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The 21-Day Compassion Challenge is designed to help people recognize their capacity for compassion and learn how to practice it every day. Over the course of three weeks, participants progress sequentially through a series of topics that explore the transformative power of compassion.


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Rob and Melani Walton Foundation join the ‘Protecting Our Planet Challenge’
Protecting our Planet Challenge, September 2021
Nine organizations have joined together to pledge $5 billion over the next 10 years to support the creation, expansion, management and monitoring of protected and conserved areas of land, inland water and sea, working with Indigenous Peoples, local communities, civil society and governments. This marks the largest private funding commitment ever to biodiversity conservation. Learn more


Rob and Melani Walton Foundation Make a Transformational Gift to Preserve 30 Million Hectares of Biodiversity and Bolster Sustainability in Africa
African Parks, September 2021
The $100M pledge to African Parks is the largest-ever gift to the organization’s endowment, through which it will bolster Africa’s efforts to meet its target of protecting 30% of the continent for the benefit of people and wildlife by scaling effective park management. Learn More


Legacy Landscapes Fund to Provide Long-term Funding for Globally Significant Protected Areas
UNESCO World Heritage Centre, May 2021
This unique fund brings together public and private donors for a common goal: better protection of nature in order to safeguard some of the most important areas on earth, including natural World Heritage sites. Learn More


Roosevelt Library Project Gains Steam, Plans 2025 Opening in Western North Dakota
The Dickinson Press, May 2021
The team behind the project has been solidified, and the steps the group needs to take to open the library’s doors in summer 2025 are well-defined, said library foundation CEO Ed O’Keefe. Learn More


Dream Team of Conservationists Plan to Protect 7 Million Square Miles of Ocean
Global Citizen, April 2021
With $125 million in seed funding, the Blue Nature Alliance brings together Conservation International, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Global Environment Facility, Minderoo Foundation, and the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation. Learn More


The Waltons Are Fighting Food Insecurity With Their Urban Garden Project
Green Living Magazine, April 2021
The Rob and Melani Walton Urban Farm at St. Vincent de Paul, which began as a concrete parking lot, now helps people facing food insecurity. Learn More


Campus Stories: Rob and Melani Walton Education Center
From Twitter: The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, April 2021
The Rob and Melani Walton Education Center is one of the main buildings that make up the The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Learn More


31 Inspirational Women
Cyclist, March 2021
Kimberly Coats of Team Africa Rising was featured as one of Cyclist’s 31 Inspirational Women. Team Africa Rising, formerly Team Rwanda Cycling, has partnered with the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation for almost a decade to develop and spread competitive cycling in Africa. Learn More


Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library organizers raise $100M, can tap into $50M in state money
Williston Herald, Oct. 2020
Organizers of the planned Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library have raised $100 million for the project, unlocking $50 million in state money. The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation gave $50 million as a founding benefactor. Learn More



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The Necessity of Compassion for the Survival of Humanity
His Holiness the Dalai Lama engages in a virtual dialogue on The Necessity of Compassion for the Survival of Humanity with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent of CNN, and Melani Walton of the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation, organized by Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics.