Caring for Communities

As a company, we are set up very uniquely for a large business. Our stores are not cookie cutter big box-type stores with directives from “corporate” about how to run the business. Each of our stores has a lot of latitude in deciding the best way to operate that individual store to meet the needs of the local community. That makes community giving really special and fun. Overall, our community giving well exceeds 5% of our total net profits each year.


Whole Planet Foundation
Creating economic partnerships with the poor in the developing-world communities that supply our stores with product.
Whole Planet Foundation
Whole Kids Foundation
Supporting schools and inspiring families to improve children's nutrition and wellness.
Whole Kids Foundation
Whole Cities Foundation
Bringing fresh, nutritious food and broader access to healthy eating education to underserved communities.
Whole Cities Foundation
Whole Trade Guarantee
Highlighting our commitment to ethical trade, the environment and quality products sourced from developing nations.
Whole Trade Guarantee
Community Giving
Our team members are part of the local community, and they are passionate about supporting the local causes that are important to our shoppers and neighbors.
Community Giving
Local Producer Loan Program
Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP) provides up to $10 million in low-interest loans to small, local producers. Why? Because we believe in supporting local farmers and producers.
Local Producer Loan Program