Jackson Family Wines is committed to giving back in the areas where we do business. As part of our long-standing dedication to being good partners, we support many community-based programs including the Red Cross, United Way, and Boys and Girls Clubs. Our company regularly collaborates with local government, educators, scientists, and business leaders on issues affecting our industry and community.
Each year, hundreds of our employees give of their time to support local organizations. We’ve built on this momentum with Rooted for Good, our formal employee volunteer program. Employees are compensated for up to 16 hours of volunteer service per year, as part of our company-wide volunteer month and department volunteer days.
Working with community leaders over the last seven years, the family has made significant contributions to charities throughout California’s Sonoma County and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The family’s $500,000 donation to the Sonoma County Justice Center for victims of domestic violence in 2010 was the largest single pledge for any family justice center nationwide.
In keeping with a longstanding commitment to education, the family has pledged $4 million to the University of California, Davis, for the construction of the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building. This will enable the adjacent LEED Platinum-Certified winery, brewery and food complex to become the first self-sustainable (net zero-water, energy and carbon) teaching and research facility in the world. It includes 10 modular spaces that will house upgradeable installations for sustainable wine production technologies including rainwater recapture and carbon dioxide sequestration.
To learn more about our wine donation guidelines and to submit a donation request for your nonprofit, please visit our charitable donations site.