YOU CHOOSE. We Give. Microgrant Program




The Sumas Family Foundation was founded in 2019 as a way for Village Super Market and the Sumas Family to further help the communities we serve. This is in addition to the programs and support we provide throughout the year directly from Village.

As a member of our Village Family, we know that your roots run deep in your own communities and that you may be aware of local organizations who could use some additional support. The 2023 YOU CHOOSE. We Give. Microgrant program was created just for our associates, so you can have a say in where donations go & what you are passionate about in your own community.
For each month in 2023, four $2,000 microgrant will be awarded to an organization that a Village Super Market associate is involved with or passionate about. In order to be considered, organizations must serve our local communities OR must have a local chapter in one of Village Supermarket’s four states (NY, NJ, PA, MD).
Please fill out all information in the Google Form to be considered for the grant. If your organization is not selected this month, your organization will remain in the following month’s applications. You do NOT need to submit monthly. We welcome associates to continue to submit applications for new organizations. Organizations can receive up to one grant per year.
Application in English:
Application in Spanish:
Congratulations to Suzanne Cordeiro, January’s winner!
Check out the organization that received $1,000 in her honor:
Congratulations to Angela Anderson, February’s winner!
Check out the organization that received $1,000 in her honor:
Congratulations to Angelina Maffei, our March winner.
Check out the organization that received $2,000 in her honor:
Jennifer Lawson, from ShopRite of Washington, received $2,000 for the Community Food Pantry of Washington!
Karla Gilman, from our main office, received $2,000 to Embrella. Read about Embrella here:
Brittany Reece, from ShopRite of Absecon, received $2,000 to King’s Crusade. Congratulations!
Keri Wilson, from ShopRite of Stroudsburg, received $2,000 to St. Joseph’s Center!
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From 162 ShopRite of Garwood, Manny the store manager nominated & won $2,000 for Precious Jules, an organization that helps families struggling with childhood cancers. Learn more here:

From 284 Chatham, Anthony nominated & won $2,000 for Backpacks for Life, which helps veterans get back on their feet if they find themselves at risk for homelessness. Learn more here:

From 642 Hammonton, Fay nominated & won $2,000 for Forever Logan Strong, an organization to help adults or children struggling with a cancer diagnosis. Learn more here:

From 550 Landis, Linda the store manager nominated & won $2,000 for Atlantic County Canine Rescue, which helps rescue senior dogs and dogs coming from difficult conditions. Looking to foster or adopt a dog? Learn more here:

Angelica Patla from the marketing department won $2,000 for New York Road Runners Team for Kids, whose funds help support running-based fitness, goal-setting, and nutrition programs benefiting students in schools and communities across the United States, including New York City’s five boroughs.
Michelle Damiano from ShopRite of Morristown submitted and won $2,000 for Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in honor of her adopted dog, Scamper!
Mary Bruner in Stirling submitted the Shimon and Sara Jewish Community Center and won the $2,000 to help support their community programs!
Krystal Wicks in Stirling submitted Songs of Love, an organization which creates original songs for children suffering from chronic illness. Know a child who may benefit from their own song? Visit:

We are so proud to celebrate another month of our Sumas Family Foundation’s You Choose. We Give. microgrant winners!

Diana Hoeckle, CSM in Chatham nominated Heartworks, located right in Bernardsville down the street from our store! Heartworks “offers hope to people experiencing a chronic illness with an acute need, an unexpected injury, a natural disaster, or unbearable grief”. Visit their website at to learn more.

Angeline Sherrill in ShopRite of Hammonton nominated The Alcove, located in Galloway. The Alcove offers support programs so that every parent who is struggling with how to help their child through a loss, always has a place to turn. Donations help them to provide our services at no cost for children and families who attend programs. Interested in their services? Visit

Ed Walch, CSM in Millburn, nominated one of his frequent shoppers, the local Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry. The pantry, right down the street from the store, were so excited to get this donation right around Thanksgiving time!

Kelly Deering in ShopRite of Stroudsburg nominated Camp Bravehearts, who helps women with cancer connect with each other via a weekend away, no cost to them. If you know someone who might benefit from this service, please visit:

Congratulations to our winners and thank you for sharing your stories with us.


Caron Treatment Center

Nominated by Fred Miller, Caron Treatment Center helps those struggling with addiction. Fred credits Caron with saving his life. Village is so proud of you! More information here:

Colin’s Wish

Nominated by Elisa Salbador from the Pharmacy team, Colin’s Wish was created in memory of a young man who lost his battle with addiction. Elisa nominated this local nonprofit in memory of her friend who also lost his life, just last year, to addiction. Read about the organization:

Adult and Teen Challenge

Laurel Lynch from ShopRite of Washington nominated Adult and Teen Challenge NJ. This nonprofit also helps support men struggling with addiction and lead them to recovery. Learn more here:

Looking to nominate an organization you care about?

Find the application here: