Now, more than ever, The Wonderful Company is focused on the health and well-being of Central Valley communities. In the past 8 years, Wonderful Community Grants has directly funded over $6 million dollars across 77 nonprofits and 165 schools in the San Joaquin Valley. This year, we will be funding $1 million in grants to schools and organizations serving our priority communities.

The 2023-2024 grant application period opens July 1, 2023 and closes August 31, 2023

The application is now closed


Successful applicants MUST

  • Demonstrate a commitment to making the rural communities of the San Joaquin Valley in California a more equitable place to live, work, and play

  • Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, hospital, clinic or community health organization, local government agency, or school.

  • Grant proposal must directly impact one of the communities in our geographic focus areas

Geographic Focus

Organizations must demonstrate impact in one or more of the following communities:

  • Kern County: Delano, Wasco, Shafter, Lost Hills
  • Kings County: Avenal
  • Fresno County: Sanger, Del Rey, Firebaugh, Mendota

Grant Criteria

Wonderful Community Grants will support game changing work across all impact areas, but we especially encourage initiatives that support:

  • Youth Enrichment/Education
  • Community Health
  • Domestic Violence
  • Arts
  • Economic Advancement
  • Legal Aid
  • Park Access & Sustainability

Successful applicants will demonstrate community need and yield tangible and visible results. Funds are available for program development/expansion, innovation, small scale capital improvements, technology and equipment (please see FAQs for further details). We will not fund general support through Community Grants.

Grant Amounts

  • $1,000–$50,000 grants, awarded until funds are exhausted
  • Up to two $100,000 grants, awarded funds to be used over two years


The 2023-2024 grant application opens July 1, 2023 and closes August 31, 2023.

Please register for one information session through the links below:

Monday July 10 at 10am
Wednesday July 26 at 2pm
Thursday August 2 at 10am

Awards announced in October 2023

Have Questions?

We invite you to check out our FAQs, or email us at [email protected].

About The Wonderful Company

Being “Wonderful” goes beyond our consumer promise of growing, harvesting, and distributing wholesome, high-quality fruits, nuts, and other products for customers around the world. We strive to make The Wonderful Company true to its name with a wide range of philanthropic activities that focus on investing in and collaborating with the communities where our employees live and work.

Learn more about how we’re working to make a difference here.