Albertson’s LLC Distributes $300,000 through Inaugural Community Partners Challenge

60 Charities in 6 States Win Grants for their Organizations’ Projects & Programs

Boise, IDAHO – Albertson’s LLC announced today the 60 charities that won grants in the company’s inaugural Community Partners Challenge.

The 60 winning charities are in six states throughout the company’s market areas, and support causes ranging from school clubs and parent-teacher organizations to hunger relief and animal welfare. Charities were invited to submit requests for grants ranging from$1,000 to $25,000. The most-voted for charities in each category were awarded grants. The two charities receiving the top grants of $25,000 each are Teurlings Catholic High School in Lafayette, LA, and The Foundation for Service Dog Support in Surprise, AZ. Each of those charities had over 50,000 votes each.

The Albertsons Community Partners program helps schools and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations earn money for their programs when their supporters shop at Albertson’s LLC’s stores. Organizations can earn up to $24,000 a year through their participation in the program. The Community Partners Challenge grants are in addition to any regular program distributions from supporters’ shopping.

“When we launched the Community Partners Challenge in September, we invited all of our participating Community Partners to apply for a grant and tell their story,” said Bob Butler, executive vice president of operations for Albertson’s LLC.  “Some wonderful charities stepped up to tell their stories, and shared the opportunity to vote for their cause with their supporters and friends. In total, 1.8 million votes were cast in the 15 days that the Challenge was open for voting.  As a company, we’re very proud to be able to follow in the footsteps of our founder, Joe Albertson, and support the organizations through this grant program. They’re doing some fantastic things in our communities.”

Here are the winners from this year’s Albertsons Community Partners Challenge:

Teurlings Catholic High School Lafayette LA $  25,000.00
Foundation For Service Dog Support, Inc. Surprise AZ $  25,000.00
Families & Youth Inc Las Cruces NM $  10,000.00
Hillel Day School Of Boca Raton Boca Raton FL $  10,000.00
Healing Place Serve Baton Rouge LA $  10,000.00
Santa Fe School For The Arts Santa Fe NM $  10,000.00
Fellowship United Methodist Church Trophy Club TX $  10,000.00
Christ Lutheran School Albuquerque NM $  10,000.00
R.L. Turner High School / Orchestra Boosters Carrollton TX $    7,500.00
Beatitudes Age Link Child Development Phoenix AZ $    7,500.00
Play Postively Influencing The Lives Of Americas Youth Inc Desoto TX $    7,500.00
Las Cruces Aquatic Team Las Cruces NM $    7,500.00
Ponchatonla High School Ponchatoula LA $    7,500.00
Mcneese State University Fdn Autism Program Lake Charles LA $    7,500.00
Carver Center Midland TX $    7,500.00
Immaculate Heart Of Mary Food Bank Northglenn CO $    7,500.00
Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavericks Dallas TX $    7,500.00
Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation El Paso TX $    7,500.00
Childrens Foundation For Equine Assisted Therapy Inc Boca Raton FL $    7,500.00
The Gift Of Swimming Winter Garden FL $    7,500.00
R.L. Paschal High School Band Boosters Fort Worth TX $    5,000.00
Thompson Ranch Elementary School Ptsa El Mirage AZ $    5,000.00
Desert Youth Ballet Foundation Inc Phoenix AZ $    5,000.00
Stepping Stones Academy Phoenix AZ $    5,000.00
Lutheran High School Of Dallas Dallas TX $    5,000.00
Harold Wiggs Middle School Pta El Paso TX $    5,000.00
Airborne Angel Cadets Of Texas Carrollton TX $    5,000.00
Center Dance Ensemble /Snow Queen Production Phoenix AZ $    5,000.00
St. Margaret Catholic School Lake Charles LA $    5,000.00
East Mountain High School Sandia Park NM $    5,000.00
Developing Boys To Men Fort Worth TX $    5,000.00
Shriners Hospital For Children Shreveport LA $    5,000.00
Parents Supporting Children And Their Music Tempe AZ $    5,000.00
Step It Up Recovery Center Longwood FL $    5,000.00
Ronald Mcdonald House Charities Of North Central Florida Gainesville FL $    5,000.00
Dallas Cooperative Preschool Dallas TX $    1,000.00
The Brighton School Parkmeadow Campus Baton Rouge LA $    1,000.00
Optimist Club Of Sanford Sanford FL $    1,000.00
Ascension Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron Baton Rouge LA $    1,000.00
Saguaro Elementary School / Pto Casa Grande AZ $    1,000.00
Taps N Tunes Hurst TX $    1,000.00
Paschal Hs Orchetra Booster Club Fort Worth TX $    1,000.00
Saddles Of Joy, Inc. Yuma AZ $    1,000.00
Early Childhood Council Of Larimer Fort Collins CO $    1,000.00
The Paleozoic Trackways Foundation Las Cruces NM $    1,000.00
St. Genevieve School Lafayette LA $    1,000.00
Casa Angelica Auxiliary Albuquerque NM $    1,000.00
Magic Of Manatee Sweet Adelines Holmes Beach FL $    1,000.00
Pinnacle High Band Boosters Phoenix AZ $    1,000.00
Amarillo Youth Choirs Amarillo TX $    1,000.00
Monnig Middle School Fort Worth TX $    1,000.00
Byron Nelson High School/ Renaissance Program Trophy Club TX $    1,000.00
Down To Earth High School Silver City NM $    1,000.00
Phoenix First Foursquare Joy Of Life Church Phoenix AZ $    1,000.00
Grace United Methodist Church Mesa AZ $    1,000.00
St. Peter Lutheran Church Carlsbad NM $    1,000.00
St Martin Humane Society Breaux Bridge LA $    1,000.00
Seniors For Kids Oro Valley AZ $    1,000.00
Yap, Inc Dallas County Counseling Services Dallas TX $    1,000.00
St. Jean Vianney Church Social Responsibility Ministry Baton Rouge LA $    1,000.00


About Albertson’s LLC

Albertson’s LLC prides itself on being a good corporate neighbor, and focuses its corporate giving efforts at the local level on three critical areas: hunger relief, education and development of youth, and health and nutrition. The Albertson’s Community Partners program provides over $400,000 a year to schools and non-profit organizations throughout the company’s market areas in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. The privately owned and operated company maintains its headquarters in Boise, Idaho.

Contact: Christine Wilcox, Albertson’s LLC