooted in several generations of family, where no voice is louder than the next and different opinions are valued. By applying this legacy to our work, we are redefining the way philanthropy collaborates with grantees and communities to take on some of the world’s biggest problems.We do this by bringing diverse perspectives to the same table: caregivers and conservationists, educators and entrepreneurs, farmers and futurists, doers and dreamers. By listening to and learning from their experiences, we can reach a shared understanding and create innovative solutions that achieve true impact.


The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) exists to relentlessly pursue economic, educational, social, ethnic, and racial equity for all Arkansas. Governor Winthrop Rockefeller’s commitment, courage, and collaboration created systemic change in Arkansas. This is the legacy of WRF envisions an equitable Arkansas in which all Arkansans have jobs that pay a livable wage, a quality education, and the chance to thrive and proper. For more information on the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.


Entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) experience many of the same challenges faced by Kansas City’s diverse small business community that stifle their effectiveness. This includes staffing and resource constraints, lack of business education and practical experience, and fragmented systems of support. Without addressing these structural and systemic constraints, enabling equitable and inclusive small business growth will remain an unattainable goal.  

Our approach is to design and implement a city led resource partner enhancement residency program that will provide systemic enhancements to a selected group of local BIPOC led non-profit organizations arising from network research and development (R&D) that informs organizational capacity building, process improvement, systems integration, and offerings development activities.

The program will also enable referral partner development and alignment with our state, local and federal regulatory requirements (i.e. business license, permits, certifications) and support delivered through the municipal/city partner and other participating government agencies.

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