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Vibrant Communities

The Campbell’s Foundation

Since 1953, The Campbell’s Foundation has supported our local communities through direct grants, employee matching gifts, and partnerships with local, regional, and national nonprofits that build healthy communities in our hometowns. We have three main focus areas: increasing food access, encouraging healthy living, and nurturing neighborhoods in communities where our employees live and work.

Our grant programs

The Campbell’s Foundation provides grants to meet the needs of our local communities through two core grant programs: annual community impact grants and multi-year initiatives focused on a systems approach to improving food access.  

Signature program & multi-year initiatives

Our multi-year initiatives support larger grants and partnerships focused on systems change related to food access and healthy living. With this funding, we support regional and national programs to address food insecurity, our signature Full Futures school nutrition program, and more. In our hometown of Camden, we are also proud to support:  

  • The Camden Food Security Collective, an initiative run by The Food Bank of South Jersey and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers to address root causes of food insecurity in Camden. 
  • The Camden Food Fund, a community-driven initiative focused on driving economic development and food access in the city by supporting local food businesses. 
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Second Harvest

Community Impact Grants

Community Impact Grants provide funding to organizations that align with the Foundation’s three focus areas: increasing food access, encouraging healthy living, and nurturing Campbell’s neighborhoods. Employees from each of our locations nominate local nonprofits in their community to apply for grants.  

Our communities

We work to build and support healthy, thriving communities by providing grants in our office and manufacturing locations throughout North America.

Girls On the Run

Who we fund

In fiscal 2022, we made nearly $1 million in Community Impact Grants to 40 organizations in 30 Campbell’s locations, including:

Northeast Texas Trail Association 

A 130-mile trail in the Campbell’s community of Paris, Texas, that surrounds the area with a safe public space to learn and play.  

Friends of Zenger Farm 

A working urban farm providing education about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development, and access to good food for all in Tualatin, Oregon. 

Cathedral Kitchen 

In addition to providing over 100,000 meals a year in Camden, New Jersey through their meal program, Cathedral Kitchen provides social services and culinary job training to the community.

Grantee selection process

We support organizations working to create sustainable change in our communities.

Core criteria

Our grant programs are invitation-only. All organizations invited to apply for Community Impact Grants must operate their program in a local Campbell’s community (usually within 25 miles of a plant or office). Grants are unrestricted and can support general operations. Applications are reviewed for the following criteria:

  • Fit with The Campbell’s Foundation’s mission and strategies 
  • Role in the local community, including history/opportunities for engagement with Campbell’s employees  
  • Impact of the organization on the community and people it serves   
  • Collaboration/collective work in the community 
  • Focus on driving sustainable impact/systems change 
  • Incorporation of resident input and community representation 
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To be eligible for a grant, your organization must:

  • Be nominated by one of our employee nomination teams during our annual grant cycle. 
  • Align with one or more of our focus areas:
    • Increase food access
    • Encourage healthy living
    • Nurture Campbell’s neighborhoods
  • Operate in one of our Campbell’s communities in North America.
  • Be a nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and files a Form 990 with the IRS.
We don’t provide direct grants to:
  • Individuals, including scholarships, loans, and sponsorships.
  • Schools or government entities.
  • Organizations that discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, ancestry, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, actual or perceived physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military or veteran status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other classification protected by law.
  • Religious organizations whose principal purpose is propagating a particular religious faith, creed, or doctrine including missions, religious orders, or church building programs.*
  • Political organizations and those having the primary purpose of influencing legislation or promoting a particular ideological point of view.

*We will consider a donation to independently run, non-sectarian, and interdenominational programs that are affiliated with religious organizations, so long as they are open to the general public and provide social services to the community-at-large on a non-discriminatory basis. This may include programs such as soup kitchens or homeless shelters that happen to be operated by a church or other religious organization.

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