The Wonderful Company is investing $450,000 to help grow a beautiful world. We’re launching this initiative in the Central Valley communities of Avenal, Wasco and Sanger/Del Rey, 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, Wasco and Sanger/Del Rey – three 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 or Sanger/Del Rey. 

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 2017, we will award up to $150,000 to Avenal, Wasco and Sanger/Del Rey for a total of up to $450,000. Grant period is Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2017, and grants will be given at three levels:

  • $10,000: Up to five (5) grants each in Avenal, Wasco and Sanger/Del Rey (total of fifteen (15) available awards)

  • $25,000: Two (2) grants each in Avenal, Wasco and Sanger/Del Rey (total of six (6) available awards) 
  • $50,000: One (1) grant each in Avenal, Wasco and Sanger/Del Rey (total of three (3) available awards)

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 12, 10:00 – 11:00am
Sanger Youth Center
818 L St.,
Sanger, CA 93657

Avenal Information Session

July 20, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Avenal Recreation Center
717 E. Monterey St.,
Avenal, CA 93204

Wasco Information Session

July 26, 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, Wasco and Sanger/Del Rey 
  • 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, 2017), including timeline and budget
  • Sustainability of the project after the grant period

2016 application now closed.

Please check back in summer 2017 for our next grant cycle.
Thank you for the interest.

Have Questions?

We invite you to attend an Information Session, check out our FAQs, or email us at