McClinton partners with Walmart to present $2,000 grant checks to four local nonprofits


House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton partnered with Walmart to secure and present $2,000 grant checks this afternoon outside of her office in Southwest Philadelphia to four local nonprofits.

McClinton said the funding was made possible through Walmart’s Local Community Grants program and went to the following organizations:

  • The Common Place.
  • African Cultural Alliance of North America.
  • Greater Hope Ministries.
  • The Black Brain Campaign.

“My top priority is and has always been the health and safety of my neighbors, and I’m blessed to have local organizations who share my commitment – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “From critical resources and mental health help to educational and emotional support, these nonprofits are the boots on the ground working tirelessly to put our most vulnerable communities first. Investing in their success is investing in the success of Southwest Philly.”

“The Walmart Foundation is proud to support these organizations in Philadelphia,” said Jason Klipa, director of public affairs and government relations for Walmart. “They are doing excellent work in their communities and one of the core pillars of Walmart is to help give back in the communities we serve.”

McClinton previously worked with Walmart to present $6,000 in grant funding in December to Gateway to RE-entry, New Options More Opportunity and We REIGN Inc.

More information about the Local Community Grants program can be found on Walmart’s website.