Los Angeles (March 12, 2018) – The Wonderful Company and its owners, Lynda and Stewart Resnick, have awarded over $375,000 to the 2018 recipients of their flagship grants program, Wonderful Community Grants. These grants reflect the Resnicks’ commitment to giving back in the communities where their employees live and work.
Through location-based investment in the towns of Avenal, Wasco, Sanger and Del Rey, these grants seek to maximize the impact of community organizations by investing in the areas of health and wellness, supporting families, and community beautification. The 2018 Wonderful Community Grants will go to 19 nonprofits for projects and programs that address critical needs in their local communities.
“As a leading employer in the Central Valley, we are committed to giving back in the places where our employees live and work,” said Emily Kane Miller, Vice President of Philanthropy for The Wonderful Company. “These deserving organizations will provide much-needed programming and services to help improve the lives of area residents.”
Wonderful Community Grants began in 2016 in Avenal and Wasco, and expanded in 2017 to include the Sanger/Del Rey area. Each of the three communities receives up to $150,000, with grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Applications will be accepted for the next round of grants beginning in August 2018 at www.wonderfulcommunitygrants.com and awarded by the first quarter of 2019.
The organizations and projects receiving a 2018 grant include:
About Wonderful Community Grants
The Wonderful Company and its owners, Lynda and Stewart Resnick, have a rich heritage of investing in the communities their employees call home, especially in California’s Central Valley. Through Wonderful Community Grants, The Wonderful Company is investing up to $450,000 annually in the communities of Avenal, Wasco, and Sanger/Del Rey. Area nonprofits, local governments, and faith based organizations can apply for grants in the categories of health and wellness, supporting families and community beautification for amounts between $5,000 and $50,000. Funds are available for program development/expansion, innovation, technology and equipment. More information about Wonderful Community Grants can be found at www.wonderfulcommunitygrants.com.
About The Wonderful Company
The Wonderful Company is a privately held $4 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world. Its iconic brands include FIJI® Water, POM Wonderful®, Wonderful® Pistachios & Wonderful® Almonds, Wonderful® Halos®, Teleflora®, JUSTIN® Wines and Landmark® Wines.
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