Health & Human Services

We believe that all people deserve access to essential human services and that the health of our community starts with the health of our neighbors. Therefore, we sponsor organizations that are engaged in medical research. We contribute to financing medical research programs that improve the lives of our neighbors, particularly those who traditionally have little or no access to care.

We focus, among other health-related causes, on Cancer Research and organizations that:

  • Increase the number of patients enrolled in cancer trials
  • Increase the number of patients who gained access to cancer preventative testing
  • Increase the number of patients given access to alternative medicine for cancer

We believe that a cure will be found and that our careful allocation of funds will be a catalyst in the process.

Local Stories

The Albertsons Companies Foundation and The Vons Foundation Raises over $372,000 for Victims of San Bernardino Tragedy

On December 2nd, 2015 the San Bernardino community was hit hard by an unexpected tragic event, a mass shooting.  The mass shooting that took the lives of 14 people and injured 22 others not only affected us because it took place in the community in which we operate and facilitate community programs but the organization that was targeted has been a long standing partner of Arrowhead United Way throughout its 125 year legacy. On a yearly basis County of San Bernardino Employees from various departments work with Arrowhead United Way to better the community and provide resources to those in need. The news of this event strongly impacted people across the nation and in partnership with the Arrowhead United Way, the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Vons Foundation understood the need to support those affected.

The San Bernardino United (SBUnited) Relief Fund was established just hours after the incident as individuals and companies were wondering what they could do to help.  A formal partnership was established with the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors which allowed them to direct donation inquiries to the SBUnited Relief Fund as a means of ensuring that donations were collected in one place to make the greatest impact.

The Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Vons Foundation enacted a check stand fundraiser to aid these victims and their families.  In merely 10 days of fundraising, over $372,000 was collected in Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores across Southern California.

Funds raised will be used to assist those affected by the December 2nd tragedy which includes (1) families that have experienced loss, (2) those that were shot or injured to assist with medical bills, (3) those in the room.  Arrowhead United Way is not deducting any administration or other fees from donations collected. 100% of what is received will go directly to the San Bernardino United Relief Fund.

Mammoth Hospital’s Foundation Partners with the Vons Foundation to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer

In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mammoth Hospital Foundation and the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Vons Foundation have partnered the past 3 years to raise a total of close to $30,000 for Mammoth Hospital’s Breast Care Fund.  All donations help underprivileged women of Inyo and Mono Counties pay for mammograms as part of Mammoth Hospital’s Breast Care Fund.

Yuri Parisky, M.D., Medical Imaging Director at Mammoth Hospital is very grateful to the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Vons Foundation in generously supporting the Breast Care Fund for the last 3 years.  “The Vons Foundation has again and again demonstrated its commitment to this community by keeping it local, and supporting Mammoth Hospital in its vigilance against Breast Cancer,” said Parisky. “The Vons Foundation is proud to continue our support of Mammoth Hospital’s life-saving mammography program,” said Jenna Watkinson, Manager of Communications and Community Relations for Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions.  “We hope with this commitment, we are able to make an impact on the community need.”

Where We Give

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