Community Relations in Charleston

Whole Foods Market is dedicated to helping nonprofit and other organizations in our stores’ local communities. Our Community Relations program supports organizations that address community issues such as hunger relief, environmental awareness, local and sustainable agriculture, animal welfare and health and human services.

To request a donation, store tour or submit a 5% Day application, please complete the appropriate application below and return it to our customer service desk or via email at the address provided.

To ensure your application is reviewed, please read the information and timelines specified on each application.


General Donation Application

With this form groups can apply for support in the form of gift bags, gift cards, catering trays or in-kind product donations (such as fruit, water, snacks, etc.) for community events and charity auctions. Selections for this type of donation are made monthly and are between $25 and $150 per donation. Organizations must apply at least 30 days in advance of when their donation is needed and can only receive donations once every six months.

5% Day Application

On 5% Day, held quarterly, a selected nonprofit organization will receive five percent of the store’s net sales for that day. Interested applicants must be a registered 501(c)3 organization and commit to a significant level of promotional support for the day. Organizations are limited to being selected as a 5% Day beneficiary once every two years.

Store Tour Request Form

Suitable for all ages, our tours last between 40 minutes and one hour, and are generally available Mondays through Thursdays. We ask for a completed request form no less than two weeks in advance and scheduling is based on availability.