The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation is accepting applications now for its annual Neighborhood Grants program. The grants are awarded to 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 for a 2020 Neighborhood Grant, ranging in size from $1,000 to $10,000, by visiting sprouts.com/foundation through July 20. This year, the foundation expects to award $600,000 in Neighborhood Grants across 23 states.
“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, based in Phoenix, Arizona. “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.
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 programs 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 operational expenses, ensuring that every dollar raised goes directly to programming.