JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Winn-Dixie Foundation on Thursday announced it is investing nearly $1.4 million in neighborhoods across the Southeast through partnerships with 116 nonprofit organizations, providing a broad range of services critical to helping communities flourish and individuals triumph.
“We are inspired by the stories we hear from past recipients, and we look forward to seeing the good work our newest partners will do in the coming year," stated Mary Kellmanson, Winn-Dixie marketing group VP and president of the Winn-Dixie Foundation. "Empowering these organizations through the Winn-Dixie Foundation with needed resources is one of many ways we invest in our communities.”
By providing grants to programs that feed the hungry, assist women and children in need, help the sick and address inequalities in education and health, the Winn-Dixie Foundation reaches out to neighbors in five states across the Southeast, the foundation noted.
Last year, the Winn-Dixie Foundation helped fund 83 programs assisting people who needed a helping hand.
In the past year, the foundation helped an organization feed 45,000 children in Baton Rouge, La.; helped former tennis pro MaliVai Washington’s Kids Foundation teach life skills and provide scholarships to the 20,000 kids aided by his Jacksonville, Fla., group; helped a South Florida organization in its fight against cancer; and a Central Florida organization in its battle against domestic abuse. Click here to view Winn-Dixie Foundation video.