The Walton Family Foundation (WFF) is transforming philanthropic collaboration by tackling global issues in K-12 education, lifelong learning, environmental conservation, and regional development in Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta.

As part of their 2025 strategic plan, WFF’s Home Region Program is dedicated to enhancing economic development and cultural richness in Northwest Arkansas. This initiative aims to foster inclusive growth, cultivate a sense of belonging, and empower community leadership and capacity.

To support this plan, WFF is implementing a process to establish Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for tracking progress and refining strategies over the next five years. Community Science has been enlisted to assist in translating abstract concepts—like sense of belonging and leadership strength—into measurable performance indicators with clear data sources. These indicators will allow the Home Region Program team to continuously monitor, evaluate, learn, and adjust strategies, ultimately working towards a more vibrant and inclusive Northwest Arkansas.


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