The Winn-Dixie Foundation has revealed donations of nearly $1.3 million to 81 charities throughout its Southeast operating areas. The grants will provide funding for local organizations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.
“The Winn-Dixie Foundation realizes the importance of giving back to the communities, especially in times of need,” noted Mary Kellmanson, president of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based enterprise. “For more than 68 years, the Winn-Dixie Foundation has donated funds to worthy not-for-profit organizations, empowering them to share our goal of helping to improve the lives of families in each neighborhood we serve.”
Among the organizations receiving donations are the American Diabetes Association; Boy Scouts of America, Boys & Girls Clubs; Covenant House Florida Inc.; Habitat for Humanity; Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida; Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.; Meals On Wheels PLUS of Manatee Inc.; The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County; UNCF (United Negro College Fund); Urban League of Broward County Inc.; and YWCA Central Alabama.
Established in 1943, the Winn-Dixie Foundation is a nonprofit organization that awards grants to organizations supporting programs and initiatives in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.