Foundation expects to award 100 grants to local nonprofits in 23 states
PHOENIX, Ariz. – May. 21, 2020 – The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation is now accepting applications for its annual Neighborhood Grants program from nonprofit organizations working at the community level to provide nutrition education and food access programs to kids.
Nonprofits that provide resources such as community gardens and youth cooking classes in the states where Sprouts Farmers Market stores operate are invited to apply online for a 2020 Neighborhood Grant, ranging in size from $1,000 to $10,000, through July 20. This year, the Foundation expects to award $600,000 in Neighborhood Grants across 23 states. More details can be found by visiting sprouts.com/foundation.
“Nonprofit organizations play a critical role in providing children and families with the education, resources and encouragement to learn how to life healthier lives,” said Lyndsey Waugh, executive director of the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation. “Through our Neighborhood Grants program, we are able to partner in this meaningful work and serve our communities.”
Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $10 million to nonprofit partners across 22 states. Together, these organizations have impacted thousands of young lives, teaching kids the importance of eating well and providing opportunities to access fresh, healthy food, close to home.
About the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation
Founded in 2015, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation aims to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, especially children, to live healthier lives. With a focus on nutrition education and fresh food access, the Foundation’s nonprofit partners teach children both how to grow and prepare fresh foods, as well as why such foods are important to their bodies. Knowing that kids who learn these lessons from a young age are more likely to grow up eating healthier food as adults, The Foundation aims to reach children at every stage of development, providing hands-on learning and tasting of fresh fruits and vegetables as they grow. Sprouts Farmers Market covers all of the Foundation’s operational expenses, ensuring that every dollar raised goes directly to programming.
About Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, has made healthy living accessible to shoppers for nearly two decades by offering affordable, fresh, natural and organic products. True to its farmers market heritage, Sprouts is known for pioneering its unique grocery model by offering a welcoming store layout featuring fresh produce at the center of the store, an expansive bulk foods section, and a vitamin department focused on overall wellness. Sprouts also offers a unique assortment of healthier products with special attributes, such as plant-based, gluten-free, keto-friendly, and grass-fed, to meet the growing and diverse needs of today’s consumer. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., Sprouts employs more than 32,000 team members and operates over 340 stores in 23 states from coast to coast. Visit about.sprouts.com for more information.