For over 70 years, the Golub Corporation, parent company of Price Chopper Supermarkets, has believed in and practiced good corporate citizenship. To that end, Price Chopper's Golub Foundation was established in 1981 in an effort to enhance and improve the quality of life within Price Chopper communities.
Price Chopper's Golub Foundation provides financial support to eligible charitable organizations with a current 501(c)(3) tax exempt status located within Price Chopper's marketing areas in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire. Contributions are made through planned, continued giving programs in the areas of health and human services, arts, culture, education, and youth activities.
Organizations funded through Price Chopper's Golub Foundation include hospitals, ambulance services, YMCA's, YWCA's, libraries, universities, museums, and community centers. We support organizations and programs that have the potential of providing ongoing services for a large segment of our customer base. Little League teams, soccer leagues, and community events for organizations such as the American Heart Association, Junior Achievement, Alzheimer's Association, and the March of Dimes have also received funding. We look for family-friendly, soundly managed organizations with a mission to enhance the communities where we live and work.
We are also a major supporter of the United Way as a way to fund community agencies. Our Foundation makes a contribution to each United Way branch within our marketing area. Price Chopper teammates generously contribute through our annual fund drive.
While we do not provide financial contributions to schools or churches, we would be happy to review requests for gift certificates for events or fundraising activities.
While we hesitate to put a dollar value on our levels of giving, our contribution levels are normally smaller than larger. In our efforts to support as many organizations as possible, funding amounts are limited. Our larger grants are usually reserved for capital drives for organizations that have the potential to support a broad spectrum of our customer base, such as hospitals and universities.
Many factors are included in our decision making process, including our budget, similar groups we may already be supporting, and the community impact potential for each donation. While we would like to say yes to every request we receive, it's not possible within our budget restrictions.
In keeping with our philosophy to support as many organizations as possible, we ask that each group make one request per year. Your organization should decide which event or program would benefit most from our contribution and contact us at that time. Please remember that nothing is automatically repeated the following year unless we have committed to a multi-year pledge. A new request should be made each year.
As we support organizations directly, we do not make third party donations. If we already support the organization for which you're raising funds, we do not provide additional donations.
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To be considered for funding, mail a written request, on letterhead for the organization seeking the donation. Due to the volume of requests we receive (we review many hundreds of requests each year), we ask for six to eight weeks before the donation is needed.
Letters should include the name, address, daytime phone number, and contact person of the organization. Also include the amount being requested, the population and geographic area served by the organization, and a copy of your 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status letter. Give a brief description of the specific project or event we're being asked to support and what recognition we would receive.
Our Foundation Gifts Committee reviews all requests and customers are contacted with our decision.
Mail to: Price Chopper's Golub Foundation, PO Box 1074, Schenectady, NY 12301.
Requests for donations valued at $25 or less can be directed to your local store manager. Bring your letter of request, on letterhead for your organization, to the Price Chopper closest to your organization, four to five weeks before you would need the contribution.
Free Ticket Printing. The corporation will print a limited number of tickets for civic, charitable, religious and other service organizations. These can be requested at the courtesy desk of your local Price Chopper, and must be ordered at least six weeks before they are needed.
Free Cups and Napkins. Non-profit organizations may receive up to 250 free cups and napkins displaying the Price Chopper Logo for use at meetings or events, up to twice per year. These may be obtained at the courtesy desk at your local Price Chopper store. Bring your letter of request, on letterhead for your organization, to the Price Chopper closest to your organization, three weeks before you would need the contribution.