Our Commitment is Here to Stay

The Dermody Properties Foundation was founded in 1988, funded by the profits generated by the hard work and dedication of all the employees at Dermody Properties. With a focus on the arts, education, and the family, as well as a special emphasis on children and the elderly, our employee-managed Foundation has benefited thousands of families through hundreds of nonprofit organizations and causes.

Since its inception, the Dermody Properties Foundation has donated more than $3.65 million to a variety of nonprofits in the communities in which we do business. We are pleased to have awarded grants and scholarships to organizations such as: Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Northern Nevada Food Bank, Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation, Laura's House, Neighborhood Center, East Bay Kidpower, YMCA, Niles Township Homeless Respite Center, The Empowerment Center and BeLoved Atlanta We are especially proud to have sponsored two Habitat for Humanity houses, with both funds and volunteer labor.

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I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate these programs and how it gives me such relief to know that our kids here do not have to go hungry. For families that may be losing their home or their possessions, this is a tiny bit of relief that we can offer and we thank you.

Nick Romano, Mt. Pleasant Elementary, DE (sent on behalf of Cathy Kanefsky, President & CEO, Food Bank of Delaware)

On behalf of all staff at Second Harvest Food Bank, we give thanks to you. With support from you as well as all our donors last year, we provided approximately 9 million meals for families in our network of over 200+ community partners – including food pantries, shelters, and community centers.

Second Harvest Food Bank, Nazareth, PA

Thanks to your donation, Junior Achievement of South Central PA is honored to provide over 85,000 students annually with volunteer-led K-12 programs to improve their financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship skills. Our promise is always to provide learning experiences that help students reach their potential.

Tom Russell, CEO, Junior Achievement of South Central PA, York, PA

Your generosity allows us to provide food to children, adults and seniors who are experiencing hunger during these challenging times. We have adjusted our programs and partnerships to ensure the safety of those we serve and are on track to distribute nearly 22 million meals this year. We could not do this without friends like you stepping up and making a difference.

Vincent E. James, President and CEO, Dare to Care Food Bank, Louisville, KY

Thank you for your gift. Your investment supports our life-saving programs delivered free of charge to all those living with a cancer diagnosis. Together we work to make the journey better for cancer patients and those who love and care for them. Thank you for strengthening our work in the community.

Nancy Bulzoni, Executive Director, Cancer Wellness Center, Northbrook, IL

Thank you so much for the Dermody Properties Foundation grant to NYEP’s Community Living Program. It is a contribution like yours that allows us to do our important work with homeless young women, as well as bring a quality of life into their home. Thank you for your continued support of advancing the status of young women in our community.

Monica DuPea, Executive Director, Nevada Youth Empowerment Group (NYEP), Reno, NV

On behalf of Miracle Flights, I want to send my sincerest thanks to the Dermody Properties Foundation for the incredible support! Your commitment to help sick children and their families access the best medical care for their illness makes all the difference as they travel on their journey to health. Your contribution will provide flights, emergency assistance, and ground support to children in need of distant, specialized medical care.

Anita Carpenter, Resource Development Manager, Miracle Flights, Las Vegas, NV

Thank you, Dermody Properties Foundation, for helping to end hunger and hunger’s root causes in Oregon and Clark County, Washington! With your valued partnership and support, we continue making strides in our vision to realize a more equitable society for us all.

Susannah Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, Oregon Food Bank

For 45 years, Tommy Nobis Center has proudly remained an industry leader, transforming the lives of thousands of people with disabilities through equitable education, training, and employment. Our successes are direct results of your kindness, support, and devotion to our cause.

Dave Ward, President & CEO, Tommy Nobis Center, Marietta, GA

On behalf of the River’s Edge Ranch, I would like to express our sincere thanks to the Dermody Properties Foundation for the grant to the Ranch. This generous donation will add fuel to the Ranch’s mission to restore hope for men struggling with substance abuse, empowering them to have a positive impact on their families, places of work and communities.

Doug Whiteman, President, River’s Edge Ranch, Lucerne Valley, CA

On behalf of the Northwest Valley Family YMCA, thank you for your gift from the Dermody Properties Foundation. Because of you, we can ensure the health and safety of the kids and families throughout the communities we serve.

Robert Wollenzien, Executive Director, Valley of the Sun YMCA, Phoenix, AZ

On behalf of Oakland Elizabeth House, we want to express our appreciation for your grant as it helps support the services we offer to build a warm, supportive community for families who rely on us for transitional housing.

Jackie Yancy, Executive Director, Oakland Elizabeth House, Oakland, CA

All of us here at California CareForce want to extend our sincerest ‘thank you’ for your donation to the 2022 Placer Stand Down Clinic. We could not have provided free dental, vision, and medical services to the hundreds of veterans in need in the Placer County area, as well as their families, without your generous support.

Sarina Klein, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, California CareForce, Roseville, CA