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The Campbell Soup Foundation hosts two funding cycles a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Funding cycles are typically four months in length. The fall cycle runs September through December and the spring cycle runs January through April.
Since 1953, the Campbell Soup Foundation has provided financial support to local champions that inspire positive change in communities throughout the United States where Campbell Soup Company employees live and work.
The Foundation places particular emphasis on Camden, N.J., birthplace of Campbell’s flagship soup business and home of our world headquarters. Each year, the Foundation donates approximately $1 million to a variety of organizations that focus on community wellbeing, youth empowerment and economic sustainability programming which support the development of a healthy community. Nourishing the lives of the people of Camden, particularly the children, is among our top priorities.
The Foundation limits grants to nonprofit organizations which are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants are made to institutions that serve Camden, N.J., and locations where we have operations in the U.S.:
Please note that priority is given to applicants who have established an ongoing relationship with the local Campbell or Pepperidge Farm operating facility.
- The Foundation only considers applications that meet the following criteria:
- The proposal must fit one of the key focus areas outlined below.
- The organization must display strong and effective leadership.
- The proposed plan must be clear and compelling, with measurable and sustainable commitments expressed in terms of real results.
- The proposed activity must be sufficiently visible to leverage additional support from other funding sources.
Grants are not made to / given for the following:
- Organizations that are based outside the United States and its territories
- Individuals, including scholarships, loans and sponsorships
- Organizations that limit their services to members of one religious group or whose services propagate religious faith or creed
- Political organizations and those having the primary purpose of influencing legislation of/or promoting a particular ideological point of view
- Units of government
- Events and sponsorships
- Sports related events, activities and sponsorships
Applicants seeking funding for programming in an area outside of Camden, NJ, must contact the local Campbell facility before submitting a Letter of Intent to the Campbell Soup Foundation.
The Campbell Soup Foundation does not provide product donations. The Campbell Soup Company directs its product donations to Feeding America, our nation’s largest food bank network and its more than 200 member food banks. Organizations seeking product donations should reach out to their local Feeding America food bank. For a list of member food banks, click here.
Key Areas of Focus
Geographic focus includes:
- Camden, New Jersey
The Foundation invests in Camden initiatives that not only bring positive change to the people they serve, but also improves the quality of life for the entire Camden, New Jersey, community.
- U.S. Plant Communities
The Foundation supports the communities where Campbell Soup Company has facilities by funding programs that provide tangible results for local residents.
The Campbell Soup Foundation focuses its giving on community wellbeing, youth empowerment and economic sustainability programming which support the development of a healthy community.
The Campbell Soup Foundation has a two part grant proposal process which includes a Letter of Intent and a Request for Proposal. There are two grant cycles held per year:
- January – April
- September – December
Letters of Intent will ONLY be accepted during the first week of each grant cycle.
Proposals must be submitted via the grant portal. Click here to access the portal and login to your account.
If this is your first time accessing the grant portal, please click the “New Applicant” link to create an account. Proposals submitted via regular mail or email will not be reviewed.
Proposals should be prepared in a concise, narrative form, without extensive documentation.
All institutions seeking funding must first take the Eligibility Survey to determine if they can apply for funding through the Campbell Soup Foundation.
Once the institution is deemed eligible to apply, the Letter of Intent (LOI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) process will begin:
- Eligible institutions seeking funding must first submit a LOI stating the overall idea of the program/project to be funded.
- Once LOIs are reviewed, those advancing to the next stage of the application process will be notified and asked to respond to a RFP.
- Upon the submission deadline, proposals will be reviewed by Campbell Soup Foundation staff, Executive Committee, and Trustees to determine which will be funded.
- Applicants will be notified of the decision.
Applicants seeking funding for programming in an area outside of Camden, NJ, must contact the local Campbell facility before submitting a Letter of Intent to the Campbell Soup Foundation. To see a list of Campbell locations, click here.
Applicants can check the status of their request by logging into the grant portal.
Each grant request must be submitted with current documentation verifying the organization’s eligibility under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Proposals from organizations with a pending status will not be reviewed. All applicants must also supply the organization’s latest Form 990.
Organizations may not submit the same or similar proposals more than once in a Foundation fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
Review and Decision Process
All submitted proposals are screened by the Foundation’s staff to determine whether the requests fall in the defined focus areas and meet the evaluation criteria.
Proposals meeting the criteria are reviewed in detail. Qualifying proposals are then presented to the Board of Trustees for final determination.