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The Wonderful Company awards $600,000 to Central Valley nonprofits

Posted: 5:33 PM, Jan 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-29 20:33:36-05
The Wonderful Company

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Wonderful Company has awarded $600,000 to the 2019 recipients of their flagship grants program, Wonderful Community Grants.

The grants focus on health and wellness, supporting families and community beautification all while reflecting the company owner's commitment to giving back in the communities where their live and work.

Through location0-based investment in the towns of Avenal, Wasco, Sanger, Del Rey, Delano and McFarland, the grants offer local organizations funds to make an impact in real-time.

The organizations and projects receiving a 2019 grant include:

Avenal

  • City of Avenal ($50,000) – Build The Wonderful Fitness Court
  • Central California Food Bank ($45,000) – Free monthly produce distributions
  • Reedley Community Hospital ($17,122) – Provide free monthly mammograms and follow-up referrals
  • Girl Scouts of Central California South ($15,000) – Offer Girl Scout programming to low-income girls through the Girl Scout Connect Program
  • Kings Community Action Organization ($5,000) – Bring free meals, clothing and personal hygiene products on a referral basis to families in need

Sanger/Del Rey

  • Central California Food Bank (Food, Inc.) ($45,899) – Provide free monthly produce distributions at three unique sites
  • Boys and Girls Club of Fresno County ($24,830) – Healthy snack programming and enrichment field trips for low-income youth
  • Adventure Risk Challenge ($20,000) – Outdoor adventure weekend and summer trips that incorporate extensive college readiness and literacy training
  • Reedley Community Hospital ($17,122) – Provide free monthly mammograms and follow-up referrals
  • SAM Academy, Inc. ($10,000) – Transportation of Del Rey students to Sanger STEAM programming, experiential learning summer camps, and parent engagement nights

Wasco

  • Community Action Partnership of Kern ($30,000) – Free monthly produce distribution
  • Bakersfield Art Foundation, Inc. ($27,234) – Free art enrichment programs hosted at the Library twice monthly
  • Kern County Library, Wasco Branch ($20,000) – Opening the Library the first Saturday of the month and purchasing new books and additional equipment
  • Healthy Smiles ($19,000) – Free preventative dental care and follow-up appointments
  • Reedley Community Hospital ($17,122) – Provide free monthly mammograms and follow-up referrals
  • Girl Scouts of Central California South ($15,000) – Bring Girl Scout programming to low-income girls
  • Arts Council of Kern ($10,000) – Arts summer camp programming for K–8th grade

Delano/ McFarland

  • Community Action Partnership of Kern ($50,000) – Free monthly produce distribution
  • Bakersfield Art Foundation, Inc. ($30,784) – Free art enrichment programs hosted at the Library twice monthly
  • Reedley Community Hospital ($17,122) – Provide free monthly mammograms and follow-up referrals
  • Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra ($15,000) – Classical music enrichment programs, tickets to the symphony orchestra and a conductor lecture
  • City of Delano ($10,000) – Tennis programming