At Whole Foods Market, we are active participants in our community and extremely proud of our community involvement and the relationships we continue to forge. To best fit the needs of our community, we live our philanthropic mission through a variety of giving opportunities.
We offer various donations to 501 (c) 3 organizations to help their needs and goals be met. On a local basis, we are actively involved in our communities with:
- Special event or series support through the donation of goods and services
- Charitable product donation to meet a specific community need
- Special project support that helps promote healthy eating education, wellness, environmental consciousness, sustainability, the arts, or education
Community Support Day
Our Community 5% Days are one meaningful way we give back to our community. These 5% Days consist of in-store events and demos, and end with five percent of the day’s net sales being donated to the benefiting organization. Customers help support our selected organizations just by shopping on these 5% Days.
One Dime at a Time
Our One Dime a Time program gives shoppers the opportunity to donate their 10-cent, reusable bag credit to a local charity. Four local organizations are chosen every year to recieve the donations collected from this program.
Organizations interested in any of these opportnities must apply online at wfm.com/donate. We ask that submissions be received six to eight weeks in advance. While submitting an applicaiton is a necessary first step in the process, it is not a guarantee that a donation request will be granted. Due to the large volume of requests we receive, we unfortunately cannot honor every request, and will only contact you if we can provide a donation for your organization.
In order to keep our donations local and best serve our community, we do not donate to individuals, individuals seeking pledges, multiple requests from the same organization, or organizations and/or causes more than 10 miles away from our store.