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The Wonderful Company Community Grants - Now Accepting Applications

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Wonderful Company is investing $300,000 to help grow a beautiful world--they are launching this initiative in the Central Valley communities of Avenal and Wasco, inviting area nonprofits to apply for grants at the $10,000, $25,000 and $50,000 level.

Geographic Focus

Wonderful Community Grants will help organizations stretch and have bigger impact in Avenal and Wasco – two cities where a large number of Wonderful Company employees live.

Organizations based outside these cities may apply as long as proposed projects directly and exclusively benefit Avenal or Wasco.

Grant Categories

Wonderful Community Grants will support game-changing work across all program areas, and we especially encourage initiatives that support:

  • Health and wellness
  • Community beautification
  • Supporting families

Successful applications will demonstrate community need, and yield tangible and visible results. Funds are available for program development/expansion, innovation, technology and equipment.

Grant Levels

In 2016, we will award up to $150,000 to both Avenal and Wasco, for a total of up to $300,000. Grant period is Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2016, and grants will be given at three levels:

  • $10,000: Up to five (5) grants each in Avenal and Wasco (total of ten (10) available awards)
  • $25,000: Two (2) grants each in Avenal and Wasco (total of four (4) available awards)
  • $50,000: One (1) grant each in Avenal and Wasco (total of two (2) available awards)

Important Dates

Attend one of our in-person Information Sessions to meet the team, learn more and ask questions!

Avenal Information Session
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 10:30 – 11:30am
Avenal Recreation Center
717 E. Monterey St., Avenal, CA 93204

Wasco Information Session
Monday, Sept. 14, 10:00 – 11:00am
Wasco City Hall
746 8th St., Wasco, CA 93280

Successful applicants will be:

Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations (excluding schools, which should instead apply for our Wonderful Education School Grants), local government agencies, or faith-based organizations (provided the project has a secular purpose and no religious content), which demonstrate:

  • Community need
  • History of and/or commitment to working in Avenal or Wasco
  • Logical, reasonable and measurable goals, objectives, outcomes and evaluation methods
  • Feasibility and capacity to complete project within the one-year grant period (Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2016), including timeline and budget
  • Sustainability of the project after the grant period

Ready to apply? Application deadline is October 23, 2015. >> Apply Now.

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