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 between $5,000–$50,000.

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 2018, we will award up to $150,000 to Avenal, Wasco, and Sanger/Del Rey for a total of up to $450,000. The grant period is Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2018. 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!

Wasco Information Session

July 12, 10:00 – 11:00am
The Old Courthouse
810 8th St.
Wasco, CA 93280

Sanger/Del Rey Information Session

July 19, 10:00 – 11:00am
Sanger Youth Center
818 L St.
Sanger, CA 93657

Avenal Information Session

July 26, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Avenal Recreation Center
717 E. Montgomery St.
Avenal, CA 93204

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, 2018), including timeline and budget
  • Sustainability of the project after the grant period

2017 application is opening soon. 

Please check back on August 1 for our next grant cycle to open.
Thank you for the interest.

Have Questions?

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