Mollie Stone’s Markets has been presented with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Corporate Grantmaker Award, Golden Gate Chapter.
The award is given to a corporation or its foundation that displays an outstanding commitment to philanthropy through its financial support and by encouraging other companies to be philanthropic leaders.
The AFP Golden Gate is celebrating 50 years of paying tribute to the contributions that philanthropy has had on the local community by honoring individuals, organizations and businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area who give their time, talents and resources for the enrichment and benefit of their communities.
Mollie Stone’s Markets has been making a difference in people’s lives through food since 1986. It is locally and family owned, and it is inspired by its namesake, Mollie Stone, to not only serve customers but also serve the community.
With nine Mollie Stone’s Markets in the Bay Area and 700 employees, the company is committed to surpassing customer expectations. It is proud to work with local growers and brands around the greater Bay Area to bring customers high quality products.
Mollie Stone’s Markets serves its communities by helping to strengthen them – especially during times of need. Whether there is a pandemic, fire, power outage or investing in the future of its communities, the company strives to help by donating to local hospitals, foodbanks, schools, first-responders and various non-profits in the community through direct financial support, food, PPE, time volunteered and customer match programs.
Mike Stone, owner and CEO, feels strongly about giving. “There is no greater need during one’s lifetime than to support our community… If I can make a difference in one persons’ life, what greater gift is there?”
“We are honored that Mollie Stone’s Markets has won the Outstanding Corporate Grantmaker Award and we will continue to support the community,” Stone said.