Milwaukee, WI: Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin was recently selected as one of 42 organizations to receive funding from the Campbell Soup Company and Campbell Soup Foundation’s Community Impact Grants program. Community Impact Grants provide support to employee-nominated nonprofit organizations operating in Campbell communities and making a meaningful impact within one or more of the focus areas of the Foundation: increasing food access, encouraging healthy living and nurturing Campbell neighborhoods.
“As an organization committed to enriching the mental and physical health of local youth, we could not be more honored to receive this important grant that was nominated through the local Franklin office,” said Tina Jones, Executive Director. “Like Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin, Campbell’s dedication to building vibrant, healthy communities is ongoing and transformative. We are grateful to receive their gracious support to further advance our mission and empower girls when they need it most.”
This year, Girls on the Run International was awarded a total of $75,000 from the Community Impact Grant. In addition to funding Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin, this grant will also impact six other employee-nominated councils serving Campbell communities including:
Girls on the Run Central Wisconsin - Beloit, WI
Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
Girls on the Run Southeastern Suburban Pennsylvania - Downingtown, PA
Girls on the Run Maricopa & Pinal Counties - Goodyear, AZ
Girls on the Run Northwest Ohio - Napoleon, OH
Girls on the Run Greater Oregon - Tualatin, OR
The $75,000 grant, divided into $7,500 per council and including a small portion for national support, will be used for general Girls on the Run programming and operations across the spring 2022 and/or fall 2022 season(s), including support of:
- Program scholarships to girls demonstrating economic need.
- Council efforts to build back programming reach to pre-pandemic levels.
- Program implementation costs such as curricula, supplies, coach training and recruitment.
- Advancement of GOTR’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and access efforts within their local communities.
Community Impact Grants were launched in 2019 to expand the geographic reach of the Foundation’s funding to more communities where Campbell has operations and to engage more employees in the grantmaking process. This year’s grantees include 40 organizations in 30 Campbell plant and office communities and two national organizations (including Girls on the Run International).
Since 1953, the Campbell Soup Foundation has provided financial support to communities throughout North America where Campbell employees live and work. The Foundation is employee-run, governed by a Board of Trustees and advised by an Executive Committee. To learn more about the Foundation and Campbell’s community affairs programming, visit campbellsoupcompany.com/our-impact/community/.