The Third Round Of Competitive Funding Is Now Open Under The U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — July 25, 2016 — The U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund — a collaboration between Walmart, the Walmart Foundation, and the United States Conference of Mayors— is dedicated to supporting the development of U.S. manufacturing, with the specific goal of making it more feasible and competitive to make consumer goods in the U.S.

In 2014, the U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund pledged approximately $10 million to applied research projects undertaken by 501(c) (3) institutions and public universities to address U.S. manufacturing challenges. A total of $6.84 million has been awarded to date.

During this third cycle, the U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund will prioritize innovation in manufacturing processes for textiles manufacturing including weaving, fabric dyeing, and cut-and-sew with an emphasis on sustainability. Letters of Intent are due August 25, 2016 and must be submitted online through our grant portal.  Please direct questions to

More information can also be found on this web page:

We will be hosting conference call on August 4th at 2 pm EST to answer any questions about the LOI.  The conference call number is 1-866-244-8528 and the passcode is 215025#.

Posted July 25, 2016

Source: Walmart Foundation