THE FREDERICK A. DELUCA FOUNDATION
Creating opportunities, building brighter futures, and strengthening our community through strategic philanthropy.
The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation was created in 1997 by the late Frederick DeLuca, co-founder of the global SUBWAY® restaurant chain, to provide youth and adults the tools to achieve independence and self-sufficiency. Since its inception, the foundation has provided educational scholarship opportunities and grants to community-based organizations in the state of Connecticut. Today, the Foundation’s impact has broadened to support artistic experiences, health awareness, and workforce development programs that enhance the lives of children and families throughout South Florida.
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.
OUR FOCUS AREAS
We work with local and regional non-profits who provide educational opportunities and support services that empower youth and adults to lead healthy, productive, and economically self-sufficient lives. Our goal is to help motivated individuals reach their full potential.
Our partners provide at-risk youth the opportunities and support services to achieve self-sustainability through college- and career-readiness programs.
We help underemployed and unemployed adults achieve self-sufficiency through career preparation, support services, training, scholarships, and job placement programs.
ARTS EDUCATION & OUTREACH
We partner with schools and non-profits to provide students with high-quality arts education programming during school, after school, and summer, ensuring that all children have the opportunity to experience and learn about the arts.
We seek to improve health outcomes of youth and adults living in resource-limited communities by increasing access to health education, nutritious foods, recreational activities, and healthcare services.
Our funded scholarship programs allow students to pursue higher education, increase their career options, and fill critical workforce gaps.