In this 2014 Annual Report, we see that The Walton Family Foundation moved forward with even greater intensity, focus and commitment to expanding opportunity for more people. Over the past two decades, our annual grant making has increased more than sevenfold from $50 million to over $375 million last year. We collaborated with more than 1,900 partners on initiatives across the U.S. and the world.
If you could travel with me to our grantee communities, you would see schools that are providing transformative educational opportunities and preparing students for success in college and careers. You would see a riverbed that once was barren, now showing visible increases in vegetation thanks to a historic "pulse flow." And you would see a father teaching his son to ride a bike on a new greenway trail, linking families and nature.