Types of Support

The Wawa Foundation and Wawa Community Care are committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with local communities and national partners. To achieve this, we provide focused financial and in-kind support for non-profit and community organizations, as well as event sponsorship and volunteerism.

Our support focuses on three key areas:

  • Financial Grants to local, state, and national partners (through The Wawa Foundation)
  • In-kind Support for local community events and organizations (through The Wawa Foundation and Wawa Community Care). Please ensure your event date is 4 weeks or more from the date of your online submission.
  • Local Sponsorships for charitable events (through Wawa Community Care)

Financial Grants from The Wawa Foundation

The Wawa Foundation provides financial grants on a local, regional and national level ensuring that our commitment extends from the local communities Wawa serves to the regional footprint Wawa occupies in the mid-Atlantic and Florida. Only registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations operating in Wawa’s six-state area are eligible to apply. Organizations must fall into The Wawa Foundation’s three key areas of focus: Health, Hunger and Everyday Heroes.

Grant proposals are by invitation only for amounts exceeding $2,500. Letters of inquiry must be submitted and reviewed by the Grant Committee according to below.

To request financial support,  please fill out the Support Request form.

Before you submit a request, please review our Criteria for Success.

Grant Cycles

Our submissions windows for 2016 will be the months of January, April, July and October. Qualified organizations can submit grant requests and letters of inquiry during those timeframes.  Requests will be reviewed and organizations will receive a response before the next grant submission window opens.

The Wawa Foundation has designated grant-making cycles during the calendar year. During those cycles, we accept online applications and Letters of Inquiry related to our areas of focus and funding priorities. If The Wawa Foundation approves the online Letter of Inquiry, the charitable organization will be invited to submit a more detailed full Grant Proposal by invitation only.  

Local Connection Grants

Financial grants less than $2,500 are available to local non-profit organizations to ensure that we are supporting the communities that Wawa serves at the local level. After submitting an online inquiry, you should hear back from a representative from The Wawa Foundation within 2 to 4 weeks. Local connection grant inquiries are considered on an ongoing basis while budgeted funds last. Once the budget is reached, further inquiries will be declined for the current year and encouraged to re-apply for the following year.

To request financial support, please fill out the Support Request form.

In-Kind Support: Wawa Community Care

Wawa Community Care considers requests for in-kind donations to help community and youth organizations in our neighborhoods.

In-Kind Support will be available to qualifying organizations as long as budget for the applicable store/area/region has not been exhausted, and event date is not less than 4 weeks away:

  1. Product Donations: Wawa brand juices, teas or water. Wawa products must be picked up at a local store and cannot be resold at a program or event. (View Terms and Conditions of product/in-kind donations). 
  2. Wawa Gift Basket: Selection of Wawa gift items and coupons for silent auction or fund-raising event.

To request In-Kind Support, please fill out the Support Request form.


Local Sponsorships: Wawa Community Care

Separate from The Wawa Foundation, Wawa provides financial support for charitable events organized by qualified charitable organizations, such as walks or community events benefiting charities in our areas of focus.

The donations raised by the events support the charities’ general operating expenses. Typical sponsorships range from $250 to $2,500, and funds are limited.

To request Sponsorship, please fill out the Support Request form.

Only requests submitted through the Support Request Form will be considered for funding. Requests submitted by mail, phone or e-mail will not be considered for funding and will be directed to complete the online application process.