Top 50 Corporate Giver

Safeway Inc (SWY)


Barbara Koon

Foundation program:

The Safeway Foundation
0 % of giving is through foundation

Signature program:

[none listed]

2004 cash donations $ 25,000,000
As pct. of revenue 0.1 %
As pct. of earnings 3.1 %
Change since 2003 0 %
Change since 2002 -19.4 %

2004 in-kind donations $ 100,000,000
As pct. of revenue 0.3 %
As pct. of earnings 12.6 %
Change since 2003 0 %
Change since 2002 66.7 %

Projected increase/decrease no change

 Favored Issues
  arts   education   community development   health care   international
  Arts   Edu   Comm   Health   Intl

   Other / specifics:   Hunger relief
Special needs, disabilities

 Major Objectives

Hunger Relief
As one of North America's leading food retailers, we are proud to be at the forefront of efforts to reduce hunger. During 2004 our U.S. retail operations donated more than $100 million worth of merchandise to local food banks and hunger relief programs. Safeway is one of the largest supporters of America's Second Harvest, the nation's largest network of food banks.

We have long recognized the critically important role education plays in building strong communities and ensuring their future growth. Last year we contributed more than $20 million to local schools through eScrip and other fundraising programs.

Health and Human Services
We support vital health and human services such as women's shelters, health screening and child care, to name just a few. We hold annual fundraisers for prostate cancer awareness, breast cancer awareness and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Special Needs
We donate funds to agencies that help people with disabilities and other special needs. Through in-store donation programs, our customers and employees have donated many millions of dollars for victims of natural disasters and other tragedies. In early 2005, for example, we raised more than $3.8 million for tsunami relief efforts in South Asia and Eastern Africa.