Community Giving in Raleigh

Core Value #5: We Care About Our Communities & Our Environment: 

We are dedicated to helping nonprofit groups in our community. Our previous recipients are groups that focus on animal welfare, hunger relief, human services, childhood education, and environmental concerns. Please read the descriptions of the programs that we offer carefully, including necessary timelines, to ensure that we can process your request. All forms can be submitted to

General Donations:

The Raleigh Whole Foods Market is happy to provide donations to many nonprofit groups in our immediate area through non-monetary donations (gift baskets, gift cards, cases of water or produce, and catering trays). This is great for non-profit organizations that need items for fundraising or are having a fundraising event. If your non-profit organization needs a non-monetary donation, please fill out the Donation Request Form All requests must be accompanied with your Federal 501-(c) 3 letter.  We require a minimum of four weeks’ notice for donation requests.

Sponsorship Information:

Sponsorship Applications are reviewed and are for organizations that are seeking support above the investment level of our general donations ($150 or higher). Organizations must apply 3 months in advance. Please fill out the Sponsorship Application

Health Fairs:

At Whole Foods Market, we strive to educate the community about good food, good health and a sustainable future. Upon approval, Whole Foods Market will participate in local health fairs, educational series and community events. Please fill out the Health Fair Participation Application

Community 5% Days:

On designated days throughout the year, a total of 5% of the day’s net sales are donated to local non-profit organizations. Customers help support our selected organizations just by shopping on these 5% Days. Selected organizations get to share their cause with the public by maintaining a booth with a representative from the organization throughout the entire day. This is a great way for an organization to increase funds and gain exposure. If your non-profit organization is interested in applying for a 5% Day, please fill out the5% Day Application