Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Wawa Foundation?

The Wawa Foundation is Wawa’s recently established 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to encompass all of Wawa’s charitable giving. The Wawa Foundation is committed to fulfilling lives every day by building stronger communities.

How do I qualify for a grant from The Wawa Foundation?

The Wawa Foundation provides support to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations within Wawa’s six-state market area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. The Wawa Foundation supports organizations making a difference in our focus areas of health, hunger and everyday heroes.

How do I submit an application? Where can I send it and to whom?

To apply for local connections grants, Letters of Inquiry for Regional and National grants, in-kind donations, or sponsorship for a charitable event, please visit our Apply for Support page.

When will I be contacted about the status of my grant request? How do I know you have received my application?

After you have submitted your completed Local Grant, In-Kind Donation, Sponsorship Apply for Support request or Letter of Inquiry, you will receive a confirmation that it was received within two days and that it is being routed to the appropriate Foundation representative. Your request will be routed to the appropriate Foundation representative. The Wawa Foundation will notify you within two weeks of the next step in the process.

Do you only provide cash grants?

In addition to cash grants, The Wawa Foundation may provide in-kind product donations and contributions or sponsorships for charitable events to approved organizations.

In-kind donations include product donations and Wawa gift baskets and are available to qualifying organizations. Sponsorships provide qualified charitable organizations with financial support for their charitable events.

Are there programs that The Wawa Foundation will not fund?

The Wawa Foundation does not provide grants or other resources for any of the following:

  • Individuals
  • Private charity or private foundations
  • Organizations not exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and not eligible for tax‐deductible support
  • Religious organizations, unless the particular program will benefit a large portion of a community without regard to religious affiliation
  • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
  • Organizations whose primary purpose is to influence legislation
  • Sports sponsorships or performing arts