At Whole Foods Market we give back to the community in many ways, from product donations, our Community Support Days, Bag Refund Donation Program, and team member volunteering!
This page is focused on community giving at our Pearl store in Portland, Oregon. For more information on general Whole Foods Marketing community giving, click here.
We are currently committed to a three year plan to support healthy food security in Oregon, in the areas of access, empowerment and sustainability and are focusing all of our charitable giving in this area. If your organization falls into this category, please fill out and submit one of the applications below to our Marketing & Community Relations Team Lead; including a copy of your organization’s 501c3 letter.
Community Giving Opportunities
BAG REFUND DONATION PROGRAM Application
Each quarter, Whole Foods Market Pearl selects two non-profits to be beneficiaries for our Bag Refund program. For each bag re-used, guests can claim a ten cent deduction off their grocery bill, or they can choose to apply their refund to one of the non-profits. If your organization is interested in applying to be a bag refund beneficiary, please email a completed application and copy of your 501c3 letter to our Marketing & Community Relations Team Lead.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT 5% DAYS Application
On designated days throughout the year, 5% of the day’s net sales are donated to chosen non-profit organizations. Customers help support our selected organizations by shopping on these 5% Days. Four times a year, nonprofit organizations are chosen as recipients. If your organization is interested in applying for a 5% day, please email a completed application and copy of your 501c3 letter to our Marketing & Community Relations Team Lead.
GENERAL DONATIONS Application
Looking for a donation for your event or auction? Please email a completed donation application and copy of your 501c3 letter to our Marketing & Community Relations Team Lead. We do not donate catered food, including cakes, or to individuals seeking pledges. We recommend you submit your application at least 6-8 weeks prior to your event.
Although we would like to support every worthwhile cause, due to the volume of applications, it is not possible for Whole Foods Market to fulfill every request. Past support of an organization or an event is not a guarantee of future support. Requests without a 501c3 letter from the treasury will not be considered. Thank you for your interest in our philanthropic effort.