Jewel-Osco Foundation

The Albertsons Companies Foundation

Suggest an update

Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $2,500 - US $25,000

Fields of work: Food Access & Hunger Military & Veterans Services Disability Care & Services Education - K through 12 Academic Success & Enrichment

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Illinois, Counties in Indiana: Lake County, Porter County, Clinton County, Iowa

Location of residency: Illinois, Counties in Indiana: Lake County, Porter County, Clinton County, Iowa

View website    Save

About this funder:



Our Mission

Our Foundation supports causes that impact our customers’ lives. Our stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through our employees’ passion, partnerships with our vendors and the generous contributions by our customers.

Carefully directing contributions, we work in collaboration with local organizations and seek to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. We take pride in ensuring that the vast majority of the funds we raise stays in local communities and reflects what is important to our customers and employees.

About Our Foundation

The Foundation is made up of 12 brands – we are registered as the Albertsons Companies Foundation and do business as each of the 12 brands listed here.

Grant Funding Guidelines for Jewel Osco

The Jewel-Osco Foundation funds organizations that strengthen the neighborhoods we serve. Please see below for our guidelines and other important information on our grants process.

We support nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with our priority areas:


As one of the largest grocery retailers in North America, we find that supporting hunger relief programs is a natural fit for us. We’re proud to be one of the largest contributors to food banks and hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods we serve.

In addition, we are proud supporters of Hunger Is, a proprietary program working to eradicate childhood hunger in America. With 1 in 5 children in America, in our neighborhoods, not knowing where their next meal will come from, it is a big problem and we are well positioned to create a ground swelling of support to ensure that no child will go hungry.

In partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), Hunger Is raises awareness, engages volunteers and raises funds to support innovative and effective programs throughout the country focused on ensuring every child in America has access to a healthy breakfast.

We believe:

  • Children in American are suffering. Our children. Hunger is robbing them of their childhood.
  • For a child in America, possibilities should be limitless. We teach our children to aim high…to reach for the stars. The hopes for our future rest on our children’s shoulders; our continued prosperity becomes their responsibility.

Yet within the borders of our country, the limits of our cities, the blocks of our neighborhoods, the walls of our schools, a lack of nourishment is eroding our children’s potential.

That is not someone else’s problem. It is ours to solve. We can all do something to undo childhood hunger.

We will not let their opportunities to succeed be diminished by hunger. Empty stomachs will not determine who they will be and what they can accomplish.

Each and every one of us will take responsibility for the children who are hungry in our neighborhoods. They are our children. Yours and mine. They belong to us and we refuse to ignore a problem that has existed for so long in a country with so much bounty and excess.

Every boy and girl should be able to dream big and make those dreams a reality.

We will take ownership of hunger here. By investing our time, energy and resources, we can be part of the solution to end childhood hunger. We can fill bellies. Turn fear into hope. Opportunities to succeed will no longer be diminished by a problem that is within our power to solve.

We will do whatever it takes to assure that no child in America will ever have to say, “Hunger Is Me”.

Youth and Education

We believe that every student should have access to education that prepares them to succeed in school and life. We believe that investing in education creates a foundation for a better future for all of us. We support programs that encourage a child’s success in a safe environment and that foster learning in all subjects, including after-school activities as well as other interventions.

Our funding is specifically for K-12 education in schools and in out-of-school organizations that increase test scores, classroom performance and/or attendance.


We are proud to recognize the enormous sacrifice made by our Veterans, especially those who are injured while defending the freedoms we all enjoy. We are specifically focused on recent Veterans for post-September 11th conflicts. We raise funds and focus our donations to organizations working in our neighborhoods to:

  • Support Veterans as they gain access to civilian employment
  • Provide access to health care and support groups for our Veterans and their families
  • Support the families of fallen heroes

Working with national and community-based organizations to reach our neighbor Veterans, we believe that their sacrifice and service should be honored and we aim to ease the transition back into civilian life.

Supporting Diversity and Inclusion of All Abilities

We believe that all people should have equal opportunity to live a healthy and full life, regardless of ability.

Over the years we’ve supported many organizations that transform the lives of millions of people with a range of special needs including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Easter Seals, Special Olympics, and a range of community-based employment and job coaching organizations focused on serving people with disabilities. We fund organizations that:

Provide access for children to ability-specific camps

  • Help individuals receive specialty services
  • Give people employment training and help to gain employment
  • Provide people with care and treatment

We continue to fund organizations that assist our neighbors to live healthier lives and reach their full potential, regardless of ability.


We review applications monthly. At the close of the application process, it typically takes us at 4-6 WEEKS to review and get back to you.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • We only support organizations with a valid 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS and schools recognized by the government.
  • Organizations we fund must serve the community where we operate.
    • To learn more about our operating area, view our online map at


  • To Strengthen Your Application – Include an Employee Sponsor
    • Typically, an employee sponsor is a volunteer, board member or someone who has been helped by your organization.
    • If you cannot identify an employee in your ranks, we recommend you speak to your local Store Manager to see if they would be willing to sponsor.


  • Although we would love to help everyone, the Foundation generally does not fund:
    • Individuals or for-profit organizations
    • Political organizations or activities
    • Religious organizations for religious purposes
    • Capital or building campaigns
    • Advocacy programs
    • Meetings, conferences or workshops
    • Sports teams or athletic competitions
    • Other foundations or granting organizations
    • Fundraising dinners, galas, and events. We generally do not sponsor these events because the sponsorship is not fully deductible and because we prefer that our funds go directly to program services rather than offsetting event expenses.