Whole Foods Market Annapolis is your community store, supporting dozens of local charitable organizations each year through direct donations, in-kind donations, and volunteer time.
How to Apply for Support
To apply for support from Whole Foods Market Annapolis, please click HERE to complete our online donation application.
- Must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or authorized to fundraise on their behalf.
- Must be an organization based in Anne Arundel County or the near surrounding region.
- Applications must be submitted online.
- Application must state the type of donation request (see below).
- Due to the quantity of applications we receive, please submit your request at least 10 weeks prior to your date of need.
Types of Support
IN-KIND DONATION REQUESTS
We encourage our local charitable organizations to reach out to us for support of their events and fundraising campaigns. Although we do not give direct cash donations, we can provide food, product and gift cards. For applicants, please provide a specific list of items requested for donation on your application.
Whole Foods Market Annapolis holds a 5% Day quarterly on which 5% of total sales is donated to a local charitable organization. Our 5% days are an opportunity to not only give back to the community financially, but to also partner with an organization on a hands-on project. We love being involved with our community! If applying for a 5% day, please include on your application suggestions of how a Whole Foods Market volunteer group of 10-15 individuals could support your organization with a specific project. Click HERE to apply for a 5% Day. In the "event" field of the application, please put "5% Day, month." For the event description, list how you would use these funds (approx. $7K).
NICKELS FOR NONPROFITS
Whole Foods Market Annapolis supports two local nonprofit organizations quarterly through the Nickels for Nonprofits program. This program gives shoppers with reusable bags a wooden nickel to "donate" to one of these organizations. Each quarter, this raises several hundred dollars for each of the charities. It is also a great awareness raiser as we post information about the organizations at each or our registers for the full quarter. Click HERE to apply for Nickels for Nonprofits. In the "event" field of the application, please put "Nickels for Nonprofits." For the event description, list how this would benefit your organization.
2014 Donation Recipients
21st Century Education Foundation
American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
Animal Resource Foundation
Annapolis Film Festival
Annapolis Middle School
Annapolis Tri Club
Arundel Soccer Association
ATC NF Endurance Team
Bay Area Community Church
Belvedere Elementary School
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Box of Rain
Cape St. Claire Elementary School
Caritas Society of St. John's College
Chesapeake Bay Trust
Chesapeake Christian Fellowship
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating
Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra
Congregation Kneseth Israel
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Davidsonville Elementary School
The Diabetes Center
Eagle Cove School
The Emmaus Center
Ft. Meade Officer's Social Club
Gethsemane Baptist Church
Hakerman-Patz House, AAMC
Hillsmere Elementary School
Historic London Town & Gardens
Juice 4 Life, Inc.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Links, Inc.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association
Mayo Elementary School
Old Mill High School
Riviera Beach Elementary School
Scott Thomas Palmer Memorial Scholarship Fund
South Shore Elementary School
St. Andrew's Day School
St. Anne's School of Annapolis
St. John's College
St. Margaret's Day School
St. Mary's High School
West Annapolis Elementary School
Windsor Farm Elementary School
World Wide Community, Inc.
Y of Central Maryland
For more information about donations, community support, or to discuss volunteer opportunities for the Whole Foods Market team, please contact Denise Crouse at Denise.Crouse@wholefoods.com.