The Associated Press reports that the Walton Family Foundation will offer $1 million in grant money to pro-LGBT groups in Arkansas.
The new fund is being established with support from the Alice L. Walton Foundation and from Olivia and Tom Walton through the Walton Family Foundation. The fund will distribute grants of $25,000 and more for groups that offer legal, health, education and advocacy services, along with other high-demand needs.
Arkansas Community Foundation will oversee the fund.
Based on the description of the grant, it sounds as if the money could go to groups like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, or the Human Rights Campaign — all of whom have been active in Arkansas over the years.
Besides being the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood has also become a major provider of cross-sex hormones and other transgender services both in Arkansas and nationwide.
The ACLU currently is suing to block the State of Arkansas from enforcing a law that protects children from sex-reassignment procedures.