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, our 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, we 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 our operational expenses, ensuring that every dollar raised goes directly to programming. 

Celebrating 5 Years of Creating Healthy Communities

It’s been five exciting years for the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, working to bring healthy food access and nutrition education programs to youth. In that time, we have awarded more than $10 million to nonprofit partners across 23 states. Together, these organizations have impacted thousands of young lives, teaching kids the importance of eating well and providing fresh, healthy food, close to home.

We’ve grown over the years, adding new partners and programs along the way. With three grant options now available – the Neighborhood Grant, Healthy Communities Grant and Impact Grant – we are working with organizations of all sizes, from those at the grassroots level to others overseeing garden operations across entire cities. Through the partners we support, more than 100,000 children received nutrition education and fresh food access in 2019 alone, and we look to increase that number in the years ahead.

As we work to alter the nutritional landscape, we remain focused on providing children with the knowledge, tools, confidence and desire they need to make healthier food choices. Together, we can continue improving the way our kids eat and build healthy habits that will last a lifetime!

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2020 Neighborhood Grant Recipients

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Our Mission in Action

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