Kroger Foundation: Donation Request

Kroger Co. Foundation

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Next deadline: Jun 26, 2024

Later deadlines: Sep 18, 2024, Dec 4, 2024, Apr 3, 2025, Jun 26, 2025

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Food Access & Hunger Education - K through 12 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Environment Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Nutrition & Healthy Eating Wellness & Healthy Living Youth Development & Leadership Food Waste / Composting Health Care Access & Delivery Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States


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Overview:

Lifting Up Our Communities

In the past six years, Kroger has directed more than $1.9 billion in charitable giving to support national and local organizations that feed families and build stronger communities. Of this, more than $1.3 billion in giving focused on ending hunger and bringing our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social and environmental impact plan to life for our neighbors.

Through corporate giving and the work of our two foundations – The Kroger Co. Foundation and The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation – we direct more than $300 million annually to partners and causes that align with our mission.

Donation Request

At Kroger, we believe strong communities are everyone's responsibility. We are committed to helping the communities we call home grow and prosper. Each year, we help hundreds of local nonprofit organizations that are working to make our communities better places to live and work.

Our charitable giving and grantmaking supports Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste impact plan, our commitment to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste across our company. See more details about our impact plan in our ESG Report.

We also support other nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in our communities. Kroger gives back to our communities through Kroger Community Rewards in these key focus areas:

  • Zero Hunger | Zero Waste
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Education & Youth Development
  • Disaster Relief
  • Stronger Communities

Every community is unique, but our common goal is to partner with the neighborhoods we serve and help the people live healthier lives. One of the ways in which we do this is through our Kroger Community Rewards program. This program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping customers do every day. Your non-profit organization can sign up for Community Rewards and offer the opportunity for customers to link their Shopper’s Card to your organization. Once a Shopper Card is linked to an organization, all a customer needs to do is swipe their card at checkout and their chosen organization earns funds.

Funding

When requesting a donation, please specify the type of support needed from these options: 

  • Cash Donation: nonprofit organization request for charitable cash support to help drive community impact. This includes Foundation Grants for philanthropic support to transform our communities without any commercial incentive
  • Sponsorship: nonprofit organization request for cash support with the purpose of achieving commercial objectives
  • Gift Card: nonprofit organization request for gift cards
  • Product: nonprofit organization request for in-kind or product donations

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • We support organizations that share our mission to transform communities. Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan is our commitment to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste across the company by the specified date. 
  • We consider donation requests from 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organizations through this platform.
    • We verify all 501(c)(3) nonprofits through the Guidestar Charity Check, to confirm they meet all IRS requirements to receive grants and donations.
  • Kroger, The Kroger Foundation and Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

Ineligibility:

  • We do not make donations to the following:
    • Individuals,
    • Travel expenses,
    • Political campaigns,
    • Sectarian or religious organizations for projects that serve only its own members or supporters; and
    • Organizations that discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, age, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and/or expression.

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This page was last reviewed June 22, 2024 and last updated June 21, 2024