Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

What kind of donation can I receive?

The Kenny Family Foundation developed Active Partners, a micro grant program, to address requests from organizations for a small donation.

These donations are provided in the form of ShopRite gift cards to utilize as needed. The average donation is $100.00.

Are there any specific rules?

We will not accept applications for or from:
  • Capital or annual campaigns
  • Third party fundraising organizations
  • Teams or groups for larger organizations (we often donate directly to this organization)
  • Corporate requests or donations
  • Endowment funds
  • Individual causes or online campaigns for personal fundraising
  • Multiple-year donations
  • Requests for political causes or campaigns

ShopRites of Delaware does not allow:

  • Fundraising or tagging inside or outside the ShopRite stores
  • Sales of goods or services within the ShopRite stores

General FAQ

The ShopRites of Delaware do not permit tagging. The foundation will support as many organizations as possible but will not allow any organization to sell or promote within the stores or on the property.

The Kenny Family Foundation does not handle any of the vendors, marketing or trade for ShopRite and cannot provide any assistance regarding ShopRite questions or needs. If you are interested in following one of these channels as a vendor please contact 1-800ShopRite. If you have a specific need or opportunity specifically for the ShopRites of Delaware stores, you may contact their home office at 302.225.6880.
If you are inquiring about employment at ShopRite please visit http://www.shoprite.com/career-opportunities/.

The Kenny Family Foundation is not involved in the HR hiring at ShopRite. If you are inquiring about employment at ShopRite please visit http://www.shoprite.com/career-opportunities/.

Your ShopRite gift card may be used at any of the Kenny Family ShopRites in Delaware:
• ShopRite Brandywine Commons on Concord Pike
• ShopRite Christina Crossing in Wilmington, Delaware
• ShopRite Chestnut Hill Newark
• ShopRite Governor’s Square Bear
• ShopRite First State Plaza Stanton
• ShopRite Four Seasons Plaza Glasgow

For your convenience you may also shop online at http://shoprite.mywebgrocer.com or to pick up your order or have it delivered. You also have the ability to create a specialty catered order, customized to be ready on the date of your choice. If you prefer to shop in person you may also stop by our store and speak to the department manager in the bakery or restaurant.

Donaton FAQ

We will review one donation application per year from 501c(3) and non-profit organizations and charities within New Castle County completed by the main contact of the organization with the IRS documents and letter of request.

Requests require three weeks for review after submission.

Third party groups or teams raise money independently for an organization. We give directly to organizations.
Example: Jill wants to raise money for her team for Relay for Life for the Cancer Society. Jill is declined because this is a third party fundraiser and we already donate directly for this event.
KFF is the exclusive provider of water for the American Cancer Society Hydration Stations for all Relay for Life events in the Delaware County.

We can commit to granting an eligible request one time per calendar year. We ask that individuals with multiple causes or organizations only approach us one time per year.

We will not accept applications for or from:
• Capital or Annual campaigns for Cash
• Third party fundraising organizations
• Teams or groups for larger organizations (we donate directly to organization)
• Corporate requests or donations
• Endowment funds
• Individual causes or online campaigns for personal fundraising
• Multiple-year donations
• Political causes or campaigns
• Organizations without 501c3 IRS legitimacy

If you are asking for a cash donation please make your intentions clear and explain why you would not use the gift cards. We will only fulfil requests which fulfill our mission or support our programs. Any cash donation requests over $2500 must also attach an annual report and 990.

The Kenny Family Foundation is not able to provide these services or coordinate directly. The ShopRite stores have the experts who can provide the services you need.
If approved, you may use your gift card as cash in any of the participating stores to fulfill your special request. Often these requests include floral arrangements, gift baskets, catering, cooking classes, or special large orders of water or fruit for events. Please contact the store with at least one weeks’ notice for large orders to ensure they can accommodate your needs.

The Kenny Family Foundation developed Active Partners (link to Active partners), a micro grant program, to address requests from organizations for a small donation. These donations are provided in the form of ShopRite gift cards to utilize as needed. The average donation is $100.00. We sponsor charities, organizations and their events with in-kind donations. If you are selling tickets or sponsorships to an event we prefer to purchase our tickets or sponsorship with gift cards. This is because the Kenny Family ShopRites donates 5% of the cost of these cards, the majority of their profits, back to KFF with every card we purchase. Gift cards are a win-win for everyone.

The Kenny Family Foundation has a web-based application process for donation requests. This web-based application is simple to use and will save your organization valuable time.

These gift cards are treated as cash and we are unable to replace them from the Foundation.

If your gift cards are stolen and you have a police report with details, please contact ShopRite immediately with the card numbers and a printed copy of the police report. ShopRite does not guarantee replacement of any stolen gift cards.

A KFF representative will make two attempts to contact your organization over the course of a month via phone and email after your microgrant is processed. If the donation is not picked up within 30 days from the first date of contact we return the card to our stock and reallocate for another organization in need. Your organization may apply the following calendar year for a donation.

If a ShopRite gift card has been held under your name at the Riverfront ShopRite at Christina Crossing for a donation, it is only to be given to you as the requester. If you would like to send another person to pick up the card please send the person with a signed letter of authorization or the card will not be released. We will not mail the gift cards or transfer them to another store.

Due to the level of requests our foundation receives, and our small staff, we are unable to assist short notice requests. Requests are queued as received and reviewed for relevance in relation to our mission. We require at least three weeks for a donation to be processed.

All donation requests must follow the same procedure as listed above to ensure consistency.

If approved, you may use your gift card as cash in any of the participating stores to fulfill your special request. Often these requests include floral arrangements, gift baskets, catering, cooking classes, or special large orders of water or fruit for events. The Kenny Family Foundation is not able to provide these services directly.

KFF requests all holiday donations be submitted before the first week of November.

Grant Application Issues

We will not accept a request unless it has a flyer, invitation or letter attached. These documents must be from the organization which you represent.

Due to the volume of applications our foundations receives, we are unable to process incomplete applications.

Please ask another member of your organization to complete the request. We are unable to process any requests unless fully completed and submitted. You will receive electronic confirmation of your submission within 48 hours via email.

We will not accept letters, forms, mailers, written inquiries or verbal requests in lieu of the online application. Please do not use any prior paper applications or past letters. Due to the high volume of Active Partner requests we receive, only completed online applications will receive a response.

If you are unable to obtain the IRS letter or W9 for your organization, we cannot approve your request. It is imperative that we have the correct information for our files to determine the eligibility of the donation.

Please note, only applications completed in full with attached letterhead files will be eligible for review.

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Please ask another member of your organization to complete the request. We are unable to process any requests unless fully completed and submitted. You will receive electronic confirmation of your submission within 48 hours via email.

We will not accept letters, forms, mailers, written inquiries or verbal requests in lieu of the online application. Please do not use any prior paper applications or past letters. Due to the high volume of Active Partner requests we receive, only completed online applications will receive a response.

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New Users

If your organization has not registered for our online portal please review the information above then begin the process to become an Active Partner below.

Existing Users

If your organization registered on or after September 15, 2016 and you may login to start a new request or review an existing one below.

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