The Wonderful Company is investing $600,000 to help grow a beautiful world. We’re launching this initiative in the Central Valley communities of Avenal, Wasco, Sanger/Del Rey, and Delano/McFarland, inviting area nonprofits to apply for grants between $5,000–$50,000.
Wonderful Community Grants will help organizations stretch and have bigger impact in Avenal, Wasco, Sanger/Del Rey, and Delano/McFarland – all 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, Wasco, Sanger/Del Rey, and Delano/McFarland.
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.
In 2019, we will award up to $150,000 to Avenal, Wasco, Sanger/Del Rey, and Delano/McFarland for a total of $600,000. The grant period is Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2019. Grants will be awarded in amounts between $5,000–$50,000. Award amounts will be based on:
- Proposed project budget
- Scope of project
- Capacity of organization to successfully execute the project
Attend one of our in-person Information Sessions to meet the team, learn more and ask questions!
Sanger/Del Rey Information Session
July 3, 8:30-9:30am
Sanger Youth Center
818 L St.
Sanger, CA 93657
Delano/McFarland Information Session
July 11, 12:30-1:30pm
Delano Regional Medical Center
The Scarlet Oak Conference Room
1401 Garces Hwy.
Delano, CA 93215
Avenal Information Session
July 13, 9:00-11:00am
Avenal Recreation Center
717 E. Montgomery St.
Avenal, CA 93204
Wasco Information Session
August 1, 7:00-9:00am
The Old Courthouse
810 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, Wasco, Sanger/Del Rey, or Delano/McFarland
- 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, 2019), including timeline and budget
- Sustainability of the project after the grant period
The 2019 application cycle is opening on August 1, 2018. Check back then to apply.