Community Support

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.

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.

In-Kind

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 jtrumble@dions.com.

Volunteers

On a quarterly basis, Dion’s employees volunteer their time to local organizations to help with various projects. Ideal volunteer activities are a one-time event that can support a group of 15-30 volunteers. Weekend activities are preferred but not required. If interested in coordinating a group of Dion’s volunteers, please contact Jessica Trumble at jtrumble@dions.com. Due to the unique nature of our volunteer program, we require at least eight weeks’ notice to coordinate volunteer activities.

Grants

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.

Dion’s has already selected the grant recipients for our 2022 fiscal year and will not be accepting new grant requests this year. The grant selection process for our upcoming 2023 fiscal year begins in June. Please check back then for more information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Trumble at jtrumble@dions.com.

This year Dion’s is proud to support the following organizations:

NEW MEXICO

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.

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 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 sponsorships to support post-high school education or employment plans.

New Day Youth & Family Services

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.

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.

COLORADO

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.

Girls on the Run Rockies uses the power of running to change the way girls see themselves and their opportunities. Girls learn to stretch themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially while training for a 5K run.

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.

TEXAS


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.

We are grateful to all organizations that do great work in a wide range of need-based areas in the communities we serve!