Winn-Dixie Foundation Donates $1.4 Million to 116 Southeast Charities

Published Online: Friday, December 16, 2011
The Winn-Dixie Foundation is investing nearly $1.4 million in neighborhoods across the Southeast through partnerships with 116 nonprofit organizations, providing a range of services critical to helping communities flourish.

“Winn Dixie is at the heart of the neighborhoods we serve,” said Mary Kellmanson, marketing group vice-president of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc, and president of the Winn-Dixie Foundation. “We are inspired by the stories we hear from past recipients, and we look forward to seeing the good work our newest partners will do in the coming year. Empowering these organizations through the Winn-Dixie Foundation with needed resources is one of many ways we invest in our communities.”

By providing grants to programs that feed the hungry, assist women and children in need, help the sick, and address inequalities in education and health, the Winn-Dixie Foundation touches neighbors in five states across the Southeast. The Foundation’s work depends on the generous business partners that support the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open presented by Planters, a PGA TOUR Nationwide Tour event.

Last year, the Winn-Dixie Foundation helped fund 83 programs that brighten the lives of people who need a helping hand. Neighborhoods in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi benefited from efforts that are locally based and targeted to local needs.

During the last year, the Winn-Dixie Foundation spent time visiting with grant recipients in neighborhoods across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi to see its partners in action. The Foundation helped an organization feed 45,000 children in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It helped former tennis pro MaliVai Washington’s Kids Foundation teach life skills and provide scholarships to the 20,000 kids helped by his Jacksonville, Florida group. It also helped a South Florida organization in its fight against cancer and a Central Florida organization in its battle against domestic abuse.

Scroll down below to view the Winn-Dixie Foundation video.

The Winn-Dixie Foundation grant recipient organizations are:
  • Achievement & Rehabilitation Centers Inc. (dba ARC Broward)
  • America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
  • A's & Aces
  • Baptist Health Care Foundation
  • Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry
  • Beech Grove Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Inc.
  • Blessings Food Pantry
  • Boy Scouts of America, Greater Alabama Council
  • Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council
  • Boys & Girls Club Lake Martin Area
  • Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Montgomery (BGCM)
  • Boys Club of Columbus and Phenix City Inc.
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans
  • Camillus House
  • Camp Tracey
  • Caribbean American for Community Involvement, Inc.
  • CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse, Inc. )
  • Center of Achievement
  • Central FL Council Boy Scouts of America
  • Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, Inc. (CCHC)
  • Children's Harbor
  • Christians Reaching Out to Society, Inc. (C.R.O.S. Ministries)
  • Clinton Bush Ministries Institute for Financial Literacy
  • Coalition for Homeless of Central Florida
  • Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Community Baptist Mission
  • Community Center of St. Bernard
  • Community Connections of Jacksonville
  • Community Habilitation Center, Inc.
  • Covenant Hospice, Inc.
  • Covenant House Florida, Inc. (CHF)
  • Curley's House of Style, Inc. / Hope Relief Food Bank
  • Domestic Abuse Shelter, Inc. (of the Florida Keys)
  • Dreams Come True of Jacksonville
  • East Pasco Meals on Wheels, Inc.
  • Face to Face Enrichment Center
  • Faith Health Clinic (FHC)
  • Feed the Hungry at Village Baptist Church
  • Feeding America
  • Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, Inc.
  • First Tee of Jacksonville
  • Fresh Ministries
  • Girls Incorporated of Jacksonville
  • Greater St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Inc.
  • Guardian Catholic Schools
  • Gulf Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America & Learning for Life
  • Heartland Rural Health Network, Inc.
  • HERO
  • Hubbard House
  • I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homless, Inc.
  • Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO)
  • Jewish Family & Community Services
  • KAIR-Keys Area Interdenominational Resources
  • Kingdom Life Community Services
  • KIPP
  • Ladies Leukemia League, Inc.
  • Leadership Council of Riverside Presbyterian Day School
  • LifeNet4Families
  • Liga Contra el Cancer, Inc.
  • Louisiana CASA Assoc & CACLA
  • Lutheran Social Services of the South, dba BeREAL
  • Make A Wish Foundation of Southern Florida
  • MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation
  • Manna Ministries Inc.
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Meals on Wheels Polk County
  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Foundation, Inc.
  • Metropolitan Center for Women and Children
  • Miami-Dade County League of Cities
  • Mission in Action for God, Inc.
  • Montgomery Area Food Bank
  • Mothers Helping Mothers
  • New Heights of Northeast Florida
  • Oasis Counseling for Women & Children
  • Panama City Rescue Mission
  • Passion for Christ World Vision, Inc.
  • Project Serve
  • Quantum House, Inc.
  • Robert E Lee High School R.O.T.C.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida, Inc.
  • Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville
  • Second Chance of Northwest Florida, Inc.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans & Acadiana
  • Second Harvest of North Florida
  • Social Service Council of Jewish Federation
  • South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Spirit of Hope Youth Ranch
  • St. Tammany Cancer Fund
  • St. Theresa’s Social Services (STSS)
  • St. Vincent De Paul
  • St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation
  • Star of the Sea Foundation, Inc. (Star of the Sea Outreach Mission)
  • Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc.
  • The Center for Family Services, Inc.
  • The Exceptional Foundation
  • The Florida Baptist Children's Home
  • The Good Samaritan Ministry
  • The House of Refuge Ministries
  • The Kidz Program
  • The Path of Citrus County, Inc.
  • The Potter’s House Christian Fellowship
  • The Poverello Center, Inc.
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Salvation Army of IRC
  • Treasure Coast Food Bank (TCFB)
  • Trinity Rescue Mission
  • UNCF
  • UNF Foundation, Brooks College of Health
  • United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama
  • University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute
  • Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans Inc.
  • We Care Food Pantry
  • Wesley House Community Center, Inc.
  • Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc.
  • Youth L.E.A.D. Fund (Youth Leading Environmental Activism through Democracy)
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