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    Default anyone else having trouble with Wal-Mart grants?

    We applied for a $900 grant this January from Wal-Mart and were told we were deined because we are not a 501(c)3. This is the first time they have ever mentioned this requirement for funding. We are working on obtaining IRS non-profit status but I am still curious if anyone else has encountered this restriction elsewhere or is this a local problem.

    This would be a real bummer since Wal-Mart has been a great help to a lot of the fire departments in our area.

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    There was something posted on this several weeks back. Walmart has started requiring this because of a change in the tax laws.

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    We applied for the walmart grant and have not heard anything in months. We call and noone knows anything. Not sure what the deal is. I had no problem last year but for some reason they seem to be avoiding us this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmed19 View Post
    We applied for the walmart grant and have not heard anything in months. We call and noone knows anything. Not sure what the deal is. I had no problem last year but for some reason they seem to be avoiding us this year.
    Could be that "Asst Manager Brian" who used to be at our local W-M has been transferred to yours. The only satisfaction i ever got from him was walking him around in circles forcing him to make eye contact with me. (i was kind and polite until i ran out of patience and hope)

    Much of the grant process depends on local management, and some just aren't there. Nonetheless, only 501(c)3 from here forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenacres2 View Post
    Nonetheless, only 501(c)3 from here forward.
    earl
    Correct. That's the news I have received too. Since we just incorporated our fire department last month (separated from the Village municipality) I am currently working on filing our application for 501(c)3. That application's a real treat

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    If you are not a 501 company, Your local township, borough, Holler or whatever your department resides in may be and, if you ask nicely, may be able to have them apply for the grant for you. :-)

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    We had no problem getting ours, the new k12 is on the way

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