The Community First Grant supports Whole Foods Market Team Members engaged with nonprofits with programs focusing on long-term fresh, healthy food access creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system.

Through Team Member nominations, Whole Cities Foundation has awarded 226 grants in over 100 cities investing $1,260,000 since launching the Community First Grant Program in 2016.

Interested in learning more about the Community First Grant nomination process? View a sample Team Member Nomination Application and a sample Community Partner Application.

 

2021 Community First Grant Team Members

Meet 44 Whole Foods Market Team Members that nominated 63 nonprofit organizations to apply for an $8,000 grant.

2020 Community First Grant Community Partners

In 2020, Whole Cities Foundation awarded 40 nonprofit organizations in the U.S. an $8,000 grant for a total investment of $320,000 to help expand access to fresh, healthy food and nutrition education.

2019 Community First Grant Team Members and Community Partners

In 2019, 66 nonprofits each received $5,000 Community First Grants. These grants, made possible thanks to Whole Foods Market Team Member nominations and an application process, are awarded to nonprofits that increase access to fresh, healthy food and nutrition education in their local communities.

2018 Community First Grant Team Members & Community Partners

In November of 2018, we awarded $255,000 to 51 organizations increasing access to fresh, healthy food in 40 cities in 21 states!

2017 Community First Grant Team Members & Community Partners

In 2017, Whole Cities Foundation awarded 44 grants investing $220,000 in nonprofits in the U.S.

2016 Community First Grant Team Members & Community Partners

In 2016, Whole Cities Foundation awarded 32 grants investing $160,000 in nonprofits in the U.S.

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