Giving Back


Fritz and Phyllis Grupe have been giving back to San Joaquin County and beyond since their early days of marriage. From leading a choir and a Boy Scout troop to important museum gifting to developing one of the most successful public private partnerships for social services for the underserved in their county, Fritz and Phyllis have given their time, love and millions of dollars into philanthropy.

This philosophy has progressed into a company wide culture.  Our family of employees are happy to support a long list of local and national organizations in a variety of ways, from Goodwill Industries, Haggin Museum, Community Partnership for Families, Stockton Symphony, St. Marys Interfaith Dining Hall, YMCA, San Joaquin Fair, Women’s Center, to Child Abuse Prevention Council, Ducks Unlimited, Building Industry Association, El Concilio, Urban Land Institute, United Way, among others.

1984 Grupe Fair Fund

Mission Statement: The 1984 Grupe Fair Fund provides funding and support to programs that result in better (including, but not limited to) education, social, physical, spiritual and mental health for the most challenged, at-risk children, families and individuals in San Joaquin County.

Story – Since 1981 Fritz and Phyllis Grupe have hosted “Country Fair” and donated over $9 million dollars through the Fair Fund. Organizations such Easter Seals, ALS, San Joaquin A+, Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin, Gospel Center Rescue Mission and many others have benefitted. Primary focus for funding are programs that provide services that a risk children, families and individuals can tap into to create a better life for themselves in San Joaquin County.


We feel fortunate to be born in the United State of America with all its privileges.

We are blessed with our health and business success.

Since we have the means, we feel it’s important to reinvest our time and money into the community that helped us succeed.

2 of our community’s biggest challenges are:

  • Crime
  • Generational Poverty

The best way we know to address both of these challenges is through better education; so our focus and investments are on school readiness and reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.