The Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic was one of seven
Wisconsin nonprofits to be awarded $175,000 from the Walmart
The selected nonprofits, according to the announcement, are
dedicated to serving residents through Walmart’s core areas
of giving: hunger relief and healthy eating; sustainability;
career opportunity; and women’s economic empowerment.
“We’re proud to support nonprofit organizations that make a
dynamic impact across the state,” said Todd Peterson,
Walmart regional general manager, in a statement. “Each
organization is in a position to uniquely address the needs
of the communities they serve and we are excited to support
their efforts to help Wisconsin residents live better.”
Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic received a $25,000
grant to fund the Healthy Smiles for Tots and Teens Program.
The program will provide dental care for 2,600 low-income
children in Waukesha County who are uninsured or
“Thanks to the generosity of the Walmart Foundation, the
WCCDC will be able to provide critical preventative care and
screenings for even more children in 2015,” said Renee
Ramirez, Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic’s executive
director, in a statement.
Other organizations that received funds were: City Year
Milwaukee, $25,000 grant; Hope House of Milwaukee, $25,000
grant; Open Arms Free Clinic, $25,000 grant; Second Harvest
Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin, $25,000 grant; Sharing
Center, $25,000 grant; and Wisconsin Dental Association
Foundation, $25,000 grant.
In 2013 the Walmart Foundation awarded $24.7 million in cash
and in-kind contributions and a total giving of $26.3
million including customer donations in Wisconsin.