Donations and Community Giving at Naperville

Whole Foods Market is a company with a conscience. We believe companies, like individuals, must assume their share of responsibility as tenants of Planet Earth. We believe passionately in supporting the Naperville community and are actively involved by:

  • Donating goods and services to local organizations
  • Sponsoring community events
  • Educating adults and children with interactive tours of the store
  • Hosting adult and child cooking classes


Our Community Support (5%) Days are one meaningful way we give back to our community. On designated days throughout the year a total of 5% of the day’s net sales are donated to local 501c3 non-profit organizations. Customers help support our selected organizations just by shopping on these 5% Days.


Our One Dime at a Time program provides an incentive to our customers to eliminate single-use plastic bags and develop stronger communities all at the same time. At the register, customers will have the option to receive a 10 cent per bag refund as cash back off their receipt or they can choose to donate it to that month’s selected charity organization.


We are excited to be able to help the Naperville community with a variety of partnership opportunities throughout the year, including:

Event Assistance (single event or a series of events)
Donations (usually product donation for charity purposes)
Project Support (community gardens, mural production, etc)

All requests are reviewed on a monthly basis and recipients will be notified as soon as possible. Please be advised that due to the large volume of requests that we receive, we require a minimum of 6 weeks advanced notice for any donation. Unfortunately, we can not honor every request and will only contact you if we can provide a donation for your organization.

For a donation to your 501c3 or to apply for One Dime at A Time, please fill out the form that pertains to you and return it to our customer service desk.

donation guidelines & application form.doc

One Dime at a Time Application.doc