Desert Mission Food Bank is facing critical shortages due to Covid-19 pandemic and reached out to Jaburg Wilk with an emergency funding request. For years, Jaburg Wilk employees have volunteered at Desert Mission Food Bank helping sort, box, pack foods and help food bank clients shop for food. However, since food from restaurants evaporated and food from grocery stores has been significantly diminished, Desert Mission was in desperate need of money rather than volunteers.
The Jaburg & Wilk Foundation fulfilled their grant request and donated $10,000.
Business attorney and managing partner of Jaburg Wilk, Gary Jaburg said “When we realized what a dilemma Desert Mission Food Bank was in from the spiking demand of food from people who were recently unemployed coupled with diminished food donations this was an easy decision for us and foundation. We know that the current community need is overwhelming for food banks.”
Desert Mission Food Bank provides emergency food boxes for individuals and families that are in crisis, food boxes for income qualified seniors, and infant emergency food boxes. The need for their services has increased significantly since the pandemic began.
For more information contact Meagan Holmes at 602.248.1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jaburg & Wilk Foundation
The Jaburg & Wilk Foundation is a non-profit foundation committed to enriching the quality of life for the residents of Arizona by fostering private giving and strengthening smaller service providers. To this end, the Foundation awards grants to local non-profit organizations involved in the arts, education, children, at-risk programs, and other community-based efforts. The Foundation grants are awarded after approval of the Grant Committee.
Community Grant Guidelines
Priority is given to:
- Well-run, financially sound organizations. For example, strong board participation and stable management, diverse source of revenues and earned income opportunities.
- Organizations whose mission and proposed project address a current and proven public need for people living and/or working in Maricopa or Pinal counties.
- Applicants that demonstrate strong community support for their organizations and its projects. For example, diversity of other funding sources and community resources or number of diverse participants in the program, project or organization.
- Organizations that show an effective and efficient delivery of program services. For example, greater than 80% of the organization expenses are spent on program services.
Applications may be submitted at any time to email@example.com.