Private Funder: Southeastern Grocers Foundation (formerly BI-LO Winn-Dixie Foundation); Opportunity: 2017 Grants; Funding Focus: Hunger, education, children and youth; Geographic Focus: Regional (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies(the foundation distributed about $3.5 million in grants last year); Deadline: TBA.
Summary: Grants address community priorities, including hunger, nutrition and child literacy. The foundation matches contributions made by employees, directors, and retirees of Winn-Dixie to educational institutions and hospitals and nonprofit organizations involved with human services on a one-for-one basis from $50 to $2,500 per contributor, per institution, per year up to $10,000 per contributor, per year.The foundation provides funding to organizations addressing hunger. It also supports programs focused on health, education, women, and children. Schools and children’s organizations have been past award winners. For example, the foundation awarded grants recently to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (FL) for program support, the Oasis Counseling for Women and Children, Birmingham, AL, for general support and the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home for operating support.
Info: https://goo.gl/wsf2EF (website); Chelsea Rhodes, charitable giving specialist, 904/783-5000.