Caring for Communities

Collaboration has always been at the heart of our business and we are always looking for opportunities to learn more about how we might best serve our customers and communities. Continuing reading tonlearn more about our community giving programs.

Local Community Giving

Once per quarter, Whole Foods Market contributes to community-based non-profit organizations with aligned missions and values. Our charitable investments are led by local team member networks and are focused on addressing specific needs within their community.


Bag Refund Donation Program

In many markets, customers who shop with their reusable bags have the option of receiving a 5 or 10 cent credit (amount varies by location) per bag or donating that credit to a selected non-profitorganization. Recipient organizations are typically designated on a quarterly basis and help promote the Bag Refund Donation Program within the local community.

To learn more and apply for one of Whole Foods Market’s Community Giving Programs, visit our Community Engagement Portal.



Whole Foods Market has established three foundations that operate independently of our company. Please visit the foundations’ websites for more information about their giving priorities and application processes.