Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation Announces It Will Award $3M to Local Organizations Advancing Nutrition, Health, and Wellness

Adults with autism and other neurodiversities participate in cooking courses at First Place AZ model apartment community to build independent living skills with help from Sprouts grant funding. (Photo: Business Wire)

PHOENIX--()--The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation today announced that organizations can now apply for funding for programs that advance nutrition education, nutrition access, and wellness for children and adults in the communities where Sprouts operates. Sprouts will award a total of $3M to approximately 300 local organizations.

“Our 32,000 team members want to see our communities thrive. Supporting local organizations that focus on wellness and nutrition access is an important part of what we do,” said Jack Sinclair, chief executive officer of Sprouts Farmers Market.

The Foundation’s mission is focused on improving health outcomes by supporting nutrition education, nutrition access, and wellness programs. Each of the grants will provide organizations with $5,000 to $10,000 in funding. The grant categories include:

  • Sprouting School Gardens – Funding for new or existing school-based gardening programs that provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that bring nutrition education to life for students
  • Growing Healthy Kids – Funding for community-based programs focused on children’s nutrition access, nutrition education, and health and wellness
  • Wellness Across the Lifespan – Funding for community-based programs focused on adult health and wellness

“Our goal is to help children and adults connect with vital resources, learn new skills, and improve their health and wellness,” said Lyndsey Waugh, executive director of the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation. “We look forward to working with over 300 organizations to drive meaningful impact in our communities."

Since 2015, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation has awarded over $20 million in grants to organizations that are working on the front lines of nutrition education and wellness. An estimated 3 million children participate in programs supported by the Foundation each year and Sprouts expects to more than double its grant programs in the year ahead.

The deadline to apply is July 15, 2024. For more information on the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation visit www.sprouts.com/about/sprouts-foundation/

About Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc.

True to its farm-stand heritage, Sprouts offers a unique grocery experience featuring an open layout with fresh produce at the heart of the store. Sprouts inspires wellness naturally with a carefully curated assortment of better-for-you products paired with purpose-driven people. The healthy grocer continues to bring the latest in wholesome, innovative products made with lifestyle-friendly ingredients such as organic, plant-based and gluten-free. Headquartered in Phoenix, and one of the largest and fastest growing specialty retailers of fresh, natural and organic food in the United States, Sprouts employs approximately 32,000 team members and more than 400 stores in 23 states nationwide. To learn more about Sprouts, and the good it brings communities, visit about.sprouts.com.