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Our Focus

Our Foundation focuses primarily on supporting the communities in which we operate as well as supporting causes of significance to our employees and other constituents of Seneca Foods Corporation.

Our Scope

Priority consideration for funding is given to organizations and programs:

  • with Seneca employee or retiree connections;
  • that are geographically located within or have close proximity to a community where Seneca operates a facility or has substantial presence;
  • that support activities and efforts that align with Seneca’s mission and vision;

Requests that do not fall into the Scope may also be considered pending current funding budgets, eligibility, and funding category relevance.

Funding Categories

  • Academics
  • Agriculture
  • Community
  • Health & Wellness
  • Memorial & Bereavement
  • Youth Sports

To Qualify For Funding

In order to qualify for funding, the entity must be a not-for-profit corporation, foundation, agency, organization, institution, fund, trust or community chest that has been established, organized and is operating exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, cultural or educational purposes as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), or by otherwise engaging in activities or making expenditures in furtherance of such purposes.


In general, it is the policy of the Foundation not to fund the following:

  • Organizations that are not tax-exempt under paragraph 501(c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service Code;
  • Programs of religious denominations or sects except when they provide needed services to the community at large;
  • Direct grants to individuals, including requests for travel and related expenses, education, medical, political campaign, public office, etc.
  • Propaganda or lobbying efforts to influence legislation

Please note: as a general rule, the Seneca Foods Foundation only considers one request per organization annually.

Where is the program located?

Grantmaking is only done in communities in which Seneca Foods has a business presence. See our list of locations here.

Ready to submit a grant request?

Download the application here.


Please call the Seneca Foods Foundation office at (315) 926-8100 or contact us online.

Thank you for your interest in the Seneca Foods Foundation. We hope these guidelines will help you better understand our charitable giving program.