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Organization Registration Information

Our program eligibility guidelines have recently changed. If your organization/program meets the guidelines for appropriate program at http://foundation.walmart.com/apply-for-grants and you do not have a charitable Tax ID that can be verified electronically, you will need to provide the following information upon request:


New 501(c)(3) Organizations
IRS Letter of Determination issued not more than 90 days in the past.

Example Determination Letter >


Churches
If your organization is a subordinate covered under an IRS Group 501(c)(3) Ruling, you will need to obtain a letter from the central organization containing their GEN and stating that the organization is covered under their IRS Group-Ruling. To determine if the organization is covered under an IRS Group-Ruling, contact the IRS Call Center at 1-877-829-5500.

Example Group Ruling Letter >
Additional Example Group Ruling Letter >

Catholic Churches are covered under United States Conference of Catholic Bishops IRS Group 501(c)(3) Ruling, unless otherwise noted in the Official Catholic Directory. Please provide the name of the church's Archdiocese/Diocese and page number where it is located in the 2014 Official Catholic Directory.

Churches that are not covered by an IRS Group 501(c)(3) ruling, may submit proof that the organization is treated as exempt under state law. Such proof may include proof that the organization is exempt for purposes of sales tax, income tax, or property tax.


Municipalities (Fire Department/Police Department/Towns)
Affirmation of Instrumentality (4076C) Letter, a copy of the legislative act creating a board or commission, or a letter from an authorized government official confirming the status of the government entity.

  • If the requesting organization is a town or city, please provide a letter from the town or city's chief elected officer, on official letterhead, that provides a cite to the legislative act creating the town or city and that authorizes the city or town to apply for funds.
  • If the requesting organization is an agency or instrumentality of a government entity, please provide a letter from a government official with responsibility for government oversight of the agency or instrumentality, on official letterhead, that describes the relationship between the agency or instrumentality and the government entity and authorizes the agency or instrumentality to apply for funds directly.
Example Affirmation Letter >

When you have the relevant documentation available for your organization, please submit a support form to request that your organization be manually verified using the link below:

Instructions for Boy Scout units (troops, packs, etc.)
Based on guidelines from the Boy Scouts of America, all local units must register as an affiliate of their chartering organization. Please review the guidelines here to determine if the chartering organization qualifies for this program. If so, click the link at the bottom of this page to submit a support request and in the "describe your problem" text box, state that you would like to register the Boy Scouts of America or BSA unit. Once complete, you will receive an email response requesting the specific documentation required to register.

Instructions for Girl Scout units
Please register your troop/unit using the Tax ID on the card provided to the unit at the beginning of the year. If you have tried to register and received a warning that the Tax ID is already in use, click the link at the bottom of this page to submit a support request and state that you need help registering a girl scout unit. Once complete, you will receive an email response requesting the specific documentation required to register.

Submit Support Request >

Please note: You will not be able to attach this documentation in the support request, but will be asked to email it to support staff once your request has been submitted and reviewed.