PHOENIX, Ariz. – April 1, 2019 – The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation is now accepting online applications for its annual Neighborhood Grant program available to local nonprofit partners that support children’s health and nutrition education programs. Organizations can visit sprouts.com/neighborhoodgrants to apply through May 31.
“Through Neighborhood Grants, we’re working to shift the landscape of health by focusing on programs that empower children with the access, knowledge, confidence and desire to make healthier food choices so that they can grow up to become healthier adults,” said Lyndsey Waugh, executive director of the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation. “The nearly 200 local grant recipients that have received funding since the Foundation was formed in 2015 are key partners in helping to achieve our mission of changing how children understand nutrition.”
Last year, the Foundation awarded 85 Neighborhood Grants totaling $550,000, supported by in-store roundup campaigns and funds from the Foundation. 2018 partner program highlights include:
- Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students (BUGS) based in Baltimore, Md., helping students improve academic skills, school attendance and behavior, while also building confidence and self-esteem.
- Sproutin’ Up based in Fort Collins, Colo., developing education standards based in health and science that teach healthy living, sustainable agriculture and community health through hands-on gardening experiences and activities.
- Education Outside in San Francisco, Calif., creating school garden curriculum featuring cooking and tasting activities designed to help 3rd to 5th graders understand their local food system and develop lifelong eating habits.
Sprouts shoppers can support local organizations in their communities between April 21 and May 1 by participating in the in-store register round up donating change from their visits.
About the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation
The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation was founded in 2015 to drive lasting change in the health of the communities in which Sprouts operates. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $7 million to 260 nonprofits supporting health and wellness related causes. By supporting these programs nationwide that broaden access to health and nutrition education, the Foundation empowers individuals to live healthier lives. Sprouts covers 100 percent of the Foundation’s operational expenses, ensuring every dollar raised goes directly to programs.
About Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. specializes in fresh, natural and organic products at prices that appeal to everyday grocery shoppers. Based on the belief that healthy food should be affordable, Sprouts’ welcoming environment and knowledgeable team members continue to drive its growth. Sprouts offers a complete shopping experience that includes an array of fresh produce in the heart of the store, a deli with prepared entrees and side dishes, The Butcher Shop and The Fish Market at Sprouts, an expansive vitamins and supplements department and more. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., Sprouts employs more than 30,000 team members and operates more than 300 stores in 19 states from coast to coast. Visit about.sprouts.com for more information.