Serving California’s Grocery Family

California grocers are committed to workers and their families, which is why CGA created an educational foundation to provide scholarship and tuition reimbursement opportunities to member-company employees and their dependents, alongside other educational programs.

The California Grocers Association Educational Foundation’s (CGAEF) work supports our industry’s belief that today’s workforce will shape the future of California’s grocery community. Through CGAEF industry employees pursuing career development opportunities can apply for up to $1,000 annually. Employees and family members, who are seniors in high school or already enrolled in a secondary education program, are eligible for CGAEF Funded, Legacy, Donor, Endowed and Piggyback Partnership scholarships.

Foundation Work in Action

The CGA Educational Foundation’s efforts to build tomorrow’s workforce makes stories like Kimberly Lee’s possible. As an employee of Food 4 Less in Rialto, Calif., Kimberly earned a Legends of the Industry scholarship to attend Azusa Pacific University. By earning her degree in counseling, Lee will be positioned to pursue a career in human resources with Ralphs Grocery Company / Food 4 Less.

I am very, very thankful for the support from the educational foundation because this scholarship will allow me to continue my education.

Kimberly Lee, Food 4 Less

Kimberly's Story

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