Campbell Soup Co. and the Campbell Soup Foundation on Tuesday announced a new round of 42 Community Impact Grants totaling nearly $1 million to organizations making an impact in the communities where Campbell has operations.
The grants provide support to nonprofit organizations operating in Campbell communities whose work aligns with one or more of the focus areas of the foundation: increasing food access, encouraging healthy living and nurturing Campbell neighborhoods. The latest round brings Campbell’s fiscal 2022 grantmaking total to more than $2 million.
Community Impact Grants were launched in 2019 to expand the geographic reach of the foundation’s funding to more communities where Campbell has operations and to engage more employees in the grantmaking process. This year’s grantees include 40 organizations in 30 Campbell plant and office communities and two national organizations supporting local chapters in multiple Campbell communities. The grants will provide funding for a range of important community work, including nutritious meal programs, outdoor science and nutrition learning labs, community recreation, youth athletic programs and more.
“Campbell is committed to building vibrant communities and making a positive impact in the neighborhoods where our employees live and work,” said Kate Barrett, Campbell’s director of community affairs and vice president of the Campbell Soup Foundation. “The Community Impact Grants program empowers our employees to give back by nominating organizations making a meaningful impact in their hometowns.”
The following grantees will receive $20,000 each:
- Camden: After-School All-Stars;
- Camden: Boys & Girls Club of Camden County;
- Camden: Cathedral Kitchen;
- Camden: The Food Trust;
- Camden: UrbanPromise Ministries;
- Camden: Vetri Community Partnership;
- Ashland, Ohio: Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center;
- Bentonville, Arkansas: Boys & Girls Club of Benton County;
- Bloomfield, Connecticut: Special Olympics Connecticut;
- Charlotte, North Carolina: Mooresville Soup Kitchen;
- Charlotte, North Carolina: Out Teach;
- Charlotte, North Carolina: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina;
- Cincinnati: La Soupe Cincinnati;
- Denver, Pennsylvania: Lancaster County Food Hub;
- Denver, Pennsylvania: YMCA of Reading and Berks County;
- Downers Grove, Illinois: Northern Illinois Food Bank;
- Franklin & Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee;
- Hanover, Pennsylvania: Hanover Area YMCA;
- Hyannis, Massachusetts: Island Grown Initiative of Martha’s Vineyard;
- Jeffersonville, Indiana: Center For Lay Ministries;
- Lakeland, Florida: Talbot House Ministries of Lakeland Inc.;
- Lakeland, Florida: Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE);
- Maxton, North Carolina: Communities in Schools, Robeson County;
- Maxton, North Carolina: Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina;
- Mexico City: De Mano a Mano A.C.;
- Miami: Children’s Home Society of Florida;
- Milwaukee: Groundwork Milwaukee;
- Minneapolis: Appetite For Change;
- Mississauga, Ontario: Mississauga Food Bank;
- Norwalk, Connecticut: Filling in the Blanks;
- Norwalk, Connecticut: Person to Person;
- Paris, Texas: CitySquare Paris;
- Paris, Texas: Northeast Texas Trail Coalition;
- Puerto Rico: Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico;
- Richmond, Utah: Cache Community Food Pantry;
- Salem, Oregon: Family Building Blocks;
- Tualatin, Oregon: Friends of Zenger Farm;
- Tualatin, Oregon: Urban Gleaners;
- Willard, Ohio: Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio;
- Willard, Ohio: Willard Parks and Recreation (with United Fund of Willard as fiscal sponsor).
The foundation also awarded larger grants to the following organizations serving multiple Campbell communities:
- Girls on the Run International ($75,000): Beloit, Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio; Downingtown, Pennsylvania; Franklin, Wisconsin; Goodyear, Arizona; Napoleon, Ohio; Tualatin, Oregon.
- Meals on Wheels of America ($65,000): Beloit, Wisconsin; Bentonville, Arkansas; Bloomfield, Connecticut; Franklin, Wisconsin; Goodyear, Arizona; Mississauga, Ontario.
The grant process is driven by Campbell employees, with nominators at each company location inviting local organizations to apply. The foundation’s employee-led Executive Committee reviews and rates applications for final approval by the foundation’s board of trustees.