Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. : Winn-Dixie Foundation Donates $1.4 Million to 116 Southeast Charities

Investments Celebrate and Enhance Communities, Support Neighbors

The Winn-Dixie Foundation announced today it is investing nearly $1.4 million in neighborhoods across the Southeast through partnerships with 116 nonprofit organizations, providing a broad range of services critical to helping communities flourish and individuals triumph.

“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, La. 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, Fla., group. It helped a South Florida organization in its fight against cancer and a Central Florida organization in its battle against domestic abuse. Click here to view 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.
Hubbard House
I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, Inc.
Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO)
Jewish Family & Community Services
KAIR-Keys Area Interdenominational Resources
Kingdom Life Community Services
Ladies Leukemia League, Inc.
Leadership Council of Riverside Presbyterian Day School
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
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)

About Winn-Dixie Foundation

Established in 1943, the Winn-Dixie Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to making each neighborhood Winn-Dixie serves a better place to live. The Foundation awards grants to organizations that support programs and initiatives which help to foster healthy and thriving communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. To learn more about the Winn-Dixie Foundation, please visit

About Winn-Dixie

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is one of the nation’s largest food retailers. Founded in 1925, the Company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. The Company currently operates approximately 480 retail grocery locations and approximately 380 in-store pharmacies in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi. For more information, please visit