The Campbell Soup Foundation has named the recipients of its 2020 Community Impact Grants, with 35 nonprofits receiving a portion of $620,000 to help combat food insecurity, encourage healthy living and aid in other wellness initiatives.
Campbell Soup Co. said the nonprofits went through a competitive application process earlier this year to qualify. Organizations applied for grants to fund specific projects, such as youth sports programs, mobile teaching kitchens and the development of parks, schoolyards and green spaces.
The nonprofits were told in March that the grants were unrestricted, Campbell said, meaning they can use the funding to address COVID-19 related issues.
“Now more than ever, our community partners are critical resources in our hometowns. They are providing our neighbors in need with food and services,” Kim Fortunato, vice president, community affairs and president, Campbell Soup Foundation, said. “We’re grateful for their partnership, and proud to assist them with any emerging needs as a result of the pandemic.”
Here are the eight Camden-based nonprofits that will receive nearly $150,000 in total funding:
- After-School All-Stars, $17,500;
- Camden Health and Athletic Association, $20,000;
- Cathedral Kitchen, $20,000;
- Philabundance, $17,500;
- Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society, $15,000;
- The Trust for Public Land, $20,000;
- UrbanPromise Ministries, $20,000;
- Vetri Community Partnership, $17,500.
Campbell noted these CI grants were separate from the more than $484,000 in cash and food donations as part of its coronavirus response.
- Philabundance, $290,000 of products;
- Food Bank of South Jersey, $70,000 of cash and food;
- Community Foundation of South Jersey, $25,000;
- Cathedral Kitchen, $21,250;
- Catholic Partnership Schools, $15,000;
- Center for Family Services, $10,000;
- Elijah’s Promise, $10,000;
- Community Food Bank of New Jersey, $36,000 of cash and food;
- Salvation Army Kroc Center, $7,400 of products.
Over the past two months, Campbell has donated $930,000 in total to organizations serving the state.