Sprouts Fund to Award $3M for Community Wellness

The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation is now accepting applications for funding from organizations focused on nutrition education, nutrition access, and wellness for children and adults within the communities served by Sprouts Farmers Market. Sprouts will distribute a total of $3 million to around 300 local organizations.

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

The foundation aims to improve health outcomes by supporting initiatives in nutrition education, nutrition access, and wellness. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 will be awarded in three categories:

  • Sprouting School Gardens: Funding for new or existing school-based gardening programs that provide students with hands-on learning experiences, bringing nutrition education to life.
  • 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 dedicated to 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 more than $20 million in grants to organizations involved in nutrition education and wellness. Approximately 3 million children participate in programs supported by the foundation each year, and Sprouts plans to more than double its grant programs in the coming year.

The deadline for grant applications is July 15th.