Youth and Education

We believe that every student should have access to education that prepares them to succeed in school and life. We believe that investing in education creates a foundation for a better future for all of us. We support programs that encourage a child’s success in a safe environment and that foster learning in all subjects, including after-school activities as well as other interventions.

Our funding is specifically for K-12 education in schools and in out-of-school organizations that increase test scores, classroom performance and/or attendance.

Local Stories

Thousands Given in Grants to Washington State Teachers

Teacher’s Grants

How could $5,000 to $10,000 improve, advance and enrich student learning?  Safeway and Albertsons know that teachers in our community can think of many answers to this question, and that’s why the Safeway Foundation and the Albertsons Companies Foundation is proud to have created the Innovation in Education Grant.  K-12 grade Teachers from across Washington State and Alaska applied for the grant by submitting ideas for creative projects in literacy, math, reading, science, health, engineering and social studies.  50 teachers were awarded grants equaling $250, 000.

College For Success Foundation

It is known that the best way to end the cycle of poverty is through education, yet only 10% of low-income youth graduate from college.  One great organization in Washington – College Success Foundation – is changing that statistic, with 60% of the youth in their program earning a college degree.  Through an integrated system of academic, financial, social and emotional support for students, more than 12,000 student per year are charting the path to success for their families.  This May, through the generous donations of our customers, the Albertsons Safeway Seattle Division raised $422,000 for College Success Foundation to support their in-school programs in improving high school graduation rates among underserved students.

Where We Give

We focus on giving locally to help strengthen neighborhoods and change lives.