If you are looking at introducing or expanding 3D printing and design for your school, then Makers Empire can try to help you achieve funding for such a program through the Walmart Local Community Grants.
Grants of up to $5,000 per school are available to public elementary, middle and high schools to purchase materials, supplies and other resources to enhance learning in the classroom.
The grant program will remain open for the rest of 2022.
Makers Empire provides schools with all the tools for a successful 3D printing and design program. This includes 3D printers, easy to use 3D design software, lesson plans aligned to standards, professional development and teacher management tools.
In 1962, Sam Walton opened the doors of the first Walmart. He recognized the value of bringing affordable products to people in small towns. Walmart has been helping people save money – and live better – ever since.
In 1982, the Walmart Foundation was created to help support the communities Walmart serves. Together, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation generally provide more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind annual giving.
We focus on areas where we can do the most good – combining the unique strengths of the business alongside our philanthropy. Our ability to draw on Walmart business strengths, providing more than just funding, enables our philanthropy to deliver greater societal impact
We seek to create value in the communities around the world where we operate, strengthening them through local grants supporting programs that help them thrive.
Walmart’s more than 2 million associates are residents, neighbors, friends and family in thousands of communities around the globe. Walmart works to strengthen these communities through both our retail business and community giving.
We support and invest in communities through local giving, encouraging volunteerism, and through programs to strengthen community cohesion.
Organizations applying must meet one of following criteria:
All grant applications are made subject to review of the organization’s reputation and activities and its agreement to comply with applicable terms and conditions.
Submission of an application does not guarantee funding.
Funding exclusions include: organizations that deny service, membership or other involvement on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran, or disability status.
We have highlighted the ways Makers Empire fulfils the grant requirements above.
Additionally, Makers Empire is designed to work both in the classroom and with remote learning – teachers can set student curriculum-aligned design challenges via the Teacher Dashboard and have them appear remotely in their students’ devices as a notification.
The possibilities for engaging, authentic learning with Makers Empire are endless.
Check out examples of remote learning activities you could do with your students including:
The Walmart Local Community Grants program allows schools to get up to $5,000 in funding towards classroom programs.
With this grant, schools could fund:
for all students and teachers in a school for 24 months.
To apply for the Walmart Local Community Grants Program to get 3D printing with Makers Empire, a school needs to simply request a quote, and submit an application
No financial commitment from the schools is required. The Walmart Local Community Grants do not require any matching funding, and all the tools for a school to successfully implement 3D printing into the classroom are covered by the grant.
The grant application form is straightforward, Depending on your previous grant writing experience, you can complete the application in a day or two.
For schools who choose Makers Empire for their grant submission, we recommend the following approach.
Please read over all the steps before starting your application.
To learn more about Makers Empire, and see if this is the right solution for your school, please watch these short videos. Most 3D design programs for students focus solely on the Teaching part of the teaching cycle Differently, Makers Empire can be used for all three stages:
Start your application at the grant website.
If you decide to apply for a Walmart Local Community Grant to purchase a Makers Empire solution, you must request a quote as quotations are required as part of the application.
We suggest having your application fully prepared in a seperate document so that you can submit it easily online.
Then submit your application online as per step 1 above if you created a grant application account. Make sure to include your school’s quotation for your Makers Empire solution.
If you need help with your application please email us at info[at]makersempire.com with subject: “WALMART GRANT SUPPORT.”