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Cardenas Markets Foundation

Our Mission – The Cardenas Markets Foundation is a stand-alone, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization noted for its charitable efforts that positively impact the lives of those in the areas Cardenas Markets serves. We are deeply rooted in all of our neighborhoods and are always searching for opportunities to partner with our local communities. The Cardenas Markets Foundation supports organizations committed to advancing health, children’s well-being, hunger relief and education.


The Cardenas Markets Foundation is committed to helping students advance their educational goals. 

The Cardenas Markets Foundation recently provided scholarship funds to students in the areas where Cardenas Markets operates.

For the 2021 – 2022 academic year, 60 scholarships totaling $120,000 were awarded to students based on their academic qualifications, financial need, leadership attributes and commitment to serving their local community.

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Hunger Relief

Cardenas Markets is dedicated to the neighborhoods where we operate and our commitment to the local community extends past the confines of our stores.   

In 2020, the Cardenas Markets Foundation established a $250,000 fund in immediate response to the unprecedented need faced by communities due to the COVID-19 epidemic.   The following food banks received monetary gifts totaling $140,000 from this emergency fund to provide food and resources to families impacted by the Coronavirus:  Alameda County Community Food Bank, Food Bank for Monterey County, Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano, Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas, Feeding America of Riverside I San Bernardino County, Second Harvest of the Silicon Valley, Inland Valley Hope Partners Pomona and St. Mary’s Food Bank in Arizona. 

Health & Children’s Wellbeing

The Cardenas Markets is passionate about advancing initiatives and causes aimed at improving the quality of life for children in our local communities.

Most recently, Cardenas Ranch Markets held its annual in-store fundraising campaign to support the critical needs of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  Funds from the Los Altos Ranch Markets annual fundraiser enable Phoenix Children’s Hospital to advance initiatives such as the Meal Assistance Program, Language Services Program, Emily Center Library, Animal Assisted Therapy, and 1 Darn cool School, just to name a few.  In addition, Cardenas Ranch Markets alongside the support of its generous customers have been able to donate over $150,000 through the company’s round-up campaign for this effort.   

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