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.


Geographic Focus

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.

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 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

Important Dates

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.


Have Questions?

We invite you to attend an Information Session, check out our FAQs, or email us at
communitygrants@wonderful.com