Community Partnerships in Carmel, Indiana

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 Carmel community and are actively involved by:

Donating goods and services to local organizations
Sponsoring community events and health fairs


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 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 paper 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 quarter’s selected local non-profit.


We are excited to be able to help the Carmel 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)

We are delighted to work with many local food pantrys to get healthy foods into the hands of local folks in need. Some of the local groups we work with include Second Helpings, The Food Link, Bread of Life Food Pantry & more! Additionally, each holiday season we raise money for a local food rescue organization.

We are proud to support our local schools through many avenues including our fundraising program each fall through the Whole Kids Foundation, where we raise money (and local schools apply) to receive a grant for a salad bar and/or school garden! You can learn more and get lots of parent & school-friendly resources at Check out one of our local recipients, Maple Glen Elementary School.

All requests for 5% Community Support Days, One Dime At A Time, and Community Partnerships 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 6-8 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. If you are interesting in applying for a donation/sponsorship/invitation to a health fair or other event, please apply online at