The Wawa Foundation is committed to
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Building Strong Communities
Championing life-saving research and care for people in need
Leading hunger relief effortsLearn more
Supporting the heroes making a difference every day
Together, we’ve made a difference! View The Wawa Foundation’s Annual Giving.Learn more
The Wawa Foundation Hero Award
The submissions are in, and now we’re in the process of determining the four finalists. Once the finalists are selected, it’ll be your turn to vote for the non-profit organization “hero” story that inspires you the most!Learn More
The USO is a corporate wide partner of Wawa and The Wawa Foundation in 2023
We are proud to support the USO’s mission to protect those who protect us. The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Wawa and The Wawa Foundation are proud to have supported our USO partners since 2011 with nearly over $9 million in support, including contributions towards their programs, centers and care packages for deployed military service members.Learn more here
From the very start, when Grahame Wood opened the first Wawa store in 1964, he had a vision for a new kind of place that not only served customers, but gave back to its community. The company began finding ways Wawa could help the community that were extensions of what Wawa did naturally—helping care for neighbors, providing nutritious food and always being reliable and accessible.
In 2014, on Wawa’s 50th anniversary, that same legacy of giving was formalized and amplified with the establishment of The Wawa Foundation. Today, with the support of hundreds of partners and millions of customers and associates, Grahame’s initial commitment to building stronger communities continues across the same three areas that reflect Wawa’s history and purpose—championing life-saving research and care for people in need, leading hunger-relief efforts and supporting the heroes making a difference every day.