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
The Wawa Foundation Hero Award
Congratulations to the The Veterans Group, the 2021 recipient of The Wawa Foundation Hero Award and a $50,000 grant! Read the The Veterans Group’s inspiring story, as well as those of our three finalists, who each received $10,000 grants.Read the stories
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is a national partner with Wawa and the Wawa Foundation 2021
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. LLS is a leader in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine. This research saves livesLearn 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.