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
This Independence Day, The Wawa Foundation will award one Philadelphia non-profit organization with a $50,000 grant for providing services that build stronger communities through preserving our independence, protecting our safety and mentoring and inspiring our youth.
Four organizations have shared a story of what being a “Hero” means to them. Cast your vote by June 29th to help us decide which one should receive The Wawa Foundation Award and $50,000 grant!Read the stories & vote now!
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a corporate wide partner of Wawa and The Wawa Foundation in 2022
Going off of our founding principles, to continuously seek out opportunities to be the best neighbors, we have raised $13 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) since 2003. We are proud to partner CMN Hospitals, the largest network of children’s hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. CMN Hospitals provide 32 million patient visits for 10 million kids each year, meaning 62 children enter a member of CMN Hospital every minute. Since 1983, CMN Hospitals has raised more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time.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.