As our company grows and thrives, we are committed to positively impacting our communities and providing support to help them flourish. To uphold this commitment our charitable efforts focus solely on youth development.
The majority of our employees are under the age of 18 and we would like to better their lives before and during their employment. As such, we support organizations that are working to teach the following skills: literacy, leadership, communication, responsibility, and resourcefulness.
Dion’s frequently provides support to organizations in the form of food or gift cards. Please direct in-kind donation requests less than $100 to the General Manager of your local Dion’s. General Managers may deny or accept requests at their discretion. Larger requests may be directed to Jessica Trumble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On an annual basis, Dion’s awards grants to a handful of organizations whose focus is in the area of youth development. This enables the selected organizations to make a larger impact on the populations they serve, while enabling Dion’s to take a stand and help make a difference.
The grant application process for our 2023 fiscal year has closed. Dion’s is currently reviewing submissions and will not be accepting new grant requests. Recipients will be announced later this year. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Trumble at email@example.com.
In 2022 Dion’s was proud to support the following organizations:
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaves and Lincoln Counties believes that ever child deserves the support and encouragement to reach their full potential and provide kindergarten through high school students with age-appropriate after school educational assistance and workforce development programs.
Chaves County CASA provides a powerful voice and support for abused, neglected and vulnerable children and their families, with programs such as the Steller Satellite coffee truck that teaches high-risk youth business and life skills through employment, training, and support.
Explora creates opportunities for inspirational discovery and the joy of lifelong learning through interactive experiences in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).
Horizons Albuquerque offers enrichment programs to transform the lives of students caught in the achievement gap, giving them the tools and support to become successful and confident college-bound students.
Junior Achievement of New Mexico strives to inspire and prepare young people to succeed through its lessons in financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship, which are delivered by community volunteers who also serve as role models for students.
Locker #505 is a student clothing bank that aims to provide appropriate school clothing to K-12 students in need, building partnerships within the community so that all children can attend school with confidence and dignity.
NDI New Mexico uses the arts to engage and motivate children through distinctive programs that help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.
New Day Youth & Family Services connects homeless and marginalized youth with safety, the community, and themselves by offering programs that work together in tandem with other community resources to serve youth and change the trajectory of their lives.
New Mexico Black Leadership Council works to foster leadership, create inclusive opportunities, develop multicultural capacity, and cultivate progressive partnerships that support Black communities and benefit all New Mexicans.
New Mexico Friends of Foster Children helps improve the quality of life for all New Mexico Children and youth who are in or have been in foster care by supporting activities that make a difference in their lives, including providing scholarships to support post-high school education or employment plans.
PB&J Family Services helps at-risk children grown and develop to their full potential in nurturing families within a supportive community through a variety of dual-generational wraparound services for both children and their parents.
Presbyterian Ear Institute provides an early childhood educational program for children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have speech and language delays in which students listen, learn and speak without the use of manual signs so they can grow socially, emotionally, linguistically, and academically.
Rio Grande Educational Collaborative prepares students in kindergarten through 5th grade for life-long success by providing education-based before and after school services that support the social and academic dreams of children, their families, and their communities.
The Santa Fe Children’s Museum helps children discover the joy of learning, play and community through extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities.
Think New Mexico aims to improve the lives of all New Mexicans by educating the public, the media, and policymakers about some of the most serious challenges facing New Mexico and by developing and advocating for enduring, effective, evidence-based solutions, including promoting financial literacy among high school students.
A Precious Child assists children and families facing difficult life challenges such as abuse and neglect, crisis situations and poverty, providing them with resources to empower them to achieve their full potential.
Community Uplift Partnership strengthens young adults in the community by providing them with tools to conquer the barriers and challenges that limit them from job training and employment opportunities, including a 12-week program that teaches skills ranging from leadership to character development, plus the opportunity for employment at one of CUP’s three coffee houses.
Iron Sharp Community Foundation strives to build a more enriched, compassionate and sharpened community by establishing long-lasting relationships with all sectors of the community and mobilizing resources and networks through “heart-reaches” to communities in need, education and mentorship initiatives, and community engagement programs.
Spina Bifida Association of Colorado aims to build a better and brighter future for all those affected by Spina Bifida, including efforts to help tweens and teens learn life skills necessary to successfully transition to adulthood.
StableStrides harnesses the power of horses to help children, teens, adults, seniors, active duty service members, and veterans with physical and mental healing. Children make up approximately 40% of the people who turn to StableStrides for help each year for physical, occupational and speech therapy, adaptive riding, and mental health services.
Early Learning Centers of Lubbock provides affordable and quality childcare with the mission of educating and nurturing young children and their families for successful futures.
Lubbock Meals on Wheels provides nutritious, home-delivered meals to those who are homebound, elderly or disabled, seeking to break the social isolation experienced by the homebound by providing warm, caring, friendly contact through its volunteers.
The Science Spectrum is home to the Lubbock Children’s Museum, the OMNI Theatre, and Lubbock’s only public aquarium, and is dedicated to the pursuit of exploration and STEM education through hands-on science exhibits, live science shows, and traveling exhibits.
We are grateful to all organizations that do great work in a wide range of need-based areas in the cites we serve!