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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stater Bros. Charities?
Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. employees live and work. 
 
Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has provided funding to countless local organizations and programs which benefit hunger relief, children’s wellbeing, education, health, and help for our Nation’s Veterans. 
 
Since the creation of Stater Bros. Charities six years ago, over $12 million has been donated into the local communities where Stater Bros. Supermarkets are located which include San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego and Kern Counties. 
 
 
Where does the money go?
All of the money that is donated to Stater Bros. Charities goes directly back into the communities served by Stater Bros. Markets. 
 
 
How do I know what communities you serve?
Stater Bros. Charities supports local communities where Stater Bros. Supermarkets are located which include San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego and Kern Counties. 
 
 
My organization is based in a community you serve, but our work is in Arizona. Can I still apply for a grant?
Unfortunately, no.  All nonprofits must serve people in our communities.
 
 
Who is eligible to apply?
Stater Bros. Charities accepts applications from organizations that provide services in the local communities served by Stater Bros. Markets. Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
 
 
Who does Stater Bros. Charities accept grant requests?
Stater Bros. Charities accepts and reviews requests throughout the year.
 
 
What organizations does Stater Bros. Charities donate to?
Stater Bros. Charities supports nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with our initiatives:
Hunger Relief
Children’s Wellbeing
Education
Health 
Veterans Care
 
 
What type of organizations or projects would Stater Bros. Charities not fund?
Individuals 
For-profit organizations
Political organizations or activities
Capital or building campaigns
Activities that do not give back to the local communities served by Stater Bros. Markets
Sports, athletic events, or athletic programs
Meetings, Conferences or Workshops
Travel Expenses, including student trips or tours
In-Kind Donations 
Organizations that deny service to a potential client or beneficiary on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran, or disability status
Organizations that do not have a current tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code
 
 
Does Stater Bros. Charities donate food?
No, Stater Bros. Charities only donates major cash contributions to non-profit organizations that meet a major need in the community at large.
 
 
Does Stater Bros. Charities donate to individuals? 
No, Stater Bros. Charities does not donate to individuals.
 
 
Can I request a product donation or gift cards instead of a grant?
No, only financial grants are available through Stater Bros. Charities. Requests for in-kind donations (products and gift cards) should be made with your local Stater Bros. Market Store Manager. 
 
 
I'm running a race and am looking for sponsors. Can Stater Bros. Charities sponsor me?
No, Stater Bros. Charities does not sponsor individuals.
 
 
Do you provide seed money?
No, Stater Bros. Charities only donates to programs and services.
 
 
Does Stater Bros. Charities donate to building projects?
No, Stater Bros. Charities only donates to programs and services.
 
 
What is a typical grant amount?
Grants are typically smaller than larger and usually range from $2,000 to $10,000.
 

How do I apply?

To apply for a grant, you must fill out an application.  Along with your application, please mail a copy of your most recent 990 Form and a copy of your Tax Exempt Letter of Confirmation to the Stater Bros. Charities office.

For questions, please email us at charities@staterbros.com.

 

When will I find out if I’ve received the grant?

Organizations can generally expect to receive an answer within 90 days of submitting the grant application and supporting documents.

 

Can I apply for more than one grant from Stater Bros. Charities?

We typically limit our funding to once a year.

 

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Feel free to please email us at charities@staterbros.com.