The Wal-Mart Foundation awarded a $500,000 grant to Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) commitment-makers at its inaugural meeting at Tulane University in New Orleans. The Wal-Mart Foundation grant will fund college students' and universities' commitments to make a difference within CGI U's four main focus areas: energy and climate change, global health, human rights and peace, and poverty alleviation.
A total of $350,000 will go to two universities, and the remaining $150,000 will be granted to 35 students and student groups. The awards will be made in August 2008 to students and universities who have made demonstrable progress on their commitments."
to Daily News