About : UFCW 951 Foundation

UFCW 951 Foundation


What is the UFCW 951 Foundation?

The UFCW 951 Foundation, established in 1996, is a member-driven program that provides assistance to members facing difficult times, along with scholarship programs that help with child care, education, children’s extracurricular and community involvement, medical and utility bills and transportation and housing expenses. UFCW 951 is always looking for ways to expand the Foundation programs that benefit members.

Funded primarily through voluntary paycheck deductions by the UFCW 951 membership, the Foundation is an integral part of the 951 community.

In the first quarter of 2021, members received $18,250 in scholarships along with $8,040 in workplace fundraisers and $31,750 in C.A.R.E.S. Grants for a grand total of $58,040. The UFCW 951 Foundation is on track to give back over $250,000 to members in 2021.

The Foundation matches 25% of the amount donated by members during fundraisers. The combined total is given to the member in need.

Click here to find out more information on scholarship opportunities for you and your family members.


Making the UFCW 951 Foundation Your Charity of Choice is Easy...

The Foundation's work is primarily supported by the more than 3,000 members who make voluntary donations to the UFCW 951 Foundation through payroll deductions. To contribute to and to advance the work of the foundation only takes $1.00 a week.

Donate now to ensure that the good work of the UFCW 951 Foundation continues. Complete a donation form available from your union steward, union representative or the union office. 


Where Do Your Donations to the Foundation Go?
  • $30,000 Awarded in College Scholarships for Tuition and Textbooks
  • $10,000 Awarded in Medical Reimbursement Awards
  • $10,000 Awarded in Education Scholarships
  • $12,000 Awarded in Utility Reimbursements
  • $9,000 Awarded in Child Care Scholarships
  • $2,000 Awarded in Family Enrichment Scholarships
  • $20,000 Awarded in Housing Expense Reimbursements *NEW*
  • $10,000 Awarded in Transportation Expense Reimbursements *NEW*


UFCW 951 Foundation Board of Directors

John Cakmakci, UFCW 951
Karin Hopman, UFCW 951
Todd Regis, UFCW 951
Bill Black, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dr. James Martin, Wayne State University
Joe Gusman, Kroger
Michael Herrera, JBS
Dr. Phil Knight, Food Bank Council of Michigan