In 1991, the California Grocers Association Board of Directors embarked on an ambitious program – to expand into areas previously beyond CGA’s reach due to limited resources and funding. That desire was the genesis for creating the CGA Educational Foundation.

With a major concern among top executives of the retail grocery industry that there will be a shortage of qualified employees in the future, it is necessary to help industry employees advance in order to retain them.

The CGA Educational Foundation assists CGA member companies by encouraging them to identify qualified employees, educate them in preparation for advancement and offer them the means to sharpen their skills in order to grow.

The CGA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit tax-exempt organization which supports and provides educational opportunities for the grocery industry. Donations to the Educational Foundation are tax deductible contributions.

Our Vision

The California Grocers Association Educational Foundation strengthens the Grocery Industry by empowering people to learn and grow.

Our Mission

The California Grocers Association Educational Foundation provides financial assistance to advance the educational goals of CGA member employees and their dependents and offers educational programs for the grocery industry.

Foundation Staff

Ronald K. Fong


Brianne Page


Miriam Ellis

Administration and Programs Coordinator

CGA Educational Foundation

1005 12th Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 448-3545
Fax: (916) 448-2793