Community grants—a catalyst for change

Wonderful's Community Grants program has donated over $5 million to Central Valley nonprofits since 2015

Dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world, we launched the Wonderful Community Grants Program in 2016. These grants supports local nonprofits, schools, and other organizations in California’s Central Valley, where the majority of our employees live and work.

The community grants are an essential part of our philanthropic work and a dynamic catalyst for change. Grants range from $5,000 to $50,000 and are awarded in three areas: health and wellness, family support, and community beautification.

We are incredibly grateful for the generous and timely support from The Wonderful Company. Thanks to their investment, we will have enough funding to establish a center in Mendota.

Dr. Jeannemarie Caris-McManus, MBA, PhD.

CEO of Westside Family Preservation Services

Since its inception, the Wonderful Community Grants program has donated over $5 million to hundreds of organizations and schools in the Central Valley.  In 2022, grant recipients included 31 nonprofit organizations who will receive a total of $1.1 million in grants to help further their missions and programs. Some of those grant recipients include:  

  • Central California Food Bank: Provide monthly fresh produce and essential provisions distributions at three partner sites in Avenal.
  • 3E Empower Equip Embark Inc.: Provide unemployed women living near the poverty level with workforce programming and job placement through an intensive three-week program.
  • Central Valley Scholars: Offer college-prep workshops to provide students with access to the necessary information, tools, and resources to submit successful college applications.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Fresno County: Deliver after-school programming for kids, ages 6-18, and paid apprenticeships for teens.
  • American Red Cross: Provide free smoke alarm installations in households across Lost Hills and Delano.
  • Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra: Cover ticket, transportation, and dinner costs for Shafter and Delano students to attend in-person symphony concerts through the BSO Next Generation and Young People’s Concert Outreach Programs during the Spring season.
  • Kern County Library: Provide books, resources, and literacy programs to 96,245 community members in Wasco, Delano, and Lost Hills, as well as a sprinter van that will be converted into a library on wheels for outreach events.

Our long-valued partnership with The Wonderful Company has grown even more vital during this time of unprecedented need, and we are thankful for their continued support of the youth of Del Rey. This commitment to the educational opportunities we provide allows us to increase the number of kids we serve by 50% over the next two years.

Diane Carbray

President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County

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